Cutting-Edge Design Since 200 Years

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Behind the scenes

Around 1900, pure lines and understated elegance were the dominating features of Viennese Modernism. The most prominent proponents of the design era — Josef Hoffmann, Otto Wagner, and Adolf Loos — made it one of the most influential design movements of all time. It was the latter’s commitment to puristic aesthetics and highest-quality materials that fundamentally inspired the design of our timepieces. 

A true radical with a love of simplicity, designs during the era of Viennese Modernism were stripped of decoration to leave the purity of functionality. Breaking with the previous Austrian tradition of excessive decorations, these renowned masters of their field redefined the timelessness of design and architecture, paving the way for architects such as Le Corbusier with their sleek, refined Modernism of the 20th century.

MINIMALISTIC DESIGN IN ALL MODELS

Simplicity is key – our Waltz N°1 is defined by the sophisticated minimalism and smooth material transitions first established during the era of Viennese Modernism.

The curvature of the glass is carried on to the casing. The rounded and polished edging plays with the contrast of matte glazing and reflecting light. The polished lugs form a line parallel to the bezel and carry on it’s reflection. The curved watch-strap emerges from the polished lugs. And the curvatures of the bottom and lower glass together form the conclusive face of the Waltz No 1.

THE DEDICATION TO CUTTING-EDGE, PURE FORMS WAS CONTINUED WITH OUR TABLE CLOCK TABLE WALTZ.

The table clock collection boasts a silky-matt case, milled from a single block of brass. The glass on the front and back with facet cut and hand engraving (in partnership with J. & L. Lobmeyr) blends seamlessly into the conical shape of the brass case and provides a light-flooded stage for the artfully floating clockwork. The cogwheels are depicted in the characteristic Carl Suchy & Söhne design with a guilloche pattern. This special model, handcrafted entirely in Austria, owes its incomparable beauty to the successful collaboration of Carl Suchy & Söhne with the multiple award-winning designer Rainer Mutsch and the master watchmaker Therese Wibmer.

THE BELVEDERE IMPRESSES WITH ITS SPORTY ELEGANCE

The watch model is like the world-famous Belvedere Palace of Prince Eugene of Savoy in Vienna, a true masterpiece and a new highlight in the 200-year history of Carl Suchy & Söhne. In the history of architecture, Belvedere refers to a building that offers a unique, tranquil and expansive view. The strap of the Belvedere watch also joins the bezel seamlessly, creating clear lines. The guilloche pattern, which can be found in all three Carl Suchy & Söhne lines, can also be seen on the dial. 

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