During our visit of the (mainly microbrand) watch exhibition Aurochronos 2019 in Lodz, Poland, we had the pleasure of meeting Mia and Wilfried of FineWatchesBerlin.
FineWatchesBerlin is a young family owned microbrand from the capital of Germany by Mia Phyllis Liefer and Wilfried Liefer, daughter and father, born 1987 and 1957: Created out of love for Berlin and out of love for the moment, every watch we make is an homage to Berlin. The names of the watch series evoke the city’s special places, locations, personalities and events.
“These are all good reasons to fulfill a dream of mine, together with my daughter. Almost 30 years ago, I was seized by the idea of creating my own line of watches and having them manufactured. Sometimes things need time. After a few self-imposed private and professional realignments over the years, by 2017 the time had come. Everything was in place for me to fulfill this old dream together with my daughter.” – Wilfried Liefer
TEUFELSBERG White #2
The model TEUFELSBERG is the beginning, named after an about 120 meters high, man-made hill on which U.S. listening station was stationed during the Cold War. Future product lines will extend these ideas.
The TEUFELSBERG White #2 is a very refreshing asymmetrical dial design, with a certain German touch. This model has an enamel-white dial and polished blue numerals and markers, which gives the watch a maritime and light impression. The signal red second hand stands out above the deeper, white sub-second dial and the green luminous material inlays and markers of give the watch a great play of colors.
Nevertheless, it maintains a balanced and simple design. With its size of 40.5 mm diameter it has a comfortable position on the wrist and offers great readability. The watch comes with a brown handcrafted leather strap. A black leather strap is also included. With a great versatility and lug width of 20 mm it fits most of our WB Original straps.
The modified Japanese Miyota cal. 8218 automatic movement with 21 jewels, 21600 oscillations and a power reserve of 42 hours also has an engraved rotor and blue movement screws. It’s a pleasure to look at through the sapphire crystal case back.
VALENTINA Blue – Limited to 100 pieces
The model VALENTINA Blue is identical to the TEUFELSBERG but has an intensive matte blue dial which draws attention and is a charity model. Its markers, numerals and hands are silver and polished. A striking element is the silver edge on the sub-second dial. A luminous material is integrated into the hands and point-indices. A red circular line is framing the small second and the whole dial. The watch comes with a complimenting handcrafted blue leather strap with red stitching and a second, red leather strap is also included. This model is limited to 100 pieces.
Buying this model, you support the the Valentina Stiftung. It is a new foundation that aims to offer critically and terminally ill children as high a quality of life as possible right up until the end. Our activities are effective and sustainable: together with the mobile children’s palliative care team PalliKJUR from the Universitätsklinik Ulm, we’re building new and important structures in the region in order to provide terminally ill children with home-based intensive and palliative care until the end of their lives.