Frank Jutzi was born in Bern in 1963. In 1981, after ten years at the Rudolf Steiner School, he became an apprentice watchmaker. Already in his first year of apprenticeship, he started, with the support of his teachers, to work on his first watch: a solar-lunar clock with a skeleton movement.
When in 1985 Frank Jutzi opened his own workshop for the restoration of antique watches and clocks, he already made up his mind to start realizing his own original ideas. In 1998 at the Baselworld watch fair Frank Jutzi presented his first creation – a grandfather clock equipped with a 2-month power reserve and a transparent movement, and in 2000 he was accepted as a member of the Académie des Horlogers Créateurs Indépendents (AHCI).
His first tourbillon wristwatch appeared in 2001 as Jutzi participated in a “Seven Masters” project of the Goldpfeil group, involving seven selected members of the AHCI.
Initially, Frank Jutzi was mainly focused on creating various desk clocks with a classic tourbillon or a mystery tourbillon. But later he got fascinated with the idea of creating the smallest possible mechanisms and started making wristwatches.
In 2018 Jutzi released a series of automatic tourbillion wristwatches called “L’Art du Tourbillon”. Honoring traditions of Swiss watchmaking art, these watches also reflect Jutzi’s unique style and approach to watchmaking. In particular, each model features a traditional steel tourbillon bridge and arrow Wichtrach plowshare style hands. This unique shape was inspired by the ancient heraldic coat of arms of Wichtrach town in the neighborhood of Bern, Switzerland, where Frank Jutzi founded his watchmaking studio.
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