Rebirth: Carl Suchy & Söhne Walz 1 – Hands-on with Photos, Specs and Price

By rolex
April 5, 2021
7 min read

It’s a well established formula; a name from the past to solidify your future. A watch company loses everything because of some emergency, lays lethargic for a decent number of years, and is in the end restored with enthusiasm and a huge amount of cash. Most never make it past the planning phase, some really make it to prototyping and a couple in the long run produce real watches. We’ve seen this with very good quality brands like Ferdinand Berthoud  and  Czapek , or in lower value sections with Lebois & Co for example, all being based on establishments of days gone by. The furthest down the line restoration to join the gathering is Carl Suchy & Söhne, and today we’re acquainting you with the Carl Suchy & Söhne Waltz N°1.

Carl Suchy & Söhne check industrial facility in Prague, at that point part of the Austrian Empire Carl Suchy & Söhne workshop in Vienna, opened in 1863 via Carl Suchy’s second child

The history of Carl Suchy & Söhne returns to the Austrian-Hungarian realm, now very nearly 200 years prior. Carl Suchy, brought into the world in 1796, completed an apprenticeship at Franz Lehner in 1812 which lead to the launch of a check produce in Prague in 1822. Achievement is rapidly upon him, as his pendulum and divider times begin winning prizes at different fairs, similar to the yearly Leipzig Trade Fair. At that point, his manifestations could match the main Swiss and English producers. In 1844 Carl Suchy was appointed the essential, and for a long time, sole watch purveyor to the court, a demonstration of his expertise. In 1849 Carl Suchy’s most established child (Carl Suchy Junior to keep it basic) joins the family business and opens a pocket watch processing plant in La Chaux-de-Fonds. In 1866 however, the most youthful child takes over from his dad, when he kicks the bucket at 70 years old years old. The company goes on until 1918, with the separation of the Austrian realm following the finish of the main World War. It is expected to be an inventive break, however one that keeps going just about 100 years.

Now however, the brand is being revived by Robert Punkenhofer and his group, including free watchmaker Marc Jenni . The Carl Suchy & Söhne Waltz N°1 is roused by the design of Alfred Loos, an Austrian draftsman who was dynamic during a similar period as the first Carl Suchy & Söhne brand. He’s generally celebrated for his “Loos House” which was intensely censured after it was worked as it disrupted with customary structural guidelines. Interestingly enough, ruler Franz Joseph I was so horrified by the structure that he never left his Hofburg Palace through the principle door, which is arranged opposite the Loos House in Habsburg. Albeit the Carl Suchy & Söhne Waltz N°1 is roused by engineering from days gone by, it is a lot of a contemporary design.

The plan of the Car Suchy & Söhne Waltz N°1 is controlled, maybe altogether too limited from the start. It holds a couple of intriguing components however, not at all of which is the astonishing decision of development. The smooth 41mm wide case, in cleaned or dark PVD covered steel, wears a significantly more modest than it really is because of the extremely short and descending calculated carries. The adjusted arch of the case, finished off with a domed sapphire precious stone, make it an entirely wearable, comfortable watch. The white or dark bowl molded dial of the Carl Suchy & Söhne Waltz N°1is beautified with a striped completion, which run in two bearings (vertical depressions on the left half, flat ones on the right). This makes a lively showcase, particularly when it gets the light. The splendid white dial plays a smidgen more with direct light in comparison to the dark one, and in this manner is somewhat more fascinating to the eye.

The scored design is broken by a little running seconds circle at 6 o’clock. It doesn’t have any markings, or signs on it, so think of it as a running marker instead of a little seconds. It includes a similar example as the remainder of the dial, on a little disc.Rounding out the plan of the dial are elliptical-molded, cleaned hour markers that follow the arch of the actual dial and spot markers for the minutes in the middle. The hands are formed like a sharp edge and cleaned flawlessly. Finally, the brands peak and name is situated at 12 o’clock.

The Carl Suchy & Söhne Waltz N°1 is fueled by a self-winding Vaucher VMF 5401 development. Our specialized editorial manager, Xavier, as of late wrote quite a couple of words on the Vaucher development maker ( see here ) and clarified exactly what separates them from others. Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier can be best depicted as one of the first top of the line providers to outsiders, giving developments to any semblance of Parmigiani Fleurier, Corum, Hermes, Richard Mille, Baume & Mercier and more modest free brands like Speake-Marin and Alexandre Meerson. Pretty much everything can be made to the customer’s determinations, similar to the shape and completing of extensions and plates or selection of materials or even incorporated tourbillon escapements.

The extra-level Vaucher VMF 5401 development in the Carl Suchy & Söhne Waltz N°1 is striking to take a gander at, with a couple of explicit alterations for Carl Suchy & Söhne. It can likewise be found in the Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950, which was introduced in steel at this years SIHH. The sapphire caseback considers an unmistakable perspective on the development. This is adorned with a sunray Côtes de Geneve completing where the equilibrium wheel is utilized as the “sun”. The gold-plated miniature rotor is done with similar even vertical scored design as the dial and its running marker. The development can store up to 50 hours of power.

It wears cozy on the wrist, and the state of the case is fitted with a smooth calfskin cowhide lash with bended closures (embracing the case) and a triple collapsing clasp with snappy delivery pushers as an afterthought. An aggregate of 4 distinct adaptations are accessible (Steel case with dark or white dial, dark case with dark or white dial) and it will be delivered in a run of 22 pieces as it were. Orders can be set straightforwardly through their site, and the Carl Suchy & Söhne Waltz N°1 costs € 5.900 EUR. It may seem like a weighty aggregate for a beginning up brand, yet considering the decision of development and the set of experiences behind the brand you get a pleasant generally bundle folded into a rich blend of old style components and contemporary design.

Technical Specifications – Carl Suchy & Söhne Waltz N° 1

  • Case: hardened steel – 41mm – cleaned or dark PVD covered – short carries – knurled crown – sapphire gem on the two sides – 30 meters water resistance
  • Movement: Vaucher VMF 5401 programmed winding development – miniature rotor – 50 hours of force save – 26 gems – 13 ¼ lines – 21,600 vibrations for every hour
  • Dial: bowl formed – white or dark – embellished with level and vertical furrows – running sign at 6 o’clock – cleaned curved hour markers and moment spots – cleaned edge molded hands
  • Strap: dark calfskin tie – exceptional embellishment on covering – bended haul closes – triple collapsing clasp with speedy delivery pushers
  • Price: € 5.900 EUR
  • Production/Limitation: 22 pieces in total

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