Gaël Petermann and Florian Bédat first met at the watchmaking school of Geneva in 2007, where they
shared the same workbench. They even were roommates for a while in Dresden, Germany, where they perfected their skills in fine watchmaking at A. Lange & Söhne.
Back in Switzerland, they decided to share a workshop, too, before launching the brand that
would definitively seal their special bond of mutual respect and friendship.
Gaël Petermann & Florian Bédat decided to set up their workshop in Renens, a village on
the outskirts of Lausanne, where Gaël grew up.
A place off the beaten track, without bustling luxury avenues; a place with the right pace. They settled in Renens on their return from Glashütte, in the same workshop where you will find the two today – and where they
had a very inspiring neighbor for a few years: Dominique Renaud.
Influenced by pocket watches and the finest german watchmaking, Petermann Bédat unveils in 2018 their very first timepiece,
a 340-hours work of art featuring the in-house dead-beat second caliber 171.
After a foreword, Petermann Bédat has now started to properly write its own story, the 1967 is chapter I.
The second chapter in the unfurling story of the watchmaking duo of Gaël Petermann & Florian Bédat is a monument to fine mechanics (339 components)
built on a unique, elaborate aesthetic, a bridge between classical watchmaking and a contemporary spirit.