ABOUT OUR MANUFACTURE
Konpeki combines the skills of Switzerland's finest watchmakers and Japan's master craftsmen. Our inspirations are quality of manufacture, hand finishing, local craftsmanship, and expertise that takes generations to build.
VAL DE TRAVERS & KYUSHU
Our manufacture is the synergy of craftsmanship between Japan and Switzerland. In Fleurier, Val de Travers and Yame, Kyushu exist technical, cultural and artistic skills that have taken generations to master.
WATCHMAKING IN FLEURIER
Fleurier is in the heart of the Val de Travers (Canton of Neuchatel), and is home to the award winning Parmigiani Fleurier, and Chopard Manufacture. Nearby in Motiers is Bovet and Dimier. A little further is the town of Neuchatel, the birthplace of Abraham Louis Breguet, and now home to Bulgari.
KYUSHU'S MASTER CRAFTSMEN
Yame is in Fukuoka Prefecture, on Japan's southern island of Kyushu. Famous for tea, it is also home to master wood craftsmen. All the solid wood for our boxes comes from Yame from trees that our craftsman has personally nurtured.
DESIGN & MANUFACTURE
In developing our concept for Konpeki, we spent more than two years in design and manufacturing discussions with our craftsmen in Fleurier, La Chaux de Fonts and Kyushu; making sure we got every material, decoration, finish perfect.
Traditional tea ceremony is called “sado” in Japan. The spirit of “sado” is based on zen philosophy. During the Kamakura period (1185–1333), as zen became popular in Japan, so did “sado”. The spirit of our first watch, Konpeki, is inspired by zen concepts: elegance, simplicity, truth, stillness and focus.