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Presentation of the prototype of the new Collab UTINAM Lebru x Silberstein at Head Geneva TimeToWatches

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Time machines: UTINAM’s new mechanical art installation at the Saline Royale.  

The installation « Une Mémoire du Lieu » (The Site’s Heritage) installation retraces over 125 years of the history of the Saline Royale, an architectural masterpiece built by the visionary Claude Nicolas Ledoux and included on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 2009.  When Hubert Tassy, Director of the Saline Royale d’Arc-et-Senans, considered the time aspect of […]

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The March of the Lion, a monumental new masterpiece of mechanical art by UTINAM 

To celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Aristide Denfer Rochereau, known as “the Lion of Belfort”, UTINAM has designed an extraordinary installation featuring a remarkable work of mechanical art.  Combining the precision of the clockmaker’s art with the beauty of nature, “The March of the Lion” will take place next year in the heart […]

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The Kontwaz Bauhaus 2 – a UTINAM clock signed by Philippe Lebru x Silberstein

Following a collaboration between two key areas of contemporary French clockmaking, UTINAM is proud to present the Kontwaz Bauhaus 2.   The Kontwaz Bauhaus 2 clock pairs the singularity of Philippe Lebru’s mechanical artworks with Bauhaus inspirations and Alain Silberstein’s signature colours.  This unique UTINAM creation, designed and made in Besançon and co-signed by the […]

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The Pablito Zago collaboration unveiled at the Utinam Manufacture 

From the 16th to the 20th of May 2022, Pablito Zago came to stay at 119 Grande rue in Besançon, at the UTINAM manufacture, for the launch of the first pieces from the collection signed Philippe Lebru X Pablito Zago.  More than just a meeting of artists, this collaboration cemented the relationship between two different […]

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La Grande Horlo 

“Besançon owes its industrial development largely to its watchmaking school, l’École d’Horlogerie“  Jean Minjoz, mayor of Besançon, during Charles de Gaulle’s visit to the school in 1962.  In 2023, to celebrate the 160th anniversary of the École Nationale d’Horlogerie of Besançon, UTINAM will create a unique installation in the heart of the famous “Horlo” building, […]

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For over 20 years, it has been a dream of Philippe Lebru and of his whole team to one day see a UTINAM mechanical artwork join the prestigious ranks of the brands selected by the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.  It was therefore a huge honour to discover that the Kontwaz Bauhaus 2, signed Philippe […]

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Beyond the art of measuring time UTINAM creates mechanical artworks

When in 1993, Philippe Lebru reawakened Besançon, the sleepy capital of watchmaking in the heart of the Jura, it was to play with the codes of traditional watchmaking and disrupt them. He wanted to create a new way of conceiving and experiencing the concept of time.

Clocks, watches, automatons… UTINAM’s mechanical and kinetic artworks offer a vision of time that goes beyond simple measurement: a vision of time as autonomous, independent, and free to repeat itself endlessly.
A vision of time that takes shape in multiple spaces, open to the world, intimate, individual or nomadic.
Time that comes to life through atypical creations, reconnecting watchmaking heritage with contemporary creation. A vision of time that is rich in opportunities and emotions for those who decide to seize it.

Philippe Lebru. Artist, creator, inventor, designer. Like UTINAM, Philippe Lebru defies all classification. His works evolve, revealing the porous borders of the worlds of creation, mechanical art devices, and contemporary watchmaking. The richness of his career on the fringes of traditional watchmaking has liberated him from the codes and dogma of traditional watchmaking.

A free thinker, Philippe Lebru relies on instinct to create his mechanical artworks which never cease to question our relationship with time and the living. Philippe Lebru lives in the city of Besançon, the capital of French watchmaking, where he decided to settle 30 years ago. By creating UTINAM, and by giving life to an award-winning* venture rich in meaning, creativity and innovation, Philippe Lebru asserts the fundamental role of the French watchmaking capital on the international scene.
*Grand Prix (all categories) at the Lépine competition in Paris and gold medal for clock-making at the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva.

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Visionary ― Pop Up Wall

Pop Up: Visionary, iconic, and hypnotic, the Pop-Up is an extraordinary mechanical artwork, featuring a visible mechanism and a balance wheel that beats the universal second. 

