Baselworld 2019: Andersen Geneve’s Watch for Winemakers

Limited edition "Vita Vinum" timepieces act a guide through the seasons

Limited to just 12 pieces, Andersen Geneve‘s Vita Vinum wristwatch marks the Swiss brand’s first offering in their new Art & Culture collection. This particular watch, dedicated to winemakers and wine lovers, features a hand-painted sub-disc that turns entirely over 365 days. As it rotates, it reveals 12 different steps of the winemaking process done throughout the year. These scenes were inspired by an illustrated Swiss winemaking guidebook. Each miniature mural captivates through its meticulous attention to detail and timeless artistry.

by David Graver

Partially concealing these acrylic paint renditions, a 21-carat blue gold “tapisserie” guilloché patterned dial (an Andersen Geneve signature) erupts with light. The 42.5mm case around it pairs white and red gold. Remarkably, it’s been crafted without the use of a CNC machine. Inside, the independent atelier has modified a high-quality automatic movement to power the sub-disc and dial. And finally, each caseback can be engraved with scenes from a local wine region—from California to Argentina or beyond. Altogether, it’s an inspired piece, a Baselworld 2019 highlight, and another significant entry into the brand’s roster.