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  • Manufacturer: Akrivia
    Year: Circa 2015
    Reference No: AK-05
    Case No: 03
    Model Name: AK-05 Tourbillon Barette Miroir
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Manual, cal. AK-05, 16 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38mm length (not including lugs) and 43mm width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Akrivia fitted box, polishing cloth and outer packaging. Furthermore accompanied by Akrivia Certificate of Origin, where the new buyer will have his or her name written on the certificate.

  • Catalogue Essay

    It is quite extraordinary to say that Rexhep Rexhepi today needs no introduction. In his early 30s, he heads a brand that is just a dozen of years old. The list of his clients include some of the world’s most demanding and scholarly collectors, his order books are full, waiting times are counted in years and he has won numerous prestigious awards.

    However, he is far from an overnight wonder boy and his success was built on hard work and perseverance. Rexhepi arrived from Kosovo to Geneva at age 12. Two years later he joined Patek Philippe as an apprentice, then became a full time watchmaker. He then joined BNP Concept, a maker of high end watch movements, where his expertise and talent put him at the head of a team of 10 watchmakers. He then left for F.P. Journe. His experience there was an eye opening one and pushed him to want to create his own watches. He subsequently left Journe with the blessing of his mentor.

    In 2012 he created Akrivia, inspired by the Greek word for precision. With the tourbillon as his main focus, he immediately created a very personal design language with a futuristic looking case being a fine mix of round, oval and tonneau, hand hammered dials, symmetrical movement architecture and superlative eye watering movements with a manual finish pushed to the extreme.

    The present AK-05 also called Tourbillon Barrette Miroir in relation to the mirror polish of the tourbillon bridge is his 5th watch. While the previous models featured the tourbillon with another complication the present timepiece is all about the tourbillon taking centre stage with a large cage of close to 14mm and a blued escapement wheel.

    The yellow gold dial is meticulously hand hammered giving it a grainy texture and the hands with their original shape provide an even greater graphic vibe to the watch.

    The movement side is as attractive as the dial side, perfectly symmetrical with gorgeous Geneva stripes, mirror polished elements and interior angles it is an ode to beauty and craftsmanship.

    The present AK-05 is the very first model to grace an international auction market. Bearing number 3, it is one of the earliest examples made. Momentous in its construction, beauty and collectability it has been with the original collector since 2015 and it will no doubt be a prize for any collectors of rare, contemporary horological masterpieces.

    Akrivia has generously offered complimentary servicing of the timepiece upon purchase by the new buyer at auction.


Ref. AK-05
A superbly crafted and scarce titanium tourbillon wristwatch with hand hammered dial and presentation box

Circa 2015
38mm length (not including lugs) and 43mm width
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF300,000 - 600,000 

Sold for CHF635,000

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection

Geneva Auction 11 - 12 May 2024