Remember Rexhep Rexhepi, Geneva's Next Big Thing? He's Still Busy Making Watches, And His Business Is Growing
Independent watchmaker Rexhep Rexhepi in his new atelier; his work has been lauded by as a matter of fact Kari Voutilainen.
We talked with Rexhepi practically immediately to discover how he’d dealt with dazzle the incomparable Finn, and this month, we at last got the opportunity to find him in his new atelier to perceive how things have been going since getting such high recognition. Spoiler alert: It’s going pretty damn well.
The new AkriviA workshop and display area possesses 250 square meters in Geneva.
Rexhepi, 29, is glad to concede he has needed to figure out how to adjust to the relative notoriety that comes with the endorsement of somebody of Voutilainen’s height. What’s more, it’s a circumstance that maybe he wasn’t exactly prepared for. Nonetheless, it’s likewise opened many entryways, literally.
Two years year after he dispatched AkriviA – the name signifies “exactness” in antiquated Greek (ακρίβεια) – he moved the entirety of his stuff into a huge 250 square meter display area, not a long way from the focal point of Geneva, and added a couple of names to his team. The group is currently five people solid and incorporates a global showcasing chief, a planner, three watchmakers, and a second Rexhepi.
Xhevdet Rexhepi joined his sibling at AkriviA recently after moving on from the Watchmaking School of Geneva.
Xhevdet, 26, joined his more established sibling in January this year, in the wake of following Rexhep’s model – he also was a Patek Philippe understudy, and has the “Pièce Ecole” to demonstrate it (above). Today, the two pieces recline across from one another in the atelier, and overview the siblings in their every day errands. At the point when we visited, Xhevdet was caught up with recording a couple of hands for a custom AkriviA Tourbillon Hour Minute arranged by an unmistakable authority in Dubai, which should have been conveyed during Dubai Watch Week.
Dial and watch hand varieties for the AkriviA Hour Minute Tourbillon.
The AkriviA Tourbillon Regulator.
Hand-wound tourbillon development with 100 hour power reserve.
The AkriviA Tourbillon Chiming Jump Hour.
AkriviA’s assortment has developed extensively since we last addressed Rexhepi, yet the most recent models, a ringing hop hour and a controller, are made along these lines and, critically, around a similar component: the tourbillon. At the point when I asked Rexhepi for what reason his attention appears to be fixed on top of the line watchmaking, he said it was the solitary thing he knew how to make.
The watches are not what you’d anticipate from somebody prepared by Patek Philippe or F.P. Journe, yet mirror his childhood and inventiveness. One thing is sure, you can tell from the completing of the case and developments that Rexhepi has been on the finish of the most exacting and requesting directions all through his watchmaking instruction. AkriviA is the aftereffect of a meticulous apprenticeship, yet set free imaginatively.
The AkriviA Tourbillon Hour Minute.
For more data, just as additional on AkriviA and to see the assortment, if it’s not too much trouble, visit AkriviA.com .