Pop Up wall height: 1m20
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Visionary ― Pop Up Floor

Pop Up: Visionary, iconic, and hypnotic, the Pop-Up is an extraordinary mechanical artwork, featuring a visible mechanism and a balance wheel that beats the universal second. 

Pop Up floor height: 2m

Visionary ― LALA

Romantic, celestial and timeless, Hortense, Constence and Lala are distinguished by their elegant silhouettes and reveal for the first time the UTINAM pendulum movement with automatic counterbalance…

LALA wall: 1m30

Visionary ― Hortence & Constence

Romantic, celestial and timeless, Hortense, Constence and Lala are distinguished by their elegant silhouettes and reveal for the first time the UTINAM pendulum movement with automatic counterbalance…

Height Hortence: 2m20 Height Constence: 1m90

Disruptive ― SPECIMEN Collection

When a selfwinding movement meets additive manufacturing, the result is the brute aspect of the metal and the original curves of Specimen.When a watch becomes disruptive technology…

Disruptive ― QUADRIPOD Collection

The Quadripod surprises above all by its shape.
Neither round nor protruding, the selfwinding movement rests on four sheaths that reinforce its celestial dimension. When a watch becomes a UFO…

Disruptive ― MÉTÉORITE Collection

The Météorite presents a dial made from a meteorite fragment dating from over 4 billion years ago. With the “Snake Head” hallmark, the Météorite attests to the highest chronometric quality in addition to its celestial dimension. At the dawn of the watch there was stardust…

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Unique ― Kawaii originale

In view of the success encountered during the first LEBRU x SILBERSTEIN collaboration, the 2 watchmakers from Besançon have returned to the creative table to give birth to KAWAII, in the vein of Alain Silberstein and his efficient codes and the equally efficient patent. of the self-balancing movement by Philippe Lebru.

Unique ― Kawaii Black

In view of the success encountered during the first LEBRU x SILBERSTEIN collaboration, the 2 watchmakers from Besançon have returned to the creative table to give birth to KAWAII, in the vein of Alain Silberstein and his efficient codes and the equally efficient patent. of the self-balancing movement by Philippe Lebru.

Unique ― Kawaii White

In view of the success encountered during the first LEBRU x SILBERSTEIN collaboration, the 2 watchmakers from Besançon have returned to the creative table to give birth to KAWAII, in the vein of Alain Silberstein and his efficient codes and the equally efficient patent. of the self-balancing movement by Philippe Lebru.

Unique ― KB2 standing clock with regulator

Clock UTINAM Besançon KB2 standing regulator Collaboration LEBRU X SILBERSTEIN, the clock KONTWAZ BAUHAUS 2 is edited in limited series of 88 numbered copies

Unique ― KB2 Black standing clock with regulator

Clock UTINAM Besançon KB2 Black standing regulator Collaboration LEBRU X SILBERSTEIN, the clock KONTWAZ BAUHAUS 2 is edited in limited series of 88 numbered copies

Unique ― KB2 White standing clock with regulator

Clock UTINAM Besançon KB2 white standing regulator Collaboration LEBRU X SILBERSTEIN, the clock KONTWAZ BAUHAUS 2 is edited in limited series of 88 numbered copies

Unique ― POP-UP Philippe LEBRU x Pablito ZAGO

The POP UP signed Philippe Lebru x Pablito Zago marks the encounter between the world of Philippe Lebru and the one of the street artist. Radiant, vibrant and enigmatic: each of the twelve pieces is unique and numbered.  

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The Kontwas Bauhaus 2 clock combines the singularity of Philippe Lebru’s mechanical artworks with Bauhaus inspirations and Alain Silberstein’s signature colours. With its off-centre small seconds display, this unique UTINAM creation, designed and made in Besançon and co-signed by the two artists, is a showpiece for innovation. 

The KB2 can be found at M.A.D. Gallery in Geneva, Dubai, Taipei, and Hong Kong and at the UTINAM stores in Besançon. 

Clock height: 2 m

The manufacture

A hub of expertise and mechanical and horological talent, the Manufacture houses the production and assembly workshop and the design department. This is where the UTINAM creations envisioned by Philippe Lebru come to life.

