28/01/2021 11:03 am
Cyrus Klepcys GMT Retrograde
Cyrus Klepcys GMT Retrograde The Cyrus Klepcys GMT Retrograde is the latest creation from the Le Locle based brand and its inspirational master watchmaker, Jean-François Mojon. After previously reviewing the brand’s Klepcys Vertical Tourbillon and falling for its charms, Carl Eady was keen to review another of the Swiss marque’s distinctive creations. Introduction Jean-François Mojon grew up in a small village not far from Le Locle. His father was a watchmaker and proved a source of inspiration to Mojon. From a young age, he was fascinated with the creation of movements, so it was perhaps inevitable that he would choose a career in the watch industry. He studied for a Diploma in Engineering and Microtechnology in Le Locle. Thereafter, Mojon went on to work for brands within the Swatch Group, before becoming the Technical Director of IWC. Ultimately, his overriding ambition led him to form his own company, Chronode, in 2005. Initially, Chronode specialised in developing movements equipped with exceptional complications. The firm, based in Le Locle, has built an enviable list of clients, including Czapek, Hermès, HYT, MB&F and many others. Many of these collaborations have seen Mojon and his clients win prestigious awards. Indeed, he won the ‘Best Watchmaker Prize’ at GPHG 2010. Since 2011, Mojon and Chronode have worked in collaboration with Cyrus, assuming responsibility for the production of the watch brand’s creations. In so doing, Mojon has created a unique design language, including multi-layered dials and cushion-shaped cases. The brand’s distinctive dual crown designs provide a further […]
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