uguste Reymond unveils a new timepiece, the Origin Skeleton, with a skeletonized version of the iconic Unitas movement. The architecture of the dial is a subtle reference to the measuring instruments of yesteryear, the astrolabes, which have accompanied the exploration of time and space through the centuries. A subtle play of volumes, an aerial structure as well as the Roman indexes immediately offer a scientific and intuitive reading of the aegis of time.
The brand’s Origin collection delves into the very sources of astronomy and mathematics, the two disciplines at the origin of watchmaking. In three models, its embodies a cosmographic approach to time, where science and mystery of the universe, from the infinitely big to the infinitely small, are one.
It is also a tribute do the famous Unitas developed by Auguste Reymond. Known across the world for its robustness and outstanding reliability, this mechanical movement now equips every model in the Origin series.
Inspired by the proportions of sacred geometry, the Origin case is harmoniously balanced in aspect. With a diameter of 44 mm, its design, decidedly characteristic of modern watchmaking, comprises four distinct but intimately interrelated elements: the housing containing the movement, protected by a skeletonised case with openwork horns and middle, the bezel and the screwed case back.
The history of the brand began in 1898, when a young man of twenty-six years, Auguste Reymond, started to manufacture the first watches which would bear his name or the brand ARSA (Auguste Reymond SA). The success was immediate and a decade later, the factory employed more than a hundred people and became the most important employer in the Bernese Jura. Its timepieces and UNITAS movements are renowned for their quality and reliability, for which Auguste Reymond has been awarded numerous watchmaking prizes.
In 2021, the company opened a new chapter in its history. Acquired two years earlier by Philip W.A. Klingenberg, the workshops moved to Nidau on the shores of Lake Biel. While remaining faithful to the values of the brand, the Auguste Reymond factory now expresses a new “philosophy of time”.