Friday, December 15, 2006

Relic of the Future - Vianney Halter's Antiqua

'20,000 Leagues Under Switzerland' starring Vianney Halter's Antiqua. A Nautilus-tic time machine complete with riveted portholes, perpetual calendar, 100 year accuracy and 900 hours of watchmaker sweat into each watch.

Like the receding ocean before a tsunami, this was the predecessor to a wave of innovative Swiss watchmakers to follow. Or if H.G. Wells scripted it -- Swiss watchmakers of the future's past.

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