Christian Klings

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Christian Klings

Post by koimaster » October 17th 2021, 10:10pm

Master Craftsman Christian Klings Has Made One-of-a-Kind Watches for 50 Years. I Got One of the Last Ones.
A bespoke watch is the ne plus ultra for many aficionados. One collector describes the long road from commission to the big reveal.

What you’re looking at is one of the last watches that Christian Klings is likely to make. And, somewhat improbably, it belongs to me.

Christian, originally from East Germany, as it was known in his youth, is a watchmaker. He’s not a brand or a company or a team of craftsmen. It’s him, his two hands, some tools, synthetic ruby and lumps of stainless steel. This piece was designed by the pair of us, not chosen from a range of previous models. Christian has since semi-retired. Over a nearly 50-year career, he has made a grand total of 33 watches. Mine was the 30th. And it came into being through a fortuitous combination of connoisseurship, connections and not a little luck. ... ZI0ezJSjbQ


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