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1976: Paul Gerber opened a watch and jewellery shop 1977: Creation of a miniature wall clock A member of the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants (AHCI) since 1989, Paul Gerber was awarded the Prix Gaïa in 2007 in the Craftsmanship-Creation category. He expresses the vast scope of his talent by transforming and adapting existing calibres, and in the creation of new movements. In 2010 he adapted a gold triple-rotor winding system to an ETA 2824 base. Prior to this, he incorporated what was then the smallest flying tourbillon into a grande complication calibre made in 1892 by Louis-Elysée Piguet. Several functions had already been added to this calibre in 1992 by Franck Muller. As for his own movements, Calibre 33 is fitted with his proprietary Paul Gerber Escapement which features a double co-axial escape wheel and a lever with three pallets to separate locking and impulse functions. This calibre also has a spherical moon phase that is accurate for 128 years. The movement is named after the 33° angle of the Côtes de Genève decoration. Born in 1950, Paul Gerber moved to Zurich in 1970 after qualifying as a watchmaker-repairer. A year after opening his own watch and jewellery shop in 1976, he made his first ever timepiece, a miniature wall clock. Another clock, which he made in 1989, entered the Guinness Book of Records as the world's smallest wooden clock.

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