nd with the help of these perpetual new beginnings, Jean-Marc Wiederrecht is able to invent idiosyncratic processes, and discover new creative paths.
The result is a collection of outstandingly poetic pieces that tell the time in a new way – such as Temps Suspendu, l’Heure Masquée and l’Heure Impatiente, three pieces created for Hermès, as well as Pont des Amoureux and Midnight in Paris, designed for Van Cleef & Arpels – and radically revolutionary inventions, like his recent Visionnaire Chronographe for Fabergé. The one constant factor in his work? His quest to achieve the utmost simplicity. This quest is reflected in certain objects that can tell us a little about both his background and his creative journey.
- The indications of the Visionnaire Chronograph made by Jean-Marc Wiederrecht for Fabergé are displayed centrally with concentric counters, providing a reading that we see at a glance. Rather than having to look for the seconds, minutes and hours displayed at different places on the dial, all the indications are provided on one central dial. Reading is made even easier thanks to the chronograph hands in gilded aluminium with red tips.