How AGENHOR made watchmaking history
Jean-Marc Wiederrecht obtained his diploma in watchmaking in 1972 and quickly set up his own business. In 1989, he invented a bi-retrograde perpetual calendar for Harry Winston, which was a real technical breakthrough. This success was the prelude to many watchmaking innovations.
In 1996, Jean-Marc Wiederrecht and his wife Catherine founded their company, AGENHOR, which successively registered several major patents and collaborated with the most famous watchmaking companies. From that moment on, awards have continued to distinguish AGENHOR and its historical founder.
According to him, AGENGOR’s purpose is to create “watches with poetic complications,” because they “materialize advanced watchmaking techniques with the aim of stopping time.”
Since 2017, AGENHOR has been run by Nicolas and Laurent Wiederrecht, the sons of the founders, who have retained the same vision: craftsmanship, the cabinotier spirit, and excellence in watch complications.
Designed with the AgenGraphe®, this Singer Reimagined watch was imagined in the tradition of the previous model, the Singer Track 1, awarded the Chronograph Prize at the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix.
Jack Forster reflects on the essential contribution of AGENHOR in the design of this watch, making adjustments to the AgenGraphe® to create a custom caliber for Ming.
The "Magician of Meyrin" has always shown himself to be passionate, inventive, and close to the watchmaking houses with which he has worked since the beginning of his career. The creation of the AgenGraphe® has propelled him to the level of the most recognized...
The AgenGraphe By Agenhor : The Most Significant Chronograph Since … Since The Invention Of The Chronograph
Ian Skellern believes that AGENHOR revolutionized the chronograph mechanism by rendering technically obsolete all other chronographs developed since its invention in the 19th century.Ian Skellern believes that AGENHOR revolutionized the chronograph mechanism by...
Three watches sold at this famous auction were co-created with Jean-Marc Wiederrecht, putting AGENHOR in the spotlight.
At Only Watch 2017, AGENHOR presented its first watch creation, Carpe Diem, a miniature table clock developed with students from the Haute École d'Art et de Design Genève.
Fabergé's watch creations, a newcomer to the world of fine watchmaking, have already won the most prestigious awards. Fabergé works with the best external partners, like AGENHOR.
The jury of the Gaïa Prize did not fail to underline the creative contribution of Jean-Marc Wiederrecht in the field of watch complications.
The jury of the 2017 Gaïa Prize rewarded the founder of AGENHOR for his creative contribution to the register of watch complications, marrying functionality with aesthetics for the benefit of many brands.
On the occasion of the 2017 Gaïa Prize, Watchonista takes a look back at the career of Jean-Marc Wiederrecht, from his beginnings to his consecration.
This watch offers a variation on the sports chronographs of the 1960s-1970s, with the AgenGraphe® caliber for exceptional modernity and precision.
Talking Cars and Watches, the Track1 Chronograph and the Reimagined 911 with Rob Dickinson of Singer
The human aspect of this co-creation is recounted in interviews with Jean-Marc Wiederrecht, Marco Borraccino, and Rob Dickinson, who gathered at AGENHOR in Meyrin.