Infusing Architecture Into Fine Watches

Architectural Wrist Sculptures

Architectural approach to watchmaking

The brand Holthinrichs Watches was launched in 2016 as the brainchild of architect turned watchmaker Michiel Holthinrichs. During his studies in Delft, he developed a strong interest in watches and watchmaking and decided to dedicate his life to watchmaking and watch design.

After many years of pioneering new 3D metal printing technologies, Michiel established a strong and recognizable sculptural design language in which a modernist architectural approach is combined with classical watchmaking.

Today, Holthinrichs Watches consists of a highly skilled team creating wearable art. The brand is known for its sculptural designs, heavy textural plays, materialistic expression, and meticulously crafted manual finishing.

Booth No: 6

Michiel Holthinrichs

“Ornamentation is all about detailing personal expression and displaying sophistication.”

The brand Holthinrichs Watches is the brainchild of Michiel Holthinrichs. Being a son of an artist and an automotive engineer, Michiel grew up in an inspiring reality of art and classic cars which inevitably stimulated a strong imagination and a passion for design, technique and craftsmanship. By drawing and sketching he became intrigued by the power of lines, proportions and perspective.

Michiel went to study at faculty of Architecture of the Delft University of Technology where he improved his abilities in technical design. In practice he worked on the renovation of several national heritages, and became a specialist in the transformation of historical structures. But it was really during his stay in Paris where he became heavily influenced by the sense of style, craftsmanship and the level of detail he found in historical examples from Art-Nouveau and Art-Deco which led him towards the love for the smaller things around us.

In the meticulous search for perfection on the small scale that followed, he discovered that he could find all aspects of architecture he loved in the world of fine watches, and watchmaking became somewhat of an obsession. He found himself servicing and selling vintage pieces already during his studies to learn about all aspects of the craft, to help fund his way through University and eventually to realize his dream to use his architectural background to create his own designs and build a brand.

His dream and objective is to create incredibly beautiful and meaningful timepieces as objects of art. Not just any art, but intelligently designed architectural wrist sculptures that integrate on all levels.


18th - 21st October 2023

Hotel Equarius Ballroom, Resorts World Sentosa,

8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269

Free Admission for the public

12pm - 8pm daily


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