The generations
Pendulum

Original & Special Dark Edition

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HISTORY

INVENTION OF THE FIRST PENDULUM

Our story starts with the introduction of the first pendulum mechanism, back in the 17th century: the world’s most accurate time mechanism. The pendulum made the measurement of ‘seconds’ possible. Ahasuerus Fromanteel successfully implemented this mechanism in his long case clocks and ignited a revolution by transforming a world that was mainly dominated by minutes into one that accurately measured seconds.

HISTORY

FIRST FROMANTEEL WORKSHOP

With the newly introduced pendulum mechanism, more opportunities arose for Ahasuerus Fromanteel. In 1658 Ahasuerus’s son and master clockmakers: Johannes, Abraham and Ahasuerus Jr. followed in their father’s footsteps and opened a workshop at the Vijgendam (nowadays the Dam Square) in Amsterdam. Not much later, two other workshops were established; one in London another in Newcastle. Making the Fromanteel family business the first multinational clockmakers firm in the world.

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AMSTERDAM ‘THE CITY OF INNOVATION’

Amsterdam grew out to become the largest commercial and financial center of 17th century Europe. As the city quickly expanded its territory, so did the number of its inhabitants. Resulting in a vivid epicenter full of entrepreneurs, innovators, scientists and artists, one of them was Ahasuerus Fromanteel.

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THE STORY CONTINUES

Now, 400 years later, the Fromanteel name lives on as a brand of stylish watches for men. At its heart it carries out the powerful slogan ‘History is Now’, as the brand draws its inspiration off the ambition, tradition and craftsmanship of the Fromanteel family and applies it mastery to today’s demanding playing field.

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THE GENERATIONS PENDULUM

As a result of a rich history of watchmaking expertise, the Fromanteel atelier designed the exceptional Generations Pendulum caliber modification: Fromanteel’s first self-winding mechanical movement. Exploring the inner workings of this timepiece is as embarking on a journey into a microcosm of mechanics. The journey illustrates what true craftsmanship is all about and how the mastery technique and tradition of the Fromanteel family still applies to today’s Fromanteel timepieces.

Movement

Rather than relying on a battery for its power, the Generations Pendulum is equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement. The watch is wound by the movement of the wearer’s wrist or by manually winding its crown. Join us on a journey into the mechanical microcosm of this exceptional caliber:

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  • Movement part 1
  • Movement part 2
  • Movement part 3
  • Movement part 4

Detail nr1 - THE ROTOR

The movement of the wrist and body causes the rotor, a metal weight attached to a winding mechanism, to pivot freely on its staff in the center of the movement. The rotor rotates back and forth in a circular motion at the slightest action of the wrist. The rotor's movement winds the mainspring, a flat coiled spring that powers the watch.

Movement Rotor

Detail nr2 - THE JEWELS

Jewel bearings are perfect for using in precision instruments – like a mechanical movement – where low friction, long life, and dimensional accuracy is important. The Generations Pendulum contains 25 small jewels in total.

Movement Rotor

Detail nr3 - THE BALANCE WHEEL

The winding mechanism, also called the balance wheel, spins back and forth and wounds the balance spring, which lies inside. The balance spring releases its tension bit by bit, only to immediately wind up again – a magnificent orchestrated motion.

Movement Rotor

Detail nr4 - THE ESCAPEMENT MECHANISM

The escapement mechanism is what stops the balance wheel to spin out of control. The mechanism is made out of an escapement wheel, pallets and escapement fork, which, all combined, stops the energy generated by the tension in the balance spring to escape at once. Allowing for the smooth movement of the hour, minute and second hand.

Movement Rotor

CRAFTSMANSHIP

The term ‘craftsman’ is one of the oldest designations of person who is capable of combining his superior manual skills with his very own power of creation. The creation of a well-crafted watch is a process of trial and error in which several sacrifices have to be made before the final timepiece can arise. All the components of a watch can be crafted to either perform well or to perform exceptionally. The latter will always be the craftsman’s goal.

