Inspired by George Graham’s invention of the first Orrery in 1713, the Geo-Graham Orrery Tourbillon marries horology and astronomy. Sealing the union are genuine, carved elements of Mars and the Moon. Representing their namesakes in each watch, these materials enable celestial bodies to get in touch with their earthly side. The heart and soul of the piece is a manual orrery tourbillon exclusively crafted for Graham by Christophe Claret, evolved from the 2013 Graham anniversary edition. Rooted in the age of enlightenment three centuries ago, this horological masterpiece incorporates a 300-year calendar to carry enlightened timekeeping into the future.
As a former commander-in-chief of the Swiss Army, Eric Loth isn’t a stranger to the military lifestyle historically associated with the company he now heads. What makes him unique is his dual background in engineering and design which has shaped him into an intellectual, forward-thinking innovator in his company’s product designs as well as its corporate philosophy as a personally accountable member of the worldwide community.Eric Loth informs me that in the past, the company partnered with many organizations that were pure licensing agreements (i.e., we put the name on it, and pay you a royalty). “One day, I just realized that I found it all very dry. I started to think very differently and wanted to add in a human touch. I wanted it to mean something to humankind and really do something that created change,” he tells us.t was this idea of a “human touch” after his ah-ha minute that motivated him, his activities, and consequently, all the partnerships which Graham Watches has collaborated on since that time. Looking towards the future, Loth informs me he already has partnerships in the works with schools in Taiwan, aspiring watchmakers in Switzerland, and despite all the English military — all personally chosen by him and curated with his desire to mint his international citizenship.