Waltz N°1 Stainless Steel Case Black Dial

168 500 kr


Waltz N°1 Stainless Steel Case Black Dial


The Waltz N°1 is the flagship model of the Austrian watch brand Carl Suchy & Söhne. The automatic wristwatch is handcrafted in Switzerland in strictly limited production series. The purist design of the Waltz N°1 is based on the timeless elegance of Viennese Modernism and therefore refrains from superfluous decorations. The color variation with a stainless steel case and a black dial has an elegant, yet sporty appeal.

The Waltz N°1 is equipped with the ultra-slim automatic movement VMF 5401 (height 2.6 mm) with gold-plated micro-rotor, resulting in a power reserve of 48 hours. The movement is hand-finished and is adorned by a beautifully done Côtes de Genève decoration.

The Waltz N°1’s 41.5mm stainless steel case smartly plays with the juxtaposition of brushed and polished surfaces and smoothly transitions to the glass and lugs. The movement is visible through the non-reflective sapphire crystal case-back.

The dial is black (ADLC coating) and divided in half by vertical and horizontal guilloché lines. At every full minute, the rotating seconds disc at 6 o’clock aligns with the pattern of the dial – for the Viennese sense of time in which the second does not count. The applied minute and hour indices are set into the dial itself and curved upward to match the slope of the rehaut.

Silk-matte black genuine leather strap with black stitching. The pattern on the inside of the bracelet was inspired by Viennese Modernism and was designed especially for Carl Suchy & Söhne. The security push buckle offers maximum comfort.

We welcome your customization wishes regarding different materials, colors, and straps. Contact us - We are happy to adapt the Waltz No1 according to your taste.


In the art nouveau-dominated Vienna of the early 20iest  century, Austrian architect Adolf Loos was amongst the first ones to reject ornamentation and give priority to proportions and volumes. He is considered one of the precursors of modern architecture and his writings were published in Le Corbusier’s journal L’Esprit Nouveau, who appreciated his «clear and original» spirit. To draw the pure lines and classic dial of the Waltz N°1, as well as its subtle guillochage, CEO Robert Punkenhofer and designer Miloš Ristin were inspired by the avant-garde and minimalist style of Adolf Loos.


The Waltz N ° 1 is equipped with the ultra-thin automatic movement VMF 5401 (Swiss Made) designed and produced by Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier. It has been modified by Zurich-based watchmaker Marc Jenni – an advocate of sober aesthetics and former member of the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants (AHCI) – to add a rotating second disc at 6 o‘clock with a striped guilloche-pattern that aligns with that of the dial once a minute.

  1. The curvature of the glass is
    carried on to the casing.
  2. The rounded and polished edging
    plays with the contrast of matt
    glazing and reflecting light.
  3. The polished lugs form a line
    parallel to the bezel and carry
    on its reflection.
  4. The curved watch-strap emerges
    from the polished lugs.
  5. The curvatures of the bottom
    and lower glass together form the
    conclusive face of the “Waltz No 1”.

Understated elegance, pure lines, and design coherence mark the Waltz N°1’s case.

The decoration is used sparingly and only emerges on second glance. Two different patterns that were developed exclusively for Carl Suchy & Söhne are found on the inside of the watch-strap. Corvette Deployant, premium-quality buckle provides comfort and style. It plays with the contrast of matt glazing and light and displays Suchy’s emblem, the double-griffins, on the inside. The watch-strap is made of high-quality silk-matt leather, refined with black seam and a pinch of colour.


The dial of the Waltz N°1 features a guilloché pattern, which is divided in half by vertical and horizontal striping. The rotating small seconds indicator, in the shape of a waltzing disc at six o’clock, is cut out of the striping and is thus aligned with the rest of the dial once per minute as it waltzes in a perfect circle. It’s a tribute to the dancing rhythm of the Viennese Waltz – and to the Viennese savoir-vivre, where not every second counts.


