THOMAS PRESCHER Tempusvivendi Qatar – Update

Qatarwatch by Thomas Prescher

Qatarwatch by Thomas Prescher

Recently Thomas Prescher was asked if he could do a watch with a flag or national symbol. After asking for what country, the answer was: “Qatar”.

After a lot of research about this exceptional country, a picture of its Coat of arms inspired Thomas Prescher.

The coat of arms of Qatar (Arabic: شعار قطر‎) shows two crossed swords in a yellow circle. Between the swords there is a traditional sailing ship called dhow, sailing over the waves beside an island with two palm trees. The yellow circle is surrounded by a white and brown band, which is divided horizontally with a zigzag line.

The realization of the watch: One sword tip shows the minutes, while the other indicates the hours.  With this retrograde system, after the swords reach the end of the index sector they jump back to the beginning to rise again.

After pushing the button in the crown the swords move to a resting position to show the original coat of arms in gold and noble colors. After a second push the swords move back to continue to show the actual time.

Thomas Prescher has developed this exquisite concept to give the connoisseur the choice: Having the figure continuously showing the time or allowing it to simply remain in its non-temporal state. This could be only achieved through the use of a complicated and ingenious new system, which Thomas Prescher created specially for his watches, after studying and repairing old originals.

Excellent design, the finest materials, perfect processing, invaluable beauty for generations.

Select a handcrafted timepiece, a unique work of art, luxury from the house of Thomas Prescher.

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Movement Information

37 mm, including module

Height :
7 mm, including module

retrograde jumping hours, retrograde minutes.
Each shown by the tip of the sword on a index sector

Winding automatic :
Power reserve 40 hours

Number of jewels:
25 bearing jewels

28,800 vph

Swiss lever escapement

Balance spring:
flat hairspring

Shock protection:

completely hand-engraved and gold-plated

18-karat gold, completely hand-engraved

Case Details

Case material:
18-karat gold

39 mm

13 mm

Crystal convex sapphire crystals on front and back

contains button for activating time display

Dial material:

18-karat gold

Index plates:
18-karat gold

Name plates:
18-karat gold

Water resistance:
1 atm, 10 meters

hand-cut and sewn alligator skin uppers and lowers

18-karat gold

As a graphic designer, I'm fascinated by the crossroads between technology and aesthetics. Horology is one of these crafts, where art and engineering come together to produce mechanical wonders that grace the eye. WatchPaper was born from the desire to create an online tool where I can share my passion for watches.