April 26th, 2019, was a significant date for Polish history. Committed to Poland’s most acclaimed composer and virtuoso musician Frédéric Chopin, a top of the line watch brand bearing his name was introduced. Worldwide writers and a few exceptionally respected visitors accumulated in Warsaw to observe the event.
Historical realities about Frédéric Chopin
In Żelazowa Wola, a town around 50 km west of Warsaw with today 65 occupants, Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin was brought into the world on the 1st of March 1810. He experienced childhood in Warsaw, which in 1815 turned out to be important for Congress Poland, some time ago known as the Kingdom of Poland. Under the time of 10, he completed his melodic instruction and composed his prior works in Warsaw prior to leaving Poland at 20 years old, not exactly a month prior to the episode of the November 1830 Uprising.
He at that point got comfortable Paris where he altogether gave just 30 public exhibitions in a more private climate. He upheld himself by selling his compositions and by giving piano exercises, for which he was popular. Chopin framed a companionship with Franz Liszt and was respected by numerous individuals of his other melodic counterparts including Robert Schumann.
In 1835, Chopin got French citizenship. After a bombed commitment to Maria Wodzińska, he kept an upset relationship with the French essayist Amantine Dupin, otherwise called George Sand. A brief and despondent visit to Majorca with Sand in 1838–39 would demonstrate one of his most beneficial times of composition.
In his last years, he was upheld monetarily by his admirer Jane Stirling, who likewise organized him to visit Scotland in 1848. For the vast majority of his life, Chopin was in chronic weakness. He kicked the bucket in Paris in 1849 at 39 years old, likely brought about by tuberculosis.
As said, an intimate group of global writers was welcome to observe and cover the introduction of this new very good quality watch brand. Beginning after an incredible supper, the gathering was welcome to a restrictive private visit through the , of which you’ll discover an impression in the image exhibition here below:
Presentation of the brand
Following the visit, Mr. Michal Dunin, CEO and originator of Chopin Watches, welcomed the current columnists just as a few watch gatherers as his visitors to the catacombs of the historical center. Despite the fact that Chopin is a totally new brand in the watch business, Mr. Dunin isn’t. Since 2012 he’s one of the driving powers behind the restored Polish watch brand as well.
It turned out to be clear, notwithstanding, that Chopin is something entirely unexpected from Błonie. While Błonie focuses predominantly on being a Polish brand, providing looks for a bigger crowd, Chopin is focused on watch aficionados loving exceptionally elite pieces.
After acquiring a select permit from the , and to guarantee the restrictiveness of the primary Chopin watch, Mr. Dunin and his group looked for contact with two of Swiss watch industry significant players. For the tasteful and specialized plan Antoine Tschumi, author of Swiss plan studio , was counseled. Further, subsequent to visiting one of the watch business fairs, Michal Dunin got energetic about the work and items he saw from . While Antoine Tschumi and Mauro Egermini of Schwarz-Etienne had been cooperating previously, the decision for them as an assembling accomplice became obvious.
Schwarz Etienne is a more than 100-year-old family-possessed Swiss watch producing company with a standing of being one of the absolute best in the watchmaking business. As Chopin’s accomplice, Schwarz Etienne is liable for the assembling and quality control of their watches.
Presentation of the brand’s first watch
Fascinated with Chopin’s rich legacy, the makers behind the recently settled brand made it their central goal to combine the incredible composer’s immortal heritage with contemporary watchmaking and complex plan. The theme of the Chopin brand’s first model is étude in C minor Op. 10 No. 12, also called Chopin’s Revolutionary Étude. Also, hence, the full model sign for the brand’s first watch became ‘Chopin Op. 10 No. 12’.
“Fryderyk Chopin’s work is perhaps the best fortune of Polish culture. As far as we might be concerned, this watch, devoted to quite possibly the most incredibly famous craftsmen, is a wellspring of extraordinary pride. As it were, making this watch was a nostalgic excursion to the present. The restrictive Chopin Op. 10 No. 12, with creation restricted to only 56 pieces each year, addresses the actual pith of polish. We accept that our watch will speak to genuine workmanship epicureans and those with a unique spot in their heart for traditional music both in Poland and abroad” – said Michał Dunin, CEO of Błonie and the Chopin brand.
Mr. Dunin as of now shows a brief look at the watch. A full survey, be that as it may, with live pictures and value data will follow in the blink of an eye here on Fratello. Stay tuned.