Chapter VI

The Champion

For the love of the game

The Champion is a wonder of Swiss-made watchmaking craftsmanship encased in a geodesic sphere, the iconic shape of the football – created from the rarest combination of materials and artisanal mastery. The Champion is a stunning work of interior art – as refreshingly playful as it is fascinatingly intricate.

Collection pieces

The Champion

A watchmaking marvel as interior art, totally unexpected and yet long-awaited.


This 205-component mechanical manufacture movement was imagined and designed entirely in-house – 100% Swiss Made from idea to construction to finishing, Caliber ONE was bespoke-developed and engineered specifically for integration into the geodesic sphere created for The Champion concept.

The time, told in jumping hours and trailing minutes, is read from two discs at 6 o’clock. The clockwork, self-adjusting with a play compensation system, is manually set and wound with a square key winder. The power reserve is 155 hours. The layered depth brings out the caliber’s centerpiece, the screw balance wheel framed by elegant hand-beveled and dynamic bridges.


Time is displayed with two rotating discs, one for the hours, the other for the minutes. The power reserve of seven days is sufficient to make winding a welcome excuse for playtime. The tempered glass allows a splendid view of the mechanism; it also serves as miniature football pitch. The goal, players and penalty kick mechanism are 3D-printed in grade 3 titanium, combining joyful simplicity with robustness. The Champion offers a constant interplay of history and high-tech in the world of watchmaking.

Nomination at the Grand Prix de l'Horlogerie de Genève 2023

The Unnamed Society's masterpiece, The Champion Macassar, takes the spotlight as a finalist in the Mechanical Clock category at this year's GPHG. Crafted with precision and a touch of playfulness, this 100% Swiss Made Haute Horlogerie concept conceals a horological surprise within its visually striking geodesic sphere, mirroring an official football.
A timeless work of art. An ode to The Beautiful Game.
Meet The Champion, where Haute Horlogerie meets the heart of football.

The mechanism for opening the sphere, a feat of engineering, was developed specifically with this object in mind. At the soft press of a button, the hinged upper hemisphere silently and smoothly rises, actioned by two gas-filled cylinders concealed in the base, to clear the way for both easy player access and a full view of the wonders within.

The base upon which The Champion rests, as well, is the product of purpose-driven thought and engineering: 3D-printed, it is sheathed in nubuck leather, with an ethereal, dynamic shape that conveys speed and weightlessness. The quality of finish is all the more superb considering the object’s dimensions.

More than a year in the making

The Unnamed Society is particularly proud to count as its members and to salute: Emmanuel Bouchet, who together with his team at Maclef, was instrumental in developing and perfecting the Haute Horlogerie clockwork mechanism; Aurélien Bouchet and ABConcept who solved the many challenges that stood in the way of the perfection; and Cedric Vichard, Master Cabinetmaker who worked his magic with the marquetry and skin-clad elements.


This remarkable timepiece not only captures the essence of timeless elegance but also showcases the meticulous artistry of sheathing leather. Through the meticulous process of bonding fine leather onto the clock’s surface, we have created a striking fusion of sophistication and functionality. The luxurious leather sheathing not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of the clock but also adds a touch of refined luxury to any environment.


MACLEF sàrl, founded in 2013 by master watchmaker Emmanuel Bouchet, is located in the charming village of Les Bayards in the canton of Neuchâtel. Their primary mission is to assist ambitious watch companies in developing, industrializing, and producing their projects. Emmanuel Bouchet, esteemed for his expertise and values, has pioneered innovative horological advancements for renowned clients and leading watch groups.

AB Concept

Based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, the ABConcept factory offers fully integrated manufacturing capabilities, enabling them to complete projects in-house. Since 2003, their experienced team of 20 qualified professionals, skilled in 14 different fields, has been dedicated to manufacturing watch components. Additionally, their expertise extends to jewelry, micromechanics, automotive, and aviation. Their passion lies in designing, constructing, and producing watch components.


Chapter IV

The Jim Bowie Collection

Chapter V

Winchester, reimagined