Givrins, Switzerland, May 15, 2023 – Yesterday in Geneva, the 00/00 prototype of BIVER Watches’ inaugural timepiece was sold for CHF 1 million. This remarkable amount surpasses all previous records for a new watch brand.
The auction, led by Aurel Bacs at the Hotel La Réserve, captivated collectors from around the world. After intense bidding, an American collector secured the prototype, receiving a special gift alongside it.
The JC BIVER prototype, a Tourbillon Minute Repeater Carillon in Titanium with a silvered obsidian stone dial, was meticulously crafted by Jean-Claude Biver’s son and team. This masterpiece marks the beginning of BIVER Watches’ production.
The historic sale not only signifies the birth of the BIVER brand but also heralds the start of production for their first three models. The Tourbillon Minute Repeater Carillon watches in pink gold, titanium, and two-tone skeleton are scheduled for delivery in September 2023.
About JC BIVER Watches
Jean-Claude Biver and his son Pierre Biver embarked on the creation of an ultra-exclusive, prestigious watch brand in March 2023. With a focus on craftsmanship, they enlisted top specialists to produce exceptional timepieces.
The Biver minute repeater showcases unparalleled attention to detail and decoration. Every component of the movement has been meticulously finished by hand, including rarely decorated parts like the hand-pearled underside of the bridges.
These timepieces reflect the Bivers’ dedication to invisible beauty, with meticulous finishing touches such as polishing, satin finishing, pearling, and flame-bluing. The first model, a carillon minute repeater with a tourbillon and micro rotor, is a testament to watchmaking heritage and serves as a bridge between the past, present, and future.
The Bivers emphasize that technique serves their philosophical vision, and the minute repeater acts as the foundation of their brand. Their contemporary watches, blending neo-classical style and tradition, represent the soul of their creations.