2020 saw EMBASSY Jewel AG in Lucerne cease production of the MIH Watch, launched 15 years earlier in 2005. The industrial designer responsible for its external aesthetics, Christian Gafner, thought the project too good for it to vanish from the market. He acquired the rights and submitted the mechanical timepiece to an Upgrade. The Mechanik2 annual calendar watch retains the face of the original but with a gentle refresh and a more useful location has been set for the 30-minute counter. A few pieces of the Mechanik2-Series-1 are available.
move left and right
Once a year adjustable
one-line annual calendar.
Rechargeable by hand or your movements.
Eye-friendly reading and Time design at a glance.
Single push 30-minute-counter or minute marker.
Everything you see is fashioned from Grade 5 titanium. This includes the Ø 42 x 13.7 mm (15 incl. glass) case, bezel, back, crown, mono pushers and buckle. The 22 mm strap of the Mechanik2 is made of natural rubber, which makes it both wrist-friendly and, like the titanium, allergy-neutral. Powering the watch is an ETA Valjoux 7750 movement, which also drives the annual calendar and ancillary functions. The movement is regarded as a time keeping icon.
The Mechanik2, is manufactured in Switzerland.
Founder, Industrial Designer
Personally available to your questions about the Mechanik2®. A ceaseless devotee of fuss-free everything, which includes his approach to cuisine. He has built up a sneaker brand, designed the Swiss Army Eyewear, plans his future as a design nomad and raves about visits to French, Italian and Portuguese market halls.
Markus von Allmen
The watchmaking professional at EMBASSY Jewel AG of Lucerne with many year’s experience of the MIH Watch. As a freelance, impassioned watchmaker-rhabilleur with his own atelier, he worked alongside the engineer and the designer on the Mechanik2® annual calendar watch. He will be responsible for asse-mbling and servicing the M2 and the previous model The MIH watch.
As a heart and soul mechanic and specialist in high-end watch development, with his own office, he brings mechanical systems in watch complications to the point.
He finds his inspiration in nature and especially in the Swiss Alps, where you can find him in summer as well as in winter.