It has been a phenomenal year for the watch world. To round off 2022, we are celebrating the hits, the wonders, the visionaries and all the people in watchmaking who have made it so memorable in our annual Revolution Awards and Power Lists.
Today we celebrate one of the most exciting young watchmakers working today. The revolutionary Rexhep Rexhepi, founder of Akrivia.
It is almost unbelievable to me that the young watchmaker with the greatest disparity in terms of the number of watches he is producing each year and the number of people that want to buy them, did not sell a watch for the first two and a half years of his brand’s existence. How things have changed and the timepiece that changed everything for him was the Chronomètre Contemporain, the first watch emblazoned with his name on the dial and unveiling his classical interpretation of a men’s watch.
But the marvelous thing about Rexhepi is that he is never content to rest on his laurels — he has tracked down and convinced case-making legend Jean-Pierre Hagmann to join his operation, unveiling the jaw-droppingly beautiful Chronomètre Contemporain II, featuring a star-and-flirt dead seconds mechanism and the sexiest lugs in existence.
Rexhepi’s brand continues to ascend to the pantheon of the horological Valhalla as he steadily builds each new chapter of his brand with masterful assurance.