My fascination with anything mechanical dates back to when I was a young boy. I loved discovering how things worked by dismantling them and putting them back together. My father's Rolex was one of the first watches I saw growing up. It was a pivotal moment in my life. I realized, with excitement, that the elegant design of the watch disguised a very complex machine. I was hooked. I've been a passionate collector ever since.
I studied engineering, Industrial Design and Fine Arts. I did not know it at the time, but the three disciplines would allow me to turn my passion into my career. As an adult, I acquired a collection of all types of watches, from the most expensive luxury brands, to the most simple and functional timepieces. I love them all. But after decades of enjoying them, and studying them inside and out, I began to find flaws. The crystals on my expensive watches would get scratched when they rubbed against a rough surface. The crowns on all my watches would dig into my wrist at times. The hands of the watches would often get lost in the hour marks of the dial.
I have taken my professional career experience in engineering, industrial design, and fine arts to create a revolutionary, elegant, sophisticated watch with distinct and patented differences from any watch on the market to date.
The Sablier watch is distinct in that it combines practical design changes that allow my Sablier watches to function both as practical easy to wear time pieces and as prestigious and elegant jewelry.
One of the Sablier watch's most distinct design characteristics is the patented concave Sapphire crystal. My concept for the concave crystal was to create a better protected crystal against all surfaces. Also, the patented shape reduces glare that often makes convex and flat crystal watches unreadable in bright light. The design is also distinct and elegant, which means a great deal to me.
All Sablier watches have the crown located at the two o'clock spot. This unique design allows for better comfort, maintains functionality, and is aesthetically pleasing.
The Sablier watch dial was designed to make for easy reading. I designed the hour hand wider than the minute hand and hollowed out the index in the location of 6, 9 and 12 hour location.
As a designer and engineer, forever focused on the human factors, the designs that speak to me are those that are beautiful, but also designs for the sake of function. This means my inventions had to be intuitive and comfortable (ergonomic) to the user. Because of this constant focus in my work, a few ideas on how to improve the design of the modern watch came to me very quickly. I wanted to design and make a perfect watch for myself. The perfect one should be timeless in design, easily read and comfortable to wear and made of high quality material. To me, the combination of beauty and function in design are true ingenuity. And that is the hallmark of all Sablier watches to this day.