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Post by koimaster » June 14th 2020, 10:22am

As watch collectors we naturally idolize certain figures and brands in the watch industry. Maybe it’s Nick Hayek Jr. or even Richard Mille. There are so many important names in watch history, but many are overshadowed by more recent accomplishments. One such man is Victorin Émile Piguet, who is accredited with being instrumental to the development of the Patek Philippe Henry Graves Jr. Supercomplication watch.

Victorin Piguet was born in 1850 in Le Chenit, Vallée de Joux to a father who was a watchmaker, and quickly took up the craft in his youth. He founded ‘Victorin Piguet et Frères’ with his brother Alfred, who was also a watchmaker, and taught at the watchmaking school of Geneva in the latter half of the 19th century. His company specialized in highly complicated timepieces and he gained a reputation for being an excellent watchmaker. After his stint in Geneva, he moved back to the Vallée de Joux to continue his business. In 1920, he turned his company over to his sons, Jean-Victorin and Paul Piguet, who throughout the 1920s and ‘30s were extremely important suppliers for Patek Philippe. This is also when their firm was commissioned to work on the Patek Philippe Supercomplication – which both fathers and sons worked on for several years.

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