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Buben & Zörweg Agartos – a new watchwinding Jewel

By Victor Baker


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Design and technology experts at Buben & Zörweg have spent nearly two years to style and assemble the Agartos, a showcase watchwinder which can house up to five watches. Boasting its own open-dial tourbillon clock, this incredible project has consumed 4000 hours of development which should explain why it will only be available as a limited edition of 25.

The Buben & Zörweg Agartos brought together a team of specialists with expertise in a lot of different areas such as wood, aluminum, composite materials, glass, leather, mechanical engineering and electronics. The result, this exquisite creation, has been nominated for the 2015 German Design Award, German Design Council’s annual prize honoring unique design and excellence.

State-of-the-art five axel CNC machines and 3D printing technology were responsible for allowing these fluid shapes and lines to become a reality. It’s all about touch and go with the Agartos, which comes with doors that sweep open and close in response to sensor technology.

Even more interesting, the high gloss metallic piano lacquer found on the aluminium chassis of the Agartos is similar to the one found on supercars. In the end, we have to mention that it takes six months to refine the composition of the lacquer Buben & Zörweg now calls ‘stardust’, with all sanding and polishing executed with incredible precision and attention to detail.

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About Victor Baker

Victor is our go-to associate editor for anything with four wheels – and more! With over a decade of experience in automotive journalism, his expertise spans from classic cars to the latest in electric vehicle technology. Beyond vehicles, he has broadened his editorial reach to cover a wide range of topics, from technology and travel to lifestyle and environmental issues. Learn more about Luxatic's Editorial Process.

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