David Candaux 1740 “The First 8” – The heart and soul of the Vallée de Joux

David Candaux 1740 “The First 8” – The heart and soul of the Vallée de Joux

Welcome in the essence of autonomous watchmaking from the Vallée de Joux, yet with a cutting edge eye… half a month prior, we met with quite possibly the most intriguing amazements from Baselworld 2017, the “1740 The first 8” – and obviously with its maker, David Candaux. See what hand-made and inventive watchmaking mean!

The name David Candaux might actually solid natural to some of you, as he has been the behind-the-scene architect of some fantastic turns of events, for a few unmistakable brands. He worked quite a while for Jaeger-LeCoultre and afterward, he began another vocation as a free development originator. In this job he was engaged with a few watch improvements, anyway consistently mysterious and in the background. At the point when he was a youngster, David was imagining that he would become an accomplished watchmaker just once he would plan and make his own watches, by his hands. This opportunity has arrived and, most definitely, David is a skilled watchmaker. 

His first creation as an autonomous watchmaker, the 1740, the first 8, is a wonderful piece of horological resourcefulness, with dazzling craftsmanship and extraordinary enumerating. The vast majority of all, it is an extremely close to home work by a man who has arrived at an age where his primary design is to make the things essential to his heart and soul (“le coeur et l’esprit” in French, as engraved on the dial).

The name of the David Candaux 1740 is an unmistakable mention to where these watches are produced. It alludes to the year when the presence of a watchmaker has been authenticated unexpectedly in the Vallée de Joux. On this rather one of a kind watch, the first thing to grab your attention is its awry plan. Made of hand-grained pink gold, the dial is slanted, raised at 12 o’clock and brought at 6 o’clock down to make it simpler to peruse the time. It shows askew hours and minutes on an auxiliary finish dial with a breeze rose motif.

The watch is managed by a 30-degree slanted flying tourbillon, made in titanium and mounted on a ceramic metal rollers. Its equilibrium highlights directing screws and a hairspring with Breguet overcoil. To guarantee steady chronometry, when the force save falls under a basic level, the development naturally stops. Exactness is a genuine concentration for David who has tried the watch with Chronofiable and plans to present his creation to COSC, to acquire the Chronometer cerificate.

Just like the dial, the development is slanted (haggles). The extensions are done shaping a level uniform surface yet are falling. This features their adornment and highlights the impression of light on their heavenly points. The development finish is for sure amazing even more that the plate and scaffolds are made from untreated titanium, except for the little steel connect! These are adorned with “côtes du Solliat“, another (and heavenly) kind of stripes explained by David. The anglage and cleaning of all parts are top-notch.

The steel case is 43mm in measurement. Its smooth hilter kilter configuration includes a mystery retractable crown situated at 6 o’clock. It is opened by going ahead it with 3 positions. (impartial, reset and winding). The unbalanced box-formed gem is created from sapphire. The watch is worn on a crocodile lash got by a pin clasp, engraved with David Candaux’s “bear” logo. David picked this creature as a logo for his image in light of his singular, now and then harsh character – But don’t be mixed up, David is an excessively cordial individual. Notwithstanding that, he likewise brews his own lager, which is another valid justification for the Monochrome group to visit him soon in the Vallée de Joux! For more data, visit  www.dcandaux.ch .


Technical details David Candaux 1740 the first 8

  • Case: 43mm x 12.65mm–treated steel – sapphire gem – sapphire back – secret crown – water impervious to 30m
  • Movement: type 1740 – 35.00 mm x 6.20 mm – haggles slanted 3° – mechanical with manual winding – 55h power save – 21’600 vibrations/h – 47 gems – unbalanced hours and minutes, focus seconds, power save sign, slanted flying tourbillon
  • Strap:  incorporated gator lash with pin buckle
  • Limitation: 8 pieces
  • Retail price: 237,800 USD