The
Watchmaker

Aaron Becsei

Watchmaker, Watch restorer, Mechanical Engineer

Aaron Becsei is the youngest member of a three-generation watchmaker family.

From a very early age, he had been exposed to fine mechanical clocks and watches, as he was helping out his father and grandfather in performing repair work and restoration. Both of them are greatly respected names in the Hungarian scene of vintage watch collecting, having been the go-to repairmen for collectors of high-end, fine watches and clocks.

As no watch manufacturing in the traditional sense of the word had been practiced in Hungary for over a century, Aaron also started out by doing repair work.

 

He however, unlike his father and grandfather, soon felt motivated to create something very new and of his own, and so he went to learn watchmaking and CAD/CAM engineering in the hopes that this formal education would allow him to realize his plans and dreams.

As early as 2000, Aaron had been working on some of his first movement designs, it was in 2005 that Aaron graduated with honors from the Chamber of Engineering in Budapest in CAD/CAM programming.

At last, with the experience he gained through restoring fine watches and clocks and the knowledge he acquired through attending university, he was ready to start designing his first highly complicated watches and clocks.

AT BASELWORLD 2005, he exhibited his first two clocks, the Miniature Double Pendule Zappler which is the size of a 1 euro coin and is fully mechanical, as well as the Tourbillon No.1. clock, an exquisite travel clock that was so impressive that Aaron had been elected as the youngest member of the AHCI, the renown academy of the world’s absolute best independent watchmakers.

 

IN 2008, AARON HAS PRESENTED HIS FIRST WRISTWATCH, the Primus Triple-Axis Tourbillon – an exquisite timepiece that not only featured Aaron’s proprietary triple-axis tourbillon design, but was also manufactured and assembled completely and solely by himself.

TODAY, Aaron offers three models but only unique pieces, and manufactures less than 8 movements a year.

Aaron designs all components himself, and the only parts that he receives in a raw, non-final form are the springs, the jewels, and the crystal, while the engravings are performed by a master-engraver in Hungary.

EVERY BEXEI WATCH IS A UNIQUE TIMEPIECE MADE EXCLUSIVELY FOR AND WITH THE CUSTOMER, down to the finest details, including all engraving, the entire color scheme of the watch and the movement, as well as the materials used for the movement, dial, case and strap.

All components with the aforementioned exclusions are unique to Aaron and are crafted in his workshop in Budapest, Hungary.

Visit This Page to discover how this incredible feat is possible.

 

AARON BECSEI's proffesional path

 

1979 Aaron Becsei was born in Budapest and is the 3rd generation of a watchmaker dynasty. He grew up surrounded by watches.
1998 - 2000 After secondary school he did his formal education at the Budapesti Szolgaltato és Kezmuvesipari Szakkepzo School where he graduated from the Watchmakers program.
2000 - In order to develop himself as a watchmaker and to get the necessary practical experiences he started to work on watch repairs with his father.
2001 To have a deeper engineering knowledge he went to the School of Technical Sciences of Budapest in the faculty of CAD/CAM design.
2003 - 2005 In 2003 he finished his first clock: the Miniature Double Pendule Zappler. It was fully his design and made by hand. In the following year his first Tourbillon clock was finished: the clock has a calendar, moon phase, wind up indicator, thermometer and a world time function.
2005 Aaron Becsei's graduation thesis paper on his Tourbillon clock was honored by the Chamber of Engineering in Budapest.
2005. April At the Baselworld show in 2007 Aaron exhibited his Tourbillon No.1 clock and Miniature Zappler clock at the AHCI booth as a candidate.
2008 The first Bexei wristwatch was completed: PRIMUS, the first BEXEI tourbillon wrist watch with an extremely complicated and unique movement. The tri-axial tourbillon PRIMUS wristwatch was presented at Baselworld 2008.
2009. January Aaron Becsei's timepieces were presented in Japan at the first International Tokyo Watch Fair.
2009. April The Tourbillon No.2. carriage clock was presented at Baselworld 2009. Aaron Becsei was elected a member of the AHCI.
2011. March At Baselworld Aaron Becsei presents one model of his new wristwatch collection: the Bexei Dignitas Power Reserve.
2011. October Exhibition of Aaron Becsei's timepieces first time in China: AHCI China Tour in Beijing - Shanghai (Top Marques Luxury Show) - Hong-Kong.
2012, April 26th Aaron Becsei's Tourbillon No1. table clock is awarded as the "Masterpiece of Hungarian Craft 2012".
January 2015. Aaron Becsei was awarded the Special Price of the Hungarian National Bank at the Gala Night of Exemplars of Young Entrepreneurs of the year 2014.
June 2015. Exhibition at LA CHAUX DE FONDS Watchmaking Museum
2016 Aaron has started to train two passionate young employees.
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