GERMAN’S WATCHMAKING INDUSTRY DURING CHRISTOF TRIER’S TIME
German Watchmaker: Christof Trier
Christof Trier is a hardworking and dedicated German entrepreneur. He is talented and considered one of the most innovative men in the world. He spent most of his lifetime in Munich, Germany where he first crafted his creations. The city is a major center of art, advanced technologies, business, and innovation where great opportunities are possible for every hardworking and eager individual like himself.
Christof Trier wanted people around the world to have access to beautiful pieces of jewelry. Because of his creativity and brilliant ideas, he made this desire became his mission.
German watchmaking industry is at its peak during his time before World War II sets in and among the most productive watch manufacturers are from Pforzheim and Glashütte. Inspired by Pforzheim and Glashütte’s quality watchmaking, he decided to start his mission and create his own line of unique watches. Each of his creation has its own story and most of them are his very own history. All of his creations are equipped with precise engineering and purpose-built or functional design.
During his time, these two cities produce exquisite timepieces with Swiss movements and German-made cases, but the war, taking hold in Germany, lead the manufacturing of watches to shut down. Wristwatch production was stifled and the facilities were re-purposed to produce fuses for artillery rounds and torpedoes and other NAZI weaponry.
It is no surprise that the war has greatly affected the watchmaking industry of Germany, but before it totally cripple the city, Christof Trier has already accomplished his mission and goal – that is to create exquisite pieces of jewelry. Despite the effect of the war in terms of financial and physical infrastructure, the always positive thinking Christof Trier continues to inspire and create timepieces equipped with superb engineering and craftsmanship. His collection of contributions to watchmaking industry is so massive because he believes that sharing great ideas with others allow the growth of individual that will live forever.
This brilliant wise man created his beautifully crafted watches using Swiss movement with impeccable quality, aesthetic prowess, and technical innovation. Today,most of the famous brands also use Swiss movement on their high-value creation. Christof Trier never runs out of idea and keeps on developing and improving his work of art.
Although he has lack of university degree, he is full of enthusiasm and always eager to learn and not afraid to learn something new. The people who worked closely to Christof Trier says he lives in the life quote shared to him by his long-time friend Enzo Ferrari:
THINK AS A WINNER AND ACT AS A WINNER. YOU’LL BE QUITE LIKELY TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOAL.
This life quote serves as a guide for him to always give his best, never make a mistake, and to always win in whatever situation he encounters.
Like other entrepreneurs who has a desire to start a business, Christof Trier has encountered many trials and failures before he found a partner in opening his first ever luxury jewelry shop.
On the day of his store opening, he only promised a cup of coffee and home-made bun to attract prospective customers to view his collection. To his surprise, the event was a success and hundreds of people came to witness his presentation. The store’s opening day and first ever presentation of his collection were a great success.
In 1976, four years after his move from Munich to Frankfurt, he became ill and never recovered. Sadly, because he was never married, there were no children to carry on his legacy, but everyone who truly knows Christof Trier says that his legacy will never die.