CRAFTSMAN

Creating a watch unchangeably involves a set of core values and dedication. Passion and experience are always the main ingredients; superior quality, the outcome.

SWISS MADE

Fromanteel manufactures all its watches in the atelier in Bienne, Switzerland. Therefore, the watches bear the ‘Swiss Made’ signature, a sign of exceptional quality.

LEATHER

Fromanteel designed two special edition hand made straps for the Generation Pendulum watch. The calfskin leather straps comes with a luxurious fold buckle and the with unique Quick Release System, allowing you to easily change the look of the watch.

Never-ending elegance


Pendulum Original

The Pendulum Original – Fromanteel’s first automatic movement in the Generations Pendulum Series. The watch was designed with the finest craftsmanship and the most precise eye for detail.

Pendulum original white edition

The nature of gold


Pendulum special dark edition

NEW: The latest addition to the Generations Pendulum Series – the Pendulum Special Dark Edition – embodies both the elegance and the power of an automatic movement. The refinement finds its origin in the gold-plated hands and indexing.

Pendulum special dark edition

THE GENERATIONS PENDULUM

Drawing on many years of watchmaking expertise, the Fromanteel atelier proudly introduces the exceptional Generations Pendulum caliber modification: our first self-winding mechanical movement, with a power reserve of 38 hrs.

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Choose your strap color (/4)

Retro Black Strap
(available in sizes: Regular)

Oiled Black Strap
(available in sizes: Regular)

Retro Brown Strap
(available in sizes: Regular, Extra Large)

Oiled Brown Strap
(available in sizes: Regular, Extra Large)


€ 1199.00
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Generations Pendulum

Pendulum

Special Dark Edition

€ 1199.00

Description

Drawing on many years of watchmaking expertise, the Fromanteel atelier introduces the exceptional Generations Pendulum™ caliber modification: the first Fromanteel self-winding mechanical movement with a power reserve of 38 hrs. Its name is a direct reference to the pendulum clock as made by the 17th-century clock-makers family. The Generations Pendulum™’s dial displays a characteristic ‘Clous de Paris’ pattern, giving this timepiece an elegant and classy finish.

Details +
  • Swiss Automatic movement
  • Pendulum mod. 2824-2
  • Power Reserve: 38h when fully wound
  • No. of jewels: 25
  • Decorative: Clous de Paris pattern
  • Displays: hours, minutes, seconds
  • Complications: three-hand movement and date indicator
  • Glass: Sapphire Crystal
  • Case: Polished Stainless Steel
  • Pressure resistance: 5 ATM
  • Case height: 9,95mm
  • Case diameter: Ø 42mm
  • Crown: Ø 6mm
  • Strap width: 20mm
  • Special edition calfskin leather handmade strap
  • Strap closure: Fold-buckle

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Delivery (United States)

Worldwide shipping: € 25,-.
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Description

Drawing on many years of watchmaking expertise, the Fromanteel atelier introduces the exceptional Generations Pendulum™ caliber modification: the first Fromanteel self-winding mechanical movement with a power reserve of 38 hrs. Its name is a direct reference to the pendulum clock as made by the 17th-century clock-makers family. The Generations Pendulum™’s dial displays a characteristic ‘Clous de Paris’ pattern, giving this timepiece an elegant and classy finish.

