“The DC7 Genesis is the most minimalist watch I’ve designed in the space of twenty years – and it’s the one that has most of me in it. It brings together the essence of our three generations of watchmakers here in the Vallée de Joux, and lays the foundations for forthcoming pieces. It’s the most personal, intimate watch I’ve ever produced.” – David Candaux
The ‘Genesis’ name leaves no room for doubt. Christening his DC7 thus, David Candaux captures the creative essence of the art of the Vallée de Joux and the depths of its ethos, in which he has been steeped: three generations of watchmaker craftsmen, masters of fine complications for firms such as Patek Philippe.
The watchmaker has pared back everything that possibly could be. Every line of the case and the movement has been crafted to produce absolutely perfect symmetry, with the proportions drawing inspiration directly from Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man. The design of the movement features differently inclined surfaces, improving both comfort and readability.
For his third creation, independent watchmaker and Vallée de Joux -dweller David Candaux has poured his soul and creativity into an essential timepiece that’s minimalist in the extreme, marking a return to his brand’s fundamentals. This rare piece also marks out a path for further creations planned in the years ahead.