The piece that immediately caught the eye was a Cimier
, a watch by the Swiss firm that was one of the pioneering makers of chronographs.
The watch for referees specially designed by CIMIER
with the ideas and help of Massimo Busacca, one of the world's best referees.
Du fait qu'il avait ete president de la Chambre des communes a l'epoque Diefenbaker, son cimier
comprenait un lion de profil tenant, non pas un baton, mais une masse entre les deux pattes.
Le masquage colore du punk est rite d'elevation de statut mais aussi, a travers la criniere cimier
et la coloration vive et variee du corps pare, tentative d'identification a l'animal male attrayant, affirmation de la paternite potentielle chez celui qui aspire a remplacer structurellement son propre pere.
The nine calligrams preceding Leiris's signature are "Arbre de stuc," "Le roc dans le cercle vicieux dans le mur ravine dans la double ECHELLE," "L'escalier d'Archimede," "La fronde," "La hache," "Nombre d'ambre," "L'ecartele," "L'oiseau sans cimier
," and "Le sceptre miroitant.
However, late last year, watch manufacturer Cimier threw open its doors, and gave the public a chance to assemble and personalise their own Swiss Made watch.
Appropriately named the "Watch Academy", Cimier hosts two to four watch-building nights each month.
Once welcome drinks were passed 'round and pleasantries exchanged among the amateur watchmakers, it was time for Cimier CEO Martin Bartsch and master craftsman Martin Eugster to introduce us to the company and give us some information about Switzerland's rich horologic history.
The Cimier brand dates back to 1925 and was a family-owned company until 1985, Bartsch informed us.
Calling on roots dating back to 1925, Cimier offers a collection of Swiss Made watches that are unique in their design and the features they offer, providing functions usually only found on much higher priced timepieces.
Back when Cimier was a major player in the watch industry, it specialised in making its own movements and at one point in the early part of the 20th century it was producing more than one million watches a year, with half of that production exported to the United States.
Today, Cimier makes a relatively small number of watches per year, about 10,000, with an eye towards special timepieces--the kind of watches that have earned the company a reputation as an up-and-comer.