Details

Generations Pendulum Pendulum
  • Swiss Automatic movement
  • Pendulum mod. 2824-2
  • Power Reserve: 38h when fully wound
  • No. of jewels: 25
  • Decorative: Clous de Paris pattern
  • Displays: hours, minutes, seconds
  • Complications: three-hand movement and date indicator
  • Glass: Sapphire Crystal
  • Case: Polished Stainless Steel
  • Pressure resistance: 5 ATM
  • Case height: 9,95mm
  • Case diameter: Ø 42mm
  • Crown: Ø 6mm
  • Strap width: 20mm
  • Special edition calfskin leather handmade strap
  • Strap closure: Fold-buckle
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Choose your strap color (/4)

Retro Brown Strap
(available in sizes: Regular, Extra Large)

Oiled Brown Strap
(available in sizes: Regular, Extra Large)

Retro Black Strap
(available in sizes: Regular)

Oiled Black Strap
(available in sizes: Regular)


€ 1099.00
Buy Now

Generations Pendulum

Pendulum

Original

€ 1099.00

Description

Drawing on many years of watchmaking expertise, the Fromanteel atelier introduces the exceptional Generations Pendulum™ caliber modification: the first Fromanteel self-winding mechanical movement with a power reserve of 38 hrs. Its name is a direct reference to the pendulum clock as made by the 17th-century clock-makers family. The Generations Pendulum™’s dial displays a characteristic ‘Clous de Paris’ pattern, giving this timepiece an elegant and classy finish.

Details +
  • Swiss Automatic movement
  • Pendulum mod. 2824-2
  • Power Reserve: 38h when fully wound
  • No. of jewels: 25
  • Decorative: Clous de Paris pattern
  • Displays: hours, minutes, seconds
  • Complications: three-hand movement and date indicator
  • Glass: Sapphire Crystal
  • Case: Polished Stainless Steel
  • Pressure resistance: 5 ATM
  • Case height: 9,95mm
  • Case diameter: Ø 42mm
  • Crown: Ø 6mm
  • Strap width: 20mm
  • Special edition calfskin leather handmade strap
  • Strap closure: Fold-buckle

Configure your watch

Find A Store

Delivery (United States)

Worldwide shipping: € 25,-.
Return shipments are always free. Read more

Productcode

Description

Drawing on many years of watchmaking expertise, the Fromanteel atelier introduces the exceptional Generations Pendulum™ caliber modification: the first Fromanteel self-winding mechanical movement with a power reserve of 38 hrs. Its name is a direct reference to the pendulum clock as made by the 17th-century clock-makers family. The Generations Pendulum™’s dial displays a characteristic ‘Clous de Paris’ pattern, giving this timepiece an elegant and classy finish.

Details

Generations Pendulum Pendulum
  • Swiss Automatic movement
  • Pendulum mod. 2824-2
  • Power Reserve: 38h when fully wound
  • No. of jewels: 25
  • Decorative: Clous de Paris pattern
  • Displays: hours, minutes, seconds
  • Complications: three-hand movement and date indicator
  • Glass: Sapphire Crystal
  • Case: Polished Stainless Steel
  • Pressure resistance: 5 ATM
  • Case height: 9,95mm
  • Case diameter: Ø 42mm
  • Crown: Ø 6mm
  • Strap width: 20mm
  • Special edition calfskin leather handmade strap
  • Strap closure: Fold-buckle

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Strap Sizes

We offer watchstraps in a great array of colors and in two sizes: normal and XL.

Regular Straps

overall length: 190 mm (7.49 inch)
width: 20 mm (0.78 inch)

Extra Large Straps

overall length: 220 mm (8.66 inch)
width: 20 mm (0.78 inch)

More On Our Straps

The good news is that all our straps are equipped with the special Quick Release System™. With it you won't need any tools to change your straps. Within a few seconds you'll be able to change the look of your watch and most importantly of your appearance. So it's totally up to you how to mix and match.

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Deployment Buckle

An articulated buckle on the watch strap that unfolds when opened. Apart from making your watch looking really cool, it also has some great advantages: Its durable material and exquisite construction, allows for the leather watch strap to be placed over a glove or jacket. What’s more, it saves the leather strap from its constant wear and tear when opening so you can enjoy wearing your strap even longer.

Fromanteel Fold Buckle

Details

  • Width: 20 mm
  • Length: 95 mm (open)
  • Length: 40 mm (closed)
  • Automatic opening system
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