Tourbillon Nr. 7

The artist

Christian klings, born in 1957 in Dresden Germany, is a highly skilled artist, manufacturing unique wristwatches with various complications. The process of creating such masterpieces with old traditional watchmaking tools requires detail mechanical ability of extraordinary talents.His skill of making watches depends mostly on the touch of his hands. The detail of the mechanism is visible through the exhibition back, and sometimes on the dialside of the watch. Some of his designs and innovations, like tourbillon Nr.7, or modified versions of pivoted detent escapements in wristwatches which are resistant against shock, cover one of the most difficult aspects of watchmaking. Some of his complicated timepieces may have more appeal to the scientist than the watch collector.

Already as a child , Christian developed a keen interest, figuring out , how mechanics work.When he was eleven years old, his father brought him a watchmakers lathe. Since than, Christian could not stay away from watches anymore. At 16 years of age, he served an apprenticeship as a watchmaker with very good results.Soon after that, Christian opened his own business in antique clock and watch restoration. 1996 he started to build his own watches with various complications.

... and his watches

The ingenuity and craftsmanship reminds of the inventive spirit of watchmaking in 17 and 18 century. Sometimes, it takes a lot of research, and experimenting, figuring out new mechanical constructions, or other designs.Christian prefers to create single unique timepieces. Therefore his work is limited to serve the needs of watch collectors.

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