Andreas Strehler Entered Into ‘Guinness Book Of World Records’
Independent watchmaker and A.H.C.I. member Andreas Strehler has had a very good 18 months. In the fall of 2013, he won the prestigious Gaïa Award for Artisanal Creation.
In winning that illustrious trophy, which was created in the early 1990s in memory of one of the first patrons of the Musée d’Horlogere in La Chaux-de-Fonds (MIH), Strehler joins close to two decades’ worth of winners in this category that include other independent watchmakers such as François-Paul Journe, George Daniels, and Beat Haldimann, Swatch’s Jacques Müller and Elmar Mock, Corum’s creative co-founder René Bannwart, automaton maker François Junod, Eric Coudray (of Cabestan and previously Jaeger-LeCoultre) and A.H.C.I. colleagues Vincent Calabrese, Philippe Dufour, Paul Gerber and (last year’s winner) Kari Voutilainen.
But now Strehler has received an honor that is almost bigger – at least in the eyes of the general public. The Swiss watchmaker’s Sauterelle à Lune Perpétuelle has been entered into the Guinness Book of World Records as the most precise lunar phase wristwatch with a deviation of only one full day in 2,060,757 years.
Yes, you heard right: more than 2 million years!
Other watchmakers that have been mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records throughout the years include A.H.C.I. co-founder Svend Andersen with the world’s smallest calendar watch; A.H.C.I. member Paul Gerber with the smallest functioning wooden-wheeled clock in the world; Ulysse Nardin with the world’s most-functional watch in 1989 (the Astrolabium Galileo Galilei); and Armin Strom with the world’s smallest watch to ever be skeletonized by hand.
For detailed information on this exceptional watch, which also includes an exceedingly rare remontoir for constant force, please read Blood Moons, Lunar Tetrads, And The Andreas Strehler Sauterelle À Lune Perpétuelle.