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Introducing the Atelier de Chronométrie AdC #4 Cloisonné. A day and night display in hand-made, fired enamel. Having presented a trio of vintage-inspired chronometers powered by rebuilt vintage Omega movements, Barcelona-based Atelier de Chronométrie is now onto its fourth timepiece. While the earlier models featured retro-style sector and gilt dials, the AdC #4 is endowed with a striking cloisonné enamel dial that is also made in the Spanish city.read more
Atelier de Chronométrie es una pequeña manufactura barcelonesa que quería conocer desde hace cierto tiempo, pues su trabajo tiene fama de ser espléndido. Hace unos días atendí la invitación enviada por el Salón QP de Londres para asistir a su salón anual; allí no perdí la oportunidad de conocerles y de tener en mis propias manos el impecable trabajo artesanal de esta empresa, que produce muy pocas unidades al año. Es evidente que me ha sorprendido mucho el grado de terminación de su producto, y su mayor mérito es que sus relojes están hechos con muy pocos recursos. Veámoslo.read more
Power Watch magazine in Japan
Atelier de Chronométrie featured on “Power Watch” magazine in Japan. July 2017.
Relojes y Estilográficas magazine
Tiempo y pasión en estado puro. Desde hace algún tiempo vengo siguiendo el gran trabajo que una joven marca de relojería independiente española está realizando y que ya se está viendo reflejado en el seguimiento que de ellos está realizando la prensa especializada internacional y los coleccionistas…read more
Don’t let the french name fool you. Atelier de Chronométrie is actually based in Barcelona. The brand which launched this year, takes inspiration from the aesthetics and construction methods from the 30’s and 40’s.read more
Atelier de Chronométrie is a Barcelona-based watch brand that aims to revive vintage calibre 30 movements – specifically the calibre 266 – with newly shaped bridges and a high level of hand-finishing. Founded by vintage watch dealer Santiago Martinez Rajasa, who conceived the classical styling of the watches, the movements are rebuilt and finished by watchmaker Moebius Rassmann. …read more
Introducing Atelier de Chronométrie and why it’s the most interesting thing I saw during Salon QP. Some of the most interesting watches I saw at this year’s SalonQP were made in Barcelona, Spain. And, as if that isn’t enough, they were made by a three-person company that’s barely more than a year old. No joke.read more
Vintage chronometers are very popular and have an appeal that is pretty broad amongst “watch people.” To anyone who is a fan of these vintage “competition chronometers,” particularly from the 1950s, the very mention of the Omega cal. 266 (or any Omega 30mm movement) definitely paints a clear image in your mind…read more
When starting a conversation about watches, most of the time you will hear ‘Swiss made’ and that’s just.. well heritage. Watches and all other things that have anything to do with time find their origin in Switzerland. Over the years it became a sort of quality demand. When your watch was Swiss made, it had …read more
The New York Times Style
The Return of Salon QP. Britain’s premier luxury watch event, opening its sixth edition, continues to be a showcase for fine Swiss brands and a springboard for young independents. Debuting at SalonQP is the Barcelona-based independent watch company Atelier de Chronométrie. Spain isn’t known as a center for fine watchmaking, but the new company is using the highly traditional approach of making its watches entirely by hand — it says it never uses CNC, or computer numeric control, milling machines…read more
Señor Marqués Magazine
Una joven marca española de relojería independiente, afincada en Barcelona, viene pegando fuerte con su primer reloj realizado a mano siguiendo las antiguas técnicas y utilizando herramientas de la relojería clásica…
Introducing Atelier de Chronométrie: A Young Brand from Barcelona. There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of Atelier de Chronométrie. I know I hadn’t until a friend of mine got the opportunity to visit the brand in Barcelona and started raving about what he had seen. But after researching them a little more and seeing what they have to offer, I totally get why my buddy was drooling over them.read more
Monochrome watches magazine
Introducing – Atelier de Chronométrie AdC #5 – 1940s Style and Mechanics Brought Back in Hand-Made Timepieces. If there’s one thing I love about my job is to discover new watch brands. I’m always stunned by the level of creativity infused by independent watchmakers, from the Sci-Fi creations of Urwerk or the ultra-classic propositions of Laurent Ferrier (who can do nice things together…). One brand we recently discovered at MONOCHROME cumulates quite some intriguing specificities. It isn’t Swiss, it makes things in an ultra-traditional way, whether for the design or the manufacturing process, and it’s all about one-off pieces. This brand is Atelier de Chronométrie and their latest creation is the AdC #5, which brings back to present times the superb 1940s design and mechanics…read more
Mechanical watch magazine in Japan
Atelier de Chronométrie featured on “Mechanical Watch” anual magazine in Japan. Masterpieces of 171 brands 2016-2017.
Atelier de Chronométrie and the Grand Revival of Time-Only, Exquisitely Hand-Finished Wristwatches.The world of luxury watches, and the products it offers, are diverse, vast and multi-layered, no matter how you look at it. Price point. Number of complications. Level of movement finishing. Styling. Materials deployed. Just to name a few options that consumers are spoiled with. As a firm believer that there’s something for everybody when it comes to watches, we’re happy to see the industry is doing a good job in catering to its audience, no matter how their preferences might diverge …read more
Life and Style magazine (Mx)
El aprendiz más aplicado. Barcelona es sede de Atelier de Chronométrie, un taller de relojería que produce piezas con la reconocida técnica suiza pero con un toque español moderno e irresistible…read more
Founded by Barcelona-based vintage watch dealer Santiago Martinez Rajasa, Atelier de Chronométrie aims to create classic chronometers using rejuvenated vintage movements. To complete and decorate the movements, Rajasa recruited watchmaker Moebius Rassmann. Their first product is the Atelier de Chronométrie wristwatch, equipped with an Omega calibre 266 from the 1950s that is tested and certified by the Besançon observatory in France. …read more
This year, Atelier de Chronométrie will exhibit its new creation; the AdC#4 at Salon QP 2017.
Atelier de Chronométrie will exhibit at SalonQP 2016 its first creations : theAdC#1, an Observatoire chronometer and the AdC#2.