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AGENHOR is an independent watchmaking company based in Geneva and is specialized in the conception of complex watch mechanisms.

Over the years, the society has built an international recognition, respecting the watch craftsmen spirit.  The workshop merges contemporary technology and traditional know-how of the profession.

Great names of the watchmaking world entrust their developments and the production of their horological complications to AGENHOR.

Activity

AGENHOR developed products distinguish themselves in terms of horological skills, technological achievements and technical beauty.

AGENHOR realizes custom watch mechanisms in line with each client’s esthetic requirements. Constant discussions with designers and marketing managers ensure the respect of the specific spirit of each brand.

Philosophy

AGENHOR carries on the long tradition of quality and creativity of watchmakers, merging modern technology and elders’ legacy.

Discretion is AGENHOR’s key word, whether professional or esthetic. The hidden elegance is revealed by opening the watch, unveiling neat finish and simplicity of yet complex mechanisms.

History

Graduated in 1972, forthwith independent, Jean-Marc Wiederrecht cut his teeth creating the world first bi-retrograde perpetual calendar for Harry Winston. Jean-Marc Wiederrecht masters the delicate art of hand carving extra thin Frederic Piguet movements.

In the 1990’s daring creations emerged from Jean-Marc Wiederrecht’s workshop like retrograde and excentered displays, double time zones, equation of time, universal hours.

AGENHOR produces movements that have marked their time like the True North Perpetual, the Opus 9, the Feerie, the Temps Suspendu, the Lover’s Bridge and more recently the Peacock, the Hermès Slim Perpetual Calendar, the Visionnaire DTZ, to name some of them (see a selection under “Realizations”).

A number of patents are registered. Two of them are particularly outstanding:  the gear without play and the annular movement that have allowed resolutely innovative mechanical creations.

In 2007, Jean-Marc Wiederrecht is distinguished with the inaugural award of the Best Watchmaker at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. Other distinctions shall follow over the years.

Approximately twenty employees are actually working at AGENHOR in a contemporary building meant in the respect for the environment and sustainable development.

The family business, founded by Jean-Marc and Catherine Wiederrecht in 1996 is now led by the founders and their two sons Nicolas and Laurent.

Awards

2017

Jean-Marc Wiederrecht

2017 GAÏA Winner, Craftsmanship-creation category

2017

AGH-6361 – VISIONNAIRE CHRONOGRAPH – Fabergé

Temporis Awards – Bucharest – Watch of the Year Jury Award.

2016

AGH-6924 – VISIONNAIRE DTZ – Fabergé

Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève – Travel Time Watch Prize.

2015

AGH-6901 – LADY COMPLIQUEE PEACOCK – Fabergé

Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève – Ladies’ High-Mech Watch Prize.

2015

AGH-111.RS . SLIM QUANTIEME PERPETUEL – Hermès

Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève – Calendar Watch Prize.

2011

AGH-4111 – ARCEAU TEMPS SUSPENDU – Hermès

Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève – Men’s Watch Prize.

2011’s Watch of the Year Prize by the Montres Passion Jury.

2010

AGH-3051 – LOVERS’ BRIDGE – Van Cleef & Arpels

Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève – Ladies’ Watch Prize.

Also awarded with six other international prizes.

2009

AGH-2809 – OPUS 9 – Harry Winston

Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève – Design Watch Prize.

2007

Jean-Marc Wiederrecht

Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève – Inaugral prize for Best Watchmaker.

Legend

 

“Undertaking monarch, ambitious, respected, Agenor, also named Aghnor or Khnas or else Canaan, rapidly made his people one of the most prosperous of the world. The land of Canaan could be perceived just by its perfume, due the bushy and well cultivated orange groves blossoms filling the air along the coasts (…)”.

In the Canaan kingdom, priests and augurs erected lines of obelisks, dedicated to the divinities, which were meant to read hours of the day, to count the months and the years and to measure the movement of the celestial bodies.

“Mémoires de Zeus” from Maurice Druon, Member of the ‘Académie française, illustrated by Bernard Buffet.