GUINAND will be back soon
It has already been reported on Watchuseek’s German Watches Forum that GUINAND Uhren will be back very soon.
GUINAND set up a brief statement on their transitional web site informing the public that Guinand will continue to exist. Together with the previous shareholders it was decided that Guinand passes into new hands and continues to be located in Frankfurt am Main/Germany.
This good news was accompanied by the statement that - for the time being - the portfolio of Guinand watches will remain available to the community of fans.
This announcement was reason for the Watchuseek Team to meet up with Guinand’s new appointed managing partner of the Guinand GmbH, Mr. Ernst-August Matthias Klüh and his lovely co-worker Petra Stegelmann during Baselworld.
Matthias Klüh, an engineer by profession, is a watch aficionado from his earliest years. He used to live in the back yard of the building where Helmut Sinn’s atelier was located. Now you may make an educated guess on his first watch? A Sinn of course, nothing else came to his mind.
The love to Sinn and watches never died, so he grabbed the chance to become one of the key drivers to keep GUINAND alive and reinstate a well known and famous brand.
Matthias Klüh emphasized that the factory outlet will remain in its pure form.
The new office, still situated in Frankfurt-Roedelheim, not far from the SINN factory, is said to be structurally completed. Mr. Klüh is confident that the real work, including a new web site, can start in this year’s summer, hopefully June.
GUINAND will be pleased to inform everybody about the progress of building the new office, the factory outlet and the new website. Just send GUINAND an email - [email protected] -including your contact details.
What to expect ?
First and foremost GUINAND will continue with the already known portfolio of watches, especially with Flieger chronographs, the Flying Officer, the Regulator (90.06) and the “Einzeigeruhr” / One hand watch (31.HS-50).
Matthias Klüh and Petra Stegelmann had some of GUINAND’s beauties with them to show.
Cases, movements (ETA/Valjoux 7750, Unitas and even some of the legendary Büren movements) as well as a lot of other parts are still in stock. To start production is not a problem though. However, the building has to be ready in time!
Anything else in the pipeline ?
The answer to this question is yes. Matthias Klüh already has a “view” of what will happen in the future but his current efforts are concentrated on getting GUINAND back on track as soon as possible and after that there will be time for new projects. What Matthias already has in mind is promising, interesting and challenging but at the moment that’ll have to do. It would be unfair to be more specific on new projects since the atelier the work needs to be done is not ready.
So take this report and its pics as a teaser.
If you are interested in what GUINAND will be about in the future please feel free to visit www.guinand-uhren.de to check if there is any progress.