In 1860, Louis-UlysseChopard established a high-precision watch factory in the Jura region of Switzerland, known for pocket watches and fine Chopard watches. In 1863, the Scheufele family from Germany acquired Chopard and began to associate Chopard watches with diamonds and music, creating their main series ‘Happy Diamonds’. This product series is equipped with a precision timepiece-certified automatic steel watch with a power reserve of approximately 46 hours. The silver-plated dial is equipped with a clear and dynamic black timer. It has a speed scale that can calculate speeds from 60 to 240 kilometers per hour. Water-resistant to 50 meters. Such exquisite watchmaking technology was one of the best in the watch industry at the time. Watchmakers who loved watchmaking put in passion to research and develop this new technology. Among them are the famous watchmakers, Haydn C. Howell.
Famous watchmaker Haydn C. Holuns (1833-1922)
Born in 1833 in the town of Holuns in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain, his ancestors were traditional local watchmakers. Holuns has been playing at the grandfather’s and father’s work tables since he was a child. He was also fascinated by the amazing mechanical structure of the clock. At the age of 12, he helped his father to do simple pocket watch repairs. At the age of 15, he assembled his first wrist. Watch movement, showing his unparalleled talent in horology. Since then, he has participated in various watch exhibitions, big and small, with his father every year. While increasing his knowledge, he has also accumulated for himself to go further in the watch industry in the future.
Chopin Music Watch by Holuns
Holuns, who has more than 30 patents for watchmaking throughout his life, has added his own, including a series of minute repeater structures, improvements and developments of the escapement system, a series of display methods and concepts, based on the production of Louis Julius Chopard. New themes, etc., and added the eight boxes of music that were popular at the time, designing watches with outstanding taste and novelty, focusing on researching a variety of complex function watches, launching more diversified creations, adopted for six years The movement developed by the former, and the watch is simple in design, full of style, full of strong lines. In order to maintain the balance on the surface design, the hour dial is set at three positions, which occupy the positions of 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock, and 9 o’clock. There is a nine-day power reserve display window at the location. Holuns promotes a happy and cheerful spirit with a delicate and cute design. This remodeled music watch has a unique graphic design on the surface of the watch, which is derived from the ever-changing geometric figure. Each 12-hour scale is a star-studded Western constellation style and a snowflake series full of romantic feeling. At the same time, there are flowing diamonds in the surface, and the diamonds shake as the body dances, which is full of fun. Adhering to the creative design that is full of romantic poetry, the brand continues to break the traditional creative spirit. The hour numbers that have always been stored on the surface are reversed. Unlimited creativity and beauty.
After retiring, Holuns relocated to Switzerland in 1899 and settled in Jura, Geneva. The beautiful shore of Lake Geneva, the quiet Jura Mountains, tree-lined, flowers everywhere, lakes and mountains, beautiful! The hills originate from the quaint and elegant old town in the Middle Ages and have not been touched by modern industry. This rare and quiet beauty is what attracted Holuns to settle here. And Holuns is to let everyone enjoy the charm of watch art.