Akrivia - watches & reviews
AKRIVIA was founded in 2012 by Rexhep Rexhepi, who was born far from Geneva but has spent a lifetime steeped in its watchmaking culture. He moved to Switzerland as a 12-year-old from his birthplace of Kosovo, and soon after arriving embarked on an apprenticeship at Patek Philippe - aged just 15. The experience at the venerable Geneva manufacture gave Rexhep an insight into the grand history of haute horlogerie in Switzerland, and a realisation of his destiny: pursuit of horology at the highest level. He then spent a few years at F.P. Journe before establishing Akrivia to realise his vision of watchmaking. In 2018, Rexhep accomplished what he had first set out to do – seamlessly blend the past and future of Swiss watchmaking – with Chronomètre Contemporain, which won the Men’s Watch Prize at the 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.