TF Est. 1968 Introduces “The Bridge” Writing Instrument

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May 2013

The horologically-inspired Bridge from the Geneva watchmaking brand TF Est. 1968 combines the art of fine handwriting with pure workshop craftsmanship: a genuine mechanism with real moving parts to accompany the calligraphic gesture.

The Bridge by TF Est. 1968
The Bridge by TF Est. 1968

Inspiring a whole wave of new collectors, the Geneva watchmaking brand went on to offer these exquisite accessories for elegant shirt cuffs in a choice of delicious candy colours and various coatings, sometimes set with diamonds, precious or semiprecious gemstones. The brand’s foray into the use of materials, featuring a carbon fibre background in a choice of irresistible colours (two of its defining codes), has in the process raised the profile and promoted the distribution of its genuine Swiss made timepieces. In an already overcrowded market, TF Est. 1968’s cufflinks open new doors.

Freddy D. Tschumi, founder of the global Swiss brand after trotting the globe on behalf of prestigious watchmaking brands, is a serial designer. His latest creation, the Bridge rollerball pen in paladium, resumes the codes at the heart of his success with a playful display of fully functional watchmaking parts. He now applies them to the art of fine handwriting. What self-respecting watch enthusiast, what fan of micromechanical engineering could fail to purchase a rollerball pen where the hermetically sealed solid sapphire crystal section of the body reveals a genuine watchmaking mechanism? Such an instrument, while making a bold statement, not only makes an interesting conversation starter, but also underlines a passion for watchmaking.

Captivating, streamlined, perfectly balanced… the hallmarks of a design developed from intricate watchmaking methods. The harmoniously proportioned, seductively curved Bridge marries aesthetics with functionality. Comfort and convenience of use make the Bridge equally well suited to an effortlessly casual or extravagant calligraphic hand.

Source: TF Est. 1968