Rexhep Rexhepi – Crossing the Threshold

06 May 2020

Rexhep Rexhepi – Crossing the Threshold

“What’s amazing is the thought that we started from an idea, we started to draw it, we constructed it and we decorated it. We did all the tests that needed to be done and we started to assemble everything. And now, the ticking starts. It’s the birth of something extraordinary. We feel fulfilled. We took part in a creation that tells the time. We put in all the energy and worked month after month and at the end, there’s a release. All that work served a purpose.”

This is Rexhep Rexhepi’s Life Story.

After fleeing Kosovo and taking refuge in Switzerland, there was only one thing the young Rexhep Rexhepi wanted to do. Make watches. Two decades on, Rexhep Rexhepi is a household name in the world of watchmaking – having earned the respect of his peers and adulation from the global watch collecting community.

Over two months, The Hour Glass has premiered a series of short films on nine of the world’s leading contemporary artists and independent watchmakers. Featuring: Maximilian Büsser (MB&F), Sir David Adjaye OBE RA (Adjaye Associates), Rexhep Rexhepi (Akrivia), Daniel Arsham, Wieki Somers (Studio Wieki Somers), Roger W. Smith, Marc Newson, Oki Sato (nendo), Felix Baumgartner & Martin Frei (URWERK). Commissioned by The Hour Glass, these portraits profile the journey of these cultural wunderkinds and document their dedication to their craft.

  • Production: Colonel
  • Director: Greenwood
  • Cinematographer: Fabrice Parent
  • Camera Assistant: Jesper Rey
  • Sound: Lucas Colle
  • Edit: Frederik Vandewalle
  • Sound edit: Gregory Caron
  • Grading: Kene Illegems

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