At only 23 years old, Remy Cools is now on the radar of watch lovers and gatherers as perhaps the most skilled youthful watchmakers on the scene.
The youthful Remy concluded that becoming a watchmaker was his way when he was 11 year old, in the wake of visiting a Swiss watch company in La Vallée de Joux. In 2012, he joined a watchmaking school situated close to the Swiss boundary in Morteau (France) and after two years he was granted as a standout amongst other watchmaking students of France. In these years, he planned and created a tourbillon table clock, completely by hand. In 2018, Remy was the victor of the Young Talent Competition coordinated by François Paul Journe.
In 2019, he made his own workshop on the shores of lake Annecy, close to Geneva. The workshop was outfitted with old watchmaking apparatuses and machines that he had begun buying and reestablishing since he was 15 years of age, subsequently showing a noteworthy arranging ability.
Remy Cools has now introduced his first creation, the Tourbillon Souscription, a development of his school watch.
More modest and more slender, the development, the case and dial have been revised while keeping an unmistakable connect to the model made during the school years.
Created from the hardened steel, the 40 mm case outlines a silver and hand engraved dial where the tourbillon and dial spans become the dominant focal point, further stressed by the tallness – 7 mm – of the domed sapphire glass. The complete tallness of the watch is 15 mm.
15.5 mm in measurement, the tourbillon is made of solidified dark clean steel with a particular equilibrium haggle made hairspring with breguet overcoil.
The sub-dial showing the time is finely miniature impacted while the two hour and moment rings are circle brushed. The hands are dark cleaned, blued and mounted on a steel cleaned chaton.
On the back, the two sapphire glasses show the slanted haggles subtleties of the hand-wound development. The watch has no crown on the caseband as it highlights two tempered steel crowns that can be utilized for winding and setting the time. A position locking framework shields them from inadvertent use.
All components are hand wrapped up. Dark shines, inclined edges and etchings make a decent differentiation with the microblasted components. Moderate beating at a recurrence of 18,000 vibrations each hour, the development has a force hold of 36 hours.
Coordinated to a 19 mm crocodile calfskin tie and conveyed with a hand-made pecan wood box, the Tourbillon Souscription by Remy Cools has a cost of Euro 85,000 barring charges. remycools.com