ANDERSEN GENÈVE presents its first ever "Montre à Tact" without a time window on the dial.
Craftsmen can master their art to the edge on the full surface of the timepiece.
Among the elegant Parisian society of the late 18th century it was considered
impolite to consult one's watch when in company.
In 1795, this
formal etiquette inspired Abraham Louis Breguet to invent a pocket
watch that read the time by feeling the exposed
hour hand and hour
markers on the case. ANDERSEN Genève revived this concept through a
unique wristwatch called "Montre à Tact".
It discreetly reveals the time with the help of one reading time window;
a disc turning aperture between the lugs. The Collector can discreetly
read the time without the need to turn the wrist to reveal the dial. No
hands are disturbing the artwork that takes place on the full surface of
the timepiece. Fine attention to detail in all aspects can be admired.
Every component of this timepiece has been created and crafted in
Geneva with the collaboration of local Artists. It is 100% Geneva made!
“Montre à Tact” Only Watch 2019
"Pièce Unique" tribute to Craftsmanship
Montre à Tact 18K white gold case with flutes
(cannelures in French) manufactured the traditional
way (without a CNC machine). Anti-reflect sapphire
glass. Window between the lugs to read time. A crown is
applied on the back of the case to set the time (Patented
System). Hand engraved case back.
First ever "Montre à Tact" without time window on the
dial. Thanks to outstanding Artists, a Geneva scene at
sunset is mastered. It is mounted on a 0.4mm two-tone
mother of pearl plate with four elements hand engraved
by a brilliant Artist. Mont Blanc Mountain in 18ct red
gold, lake side and "Salève" Mountain in 21ct blue gold,
"Belle Époque" boat in 18ct white gold and the Geneva
"Jet d’Eau" in Mammoth horn.
High quality automatic movement upgraded by Andersen
Genève with a time-window module developed and
assembled in the atelier.
Hand-stitched blue calf strap with an 18K white buckle.
Diameter: 42 mm / Thickness: 9.8 mm
This timepiece is the union of experienced case makers,
watchmakers, hand engravers, dial maker and jeweler
from Geneva having more than 30 years of know-how in
their respective fields.