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Hulsman Timepieces is a luxury watch atelier specialized in producing bespoke mechanical luxury timepieces, based in Hilversum in The Netherlands. Established by Machiel Hulsman, this horological workshop translates customer ideas into designs and makes unique timepieces from scratch by hand. Machiel’s goal is to never make the same watch and constantly discover new designs and techniques together with the customer. Things can always be better.

Marie-Elise (2019) Time only

Meet the first entirely handmade Dutch wristwatch;

Rose gold case with open lugs and a silver guilloche dial with heat blued steel hands and indices. The manual wound mechanical movement has been designed, calculated and manufactured from scratch.

The movement features hand cut and polished rubies in the barrel as well as many other hand cut rubies like the pallets and impulse jewel, 20 jewels in total.

Inside the movement there is a triangle shaped pallet fork made from hardened steel, an innovation that is lighter than a regular pallet fork and is more efficient. The movement offers a power reserve of 46 hours. The 3/4 platine with blued screws and gold chatons shows the black polished balance bridge.

Côtes de Genève, perlage, anglage, black polish, etc have all been executed to the highest standards.

Timepiece Marie-Elise in images:


Solstitium (2021) Tourbillon

This double barrel tourbillon is made for a Dutch customer and meanwhile friend. It has a yin-yang kind of feel to the dial and an ancient solar sign, fused into the tourbillon bridge at the back of the movement.

This tourbillon is a modest 39 mm wide and only 9 mm in total thickness: Extremely thin for a tourbillon, let alone for a retrograde minute and jumping hours watch. The tourbillon has a silver dial with baguette diamond indices.

The timepiece features a spring driven escape wheel (for direct impulse to pallets and shock absorbance of the big tourbillon cage), my own invention.

The manual wound mechanical movement has 75 hours of power reserve and has been designed, calculated and manufactured from scratch. The free sprung Beryllium copper balance with three gold balance weights beats at 28.800 Bph .

Côtes de Genève, perlage, anglage, black polish, etc have all been executed to the highest standards.

Solstitium tourbillon in images:


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