Guided by his passion for high horology watchmaking, his uncompromising creativity and a life’s journey of demanding new challenges, Master Watchmaker of Complications Daniel A. Spitz has released his vision of micro-mechanical art with the launch of his own independent brand & manufacture atelier. A subtle blend of mechanical sophistication, extensive inventions, hand craftsmanship, and creative architecture harkening back to a time lost bring forth a large part of his DNA. He brings to the world mechanical art for the wrist that will last for centuries.
Launching his own eponymous independent brand marks out a pinnacle of Daniel’s personal journey; for one that continues to be fueled by passion, incredible skills, traditional working methods and the knowledge he has garnered throughout his career which marks him as one of the world’s most coveted Master Watchmakers.
Independence and Passion
The atelier of Mr.Spitz is filled with old meticulously restored very rare watchmaking machines from watch factories and methods long gone. These beautiful machines (themselves a work of human art) allow him the capabilities to manufacture all parts of a high end timepiece on site, he has no need to rely on outside sources. This independence allows him to build as he would for himself; to overbuild the thickness and quality of each mechanical piece by hand, as watchmakers did centuries ago, building for centuries ahead.
He works extremely slow placing his love and passion into each high horology timepiece. Due to these ancient traditional hand crafting and hand finishing watchmaking techniques, machining on beautiful precise very old restored machines, and the complexities of the extensive use of titanium within his single impulse no draw and no oil necessary escapement of his own invention, no two timepieces are exactly alike, helping to preserve the collectors vision of expression, as well as the masters.
He manufactures a maximum of three bespoke pieces of art per calendar year, allowing the process of his passion to drive his art. The timepieces are an artistic expression of Mr.Spitz, loaned to the world, and worn by a select few.
Daniel A. Spitz Presents
A Haute Horlogerie Caliber from the United States of America
Daniel A. Spitz works in his atelier as an artist utilizing skills he’s mastered over more than 40 years at his watchmaking bench, heading up some of the largest Swiss timepiece companies mechanical complication workshops, and also being a Watchmaking instructor and course creator for these brands. He expresses his creativity with horological micro mechanical construction through horological art. His style harkens back to a time lost, when we all built things to last.
"Because my work utilizes traditional Watchmaking methods developed centuries ago and passed on to me, no two timepieces of mine can ever be the same. Nothing in them is interchangeable or duplicated. Although precision hand operated vintage restored machines (and more modern numerical) are used, an incredible amount of hand work gauged only by my eye and years of experience are carried out manually using files or self made hand tools.
Each creation is therefore fundamentally unique to it’s collector, and itself. I’m more of a micro-mechanical inventor than Master Watchmaker and enjoy the one on one relationship and insurmountable challenges ahead of me with each unique creation. Due to my avenues chosen the collector can obtain a unique piece of micro-mechanical art.
Each one of us are imperfect and unique and so my mechanical art presented to each collector reflects these same honors."