The young man from Geneva watchmaker, Rexhep Rexhepi, exposes his hours in luxury objects capitals worldwide. Albinfo.ch was in his enterprise, into premises in Geneva.
Once I arrived at the new facility large and quiet “Akrivia” in Geneva, founder Rexhep Rexhepi immediately presents his associates. In the first age of the team to create more impression that you are in a start up web. But once performed presentations, soon realise that we are dealing with a specialised team and that if we calculate the experience of the three together, it made thirty years of experience. The founder himself has dedicated more than half his life passion for hours. At age 14 he began his profession in the prestigious firm “Patek Pilippe”. But his meeting with his interest in clocks and had begun much earlier and far Switzerland.
Rexhepi says: “My first encounter with a Swiss watch happened in Kosovo, it was my father’s time. I remember it was a Tissot. At that time my father was working in Switzerland and visit us only during the holidays. Every time I take his watch and hear its tick-tock. Several times I tried to open, but I could not. In fact, the only time I was able to strum, “says he albinfo.ch.
The father brings on the act becomes watchmaker
In 1998, war broke out in Kosovo and father decided to bring his family in Switzerland. Rexhepi, then 12-year-old school system adapts quickly to Geneva and gets good results. To the disappointment of his father, who ordained him into a career lawyer, Rexhepi decided to make a trade for watchmaker. He had encouraged a neighbour of his, active in the profession and a friend, who was already trained. His father did not understand such a choice, but the guy put on the act and was forced to accept. His son was admitted to the signature of hours of the most prestigious in the world, an opportunity that I could not lose.
Two years later, Rexhepi, located in the section of quality control, sees pass into the hands of his so-called hours Tourbillon, produced by Patek Phillipe. There arises the idea, while it remains frozen and admirers during 45 minutes, there arises the idea that one day he would have such an hour.
Supplier company “Hublot”
After ending his training in Patek Philippe, Rexhepi sit still two years in the factory before deciding to experience other professional experience. He arrives at BNB Concept, a subcontractor and supplier company Hublot hours. After a year at the age of 21, he becomes head the team, becoming responsible for delivering products that meet the required quality, management, training of his team and responsible products with defects.
After 3 years with BNB Concept, he goes to the house manufacturing François Paul Journet, another name for high quality hours, where after two years of service finally decided it was time to start something yourself. At age 25 he made his mark “Akrivia” which in ancient Greek means “precision”. Albinfo.ch watchmaker explains: “I have taken this step because I wanted to Create hour, without being limited as employees.”
As for his name and origin, before entering into this field, Rexhepi agrees that feared prejudices. But, ultimately, it is the person that counts, but the hour it produces, regardless of who makes it. Rexhepi reminds us that Antoni Patek and Adrien Phillip, founder of Patek Phillip, were second foreign origin and today no one puts their mind.
His models, Dubai and Tokyo
With four models, the brand is already exposed in luxury capitals, including Dubai and Tokyo. Also in 2015, the “Tourbillon chiming Jump Hour” was selected for the Grand Prix d’HORLOGERIE de Genève in Katogirnë “Sonnerie”. On the website about the event this time be described as an execution carried out thanks to a technical and aesthetic truth.
Indeed, technical perfection and aesthetic are two elements that Rexhepi takes heart. He explains that over time, due to cost, fine details tend to disappear. He, who burned the stages in his career, it never hesitates whenever it comes to creating an hour. A more complete example of the founder explains this: “Currently, Sandy, for two or three minutes the work can be performed. However, we continue to use the traditional method, which only four to eight hours allows achieving the desired outcome, one thing that will distinguish our o’clock in the eye of a collector. “Another feature of our brand is the symmetry of models, something that remains rare in the market.
The next step for” Akrivia “is the production of a new model simple (hours, minutes, seconds).
A special production limited to ten pieces, earning one of which will be donated to a charity association. As for the future of the company, Mr. Rexhepi says it wants to retain a small structure. His younger brother, Cevdet Rexhepi, who has just finished the trade, joined the team. The young entrepreneur claims he wants to maintain a family atmosphere. With his trademark at age 25. At age 25 he made his mark “Akrivia”, which in ancient Greek means “precision”. Watchmaker explains: “I have taken this step because I wanted to Create hour, without being limited to employees”. As for the origin of his name and, before entering into this field, Rexhepi agrees that the feared prejudice. But, ultimately, it is the person that counts, but the hour it produces, regardless of who makes it. Rexhepi reminds us that Antoni Patek and Adrien Phillip, founder of Patek Phillip, were second foreign origin and today no one puts their mind.