Visible through a sapphire crystal case back, Waltz N°1 is equipped with an adjusted self-winding mechanical VMF 5401 movement by Swiss high-end mechanical movement manufacturer Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier, featuring a “Côtes de Genève” finishing and hand-polished angles. This small extra-flat (2.6 mm) masterpiece of complexity features a decentralized gold-plated micro-rotor, allowing for the watches’ slender form, light weight, and great wearing comfort. It runs at 21,600 vibrations per hour with a 48h power reserve. It features just under 200 parts. Exhibiting exceptional craftsmanship in every respect, each Waltz N°1 is masterfully hand-assembled by watchmaker Marc Jenni.

The Waltz N°1 features a modified and hand-finished movement by Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier with decentralized gold-plated micro-rotor.


Technical information


  • Caliber 5401 by Vaucher Fleurier Manufacture
  • Winding: Automatic
  • Power-reserve – 48 hours
  • Nb of jewels – 29


  • Hours, minutes, Carl Suchy & Söhne “Waltzing Disc” at 6 o’clock


  • Dimensions – Ø 41,5 mm
  • Thickness – 9.3 mm
  • Material  – Stainless steel
  • Water-resistance – 3 bar/ 30 m
  • Back – Sapphire
  • Glass – Non-Reflecting sapphire


  • Black (ADLC)
  • Index – Rhodium plated
  • Finishing – Galvanized


  • Material – Genuine leather
  • Colour – Black
  • Circumference of the leather strap from 150 mm to 190 mm
  • Variations: Material – Alligator. Colors: – Blue (Waltz N°1 Blue Danube). Bespoke colors and materials possible.


  • Type – Folding clasp
  • Material – Stainless steel
  • Laser-Engraved Carl Suchy & Söhne icon


  • The watch comes in a high-quality velvet box and genuine leather travel case, handmade in Vienna

About Carl Suchy & Söhne


2017 the Viennese legacy watch brand returned with the „Waltz N°1“


Founded in 1822 by Austrian watch-maker Carl Suchy, the renowned watch brand counted the likes of Emperor Franz Joseph, Empress Sisi and Sig- mund Freud amongst his distinguished customers. After one century as the sole watchmaker for the Habsburg roy- alty, Carl Suchy & Söhne disappeared with the demise of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In 2017, the brand has revived.


The Viennese legacy brand returned in 2017 with an iconic model: The Waltz N°1, a watch that is inspired by Viennese Modernism and the works of architect Adolf Loos, who marked the golden age of Austrian art. The automatic timepiece features a caliber by Vaucher Manu- facture Fleurier, which is reworked by Swiss watchmaker Marc Jenni, a former member of the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants (AHCI). In 2018, the watch brand presented a skeleton version of its best-seller.


Renowned worldwide, the pompous Austrian capital’s coffeehouse culture and the illustrious balls held at the imperial courts have been the basis of the Viennese art of living since the beginning of the 20iest century. With its rotating “Waltzing Disk” in place of the second hand at 6 o’clock, the Waltz 1 and its declinations honor an époque of artistic and intellectual effervescence, in which time counted little: once a minute, its guilloche-pattern on the disc aligns with that of the dial.


1796 Carl Suchy was born in Prague, the «royal metropolis» and second cap- ital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

1812-1819  Apprentice years with famous German watchmaker Franz Lehner. Wandering years in German and Switzerland, the cradles of Euro- pean watchmaking.

1822  26 -year  old  Suchy  opens his shop in Prague. His technically advanced pendulum and wall clocks match the market-leading English and Swiss models and win countless prizes. Official sup- plier to the Imperial Court since 1835, Suchy has 35 employees and gains a good reputation well beyond the Empire.

1844 Thanks to his watches, which „exceed the highest expectations in regard to elegance and technical per- fection”, Carl Suchy is appointed the first and for many years only “Watch Purveyor to the Royal and Imperial Court”.

1849  As Suchy’s sons join the paren- tal business, „Carl Suchy & Söhne” is founded. The watches are produced in the Austrian manufactory as well as in the Swiss branch and are regularly displayed at world fairs in Paris, London and Vienna.

1863  Carl Suchy & Söhne opens a shop in the center of Vienna and holds the title of Purveyor to the Royal Courts for three generations until the decay of the Habsburg Empire in 1918.

2017  Revived by Robert Punken- hofer, an internationally renowned art and design expert, the Viennese legacy watch brands returns in 2017 to Basel with the Waltz 1, whose skeleton version is presented in Basel in 2018.


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