Located in Geneva, Dubai, Hong Kong and Taipei, M.A.D. Gallery is a captivating universe of kinetic art where horological machines and mechanical art devices reign supreme. The UTINAM Kontwaz Bauhaus 2 sharing many values with M.A.D. Gallery, it is therefore unsurprising that it can be found there.
Our stores GRANDE RUE in Besançon

UTINAM opens the doors of 117 and 119 Grande Rue in Besançon to you to find all of the brand’s mechanical works of art as well as an exclusive selection of the best watchmakers of our time. Also discover the UTINAM Manufacture and discover the watchmaking know-how of the Arc-Jura region by entering “In the Skin of a Watchmaker” during a unique immersive workshop.

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30 ANS

À Besançon, pour ses 30 ans, Utinam s’offre une montre et fait voyager son horloge Pop UpL’horloger créatif du Doubs, qui s’est notamment fait connaître par ses horloges contemporaines et parfois même monumentales, fête ses 30 ans d’existence et lance de nouveaux modèles.

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Le coeur du temps bat à Besançon chez Utinam

Au coeur de 7 collines, Besançon, aussi nommée cité du temps, vit un renouveau de l’horlogerie dont la Manufacture Utinam est le pinacle de l’art horloger moderne. Relisez cet incipit car c’est une porte ouverte sur l’histoire du temps, de l’horlogerie à la française, de son épicentre. Elle raconte les horloges…

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L’artisan créateur français célèbre les 30 ans

Le maître des horloges ne se trouve pas à l’Élysée : il est installé depuis près de trente ans à Besançon. juste en face du Musée du temps. « Je ne sais pas s’il fallait être courageux pour monter une entreprise dans le monde de l’horlogerie de ce côté de la frontière. Je pense qu’iI […]

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Horloge monumentale à Tokyo

Une horloge monumentale installée à Tokyo dans le quartier d’Aoyama.

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Utinam sur BFM TV

Retrouvez l’intégralité de l’émission diffusée sur BFM TV consacrée aux métiers du luxe.

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French Watch Enthusiasts Print a 3-D Timepiece By Kathleen Beckett

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KB2 / Atlantico

LEBRU x SILBERSTEIN : L’horloge qui nous parle…

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KB2 / Europa Star

Collaborations artistiques, partenariats techniques, inspirations partagées, apports ponctuels ou alliances de longue durée, voire collaboration directe avec le client final, jamais l’horlogerie n’a vu autant de coopérations dans autant de domaines différents.

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La grande horloge tricolore jaune, bleue et rouge rend l’heure à la maison de la FMH mignonne !

Le temps à la maison est-il forcément ennuyeux ? En plus de courir après les drames, de cuisiner et de travailler à la maison, il est temps d’acheter une nouvelle tenue pour la maison qui est de bonne humeur !

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KB2 / 24 heures

« Il ne reste plus qu’une poignée d’acteurs dans les horlogers » – Philippe Lebru.

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M.A.D. Gallery Du temps en famille avec l’horloge Lebru X Silberstein

La KB2 est une horloge à pendule sur pied, avec une réserve de marche de 8 jours, haute de 2 mètres mais qui peut aussi être montée sur un mur. Elle réunit le design emblématique, coloré et géométrique de Silberstein et l’horloge Pop Up de Lebru.

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French Watchmaking

A quelques pas de la frontière suisse, la ville fortifiée de Besançon est une vitrine de siècles de savoir-faire horloger français.

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UTINAM à la Saline
Royale d’Arc-et-Senans

L’installation « Une Mémoire du lieu » retrace plus de 125 ans d’histoire de la Saline Royale d’Arc-et-Senans.

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UTINAM fait le plein
de commandes d’horloges
monumentales

La manufacture de Besançon spécialisée dans les horloges contemporaines multiplie les projets monumentaux. Elle en compte cinq en France, en Suisse et au Qatar qui devraient faire bondir son chiffre d’affaires d’au moins 30 % sur l’exercice 2022-2023.

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Muuuz International Award 2021 / Horloge “POP UP” UTINAM Besançon

Elles représentent véritablement la révolution du design horloger contemporain. Par leur originalité, leur singularité et leur esthétique, les horloges Pop Up imaginées par Philippe Lebru, créateur et orfèvre de la marque Utinam revisitent le temps et bouleversent les codes…

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