Chronology

 

Beat Haldimann lives and works together with his family in Thun.

1964

Born in Oberdiessbach Emmental, Canton of Bern,
Switzerland and grew up in Uetendorf and Thun

1991 Blossoming of a new branch of Haldimann watchmakers.
Establishment of Haldimann Horology, Thun,
Switzerland

1999

Presentation of the
H104 “Three Rods” one-second regulator
at the World Watch and Jewellery Fair
in Basle, Switzerland

2000

Patent for the
Haldimann detached escapement

200 years after Antide Janvier and Abraham-Louis
Breguet, presentation of the first double regulator
at the Baselworld fair: the H101 Resonance/Modern.

2002

World premiere of the H1 Flying Lyra at Baselworld,
the first wristwatch with a central tourbillon
hovering over the dial.

Inclusion in the list of the world’s 20 most
significant horologists by the jury of “Chronos,”
Germany and “Watch Time,” USA

2003

Delivery of the H101 Resonance Classic/Modern
double regulator commissioned for the permanent
exhibition at the Musée International d’Horlogerie
in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

H1 was awarded the “Goldene Unruh” (Golden Balance),
the special prize for technology (1st prize of the technical
jury for the Innovation of the Year 2003)

2005

World premiere at Baselworld of the H2 Flying
Resonance, the first double tourbillon to ever hover
above a dial.

2007

Opening of the Antikythera library, one of the most
unique depictions of the art of horology. Created
in Greece about 100 BC all the way through to the
present.

2008

World premiere at Baselworld of the H8 Flying
Sculptura, the first wearable sculpture for the wrist.

2009

Watchmaker Beat Haldimann is awarded the Prix Gaïa.
This prize is regarded by experts as the “Nobel Prize”
of watchmaking. It is the highest award that can be given
to a man to honour his work in the world of watches.
Laudatory speech: Lutz-Peter Nolte, Prof. Dr.

2010

Presentation of the H3 Flying Sculptura
with minute repeater

2011

20-year anniversary of Haldimann Horology
Family tradition since 1642

2012

World premiere at Baselworld of the H9 Reduction
sculpture: the power of reduction rendered as a “black
hole” for the wrist.

2013

H11 World premiere first wristwatch with central balance
and hours and minutes from the center.

2014

H11 with small seconds and Central balance wheel

 

Delivery of the commissioned work "H1 Flying Central Tourbillon»
for the permanent exhibition at the Musée International d'Horlogerie of
La Chaux-­de-Fonds, Switzerland.