keeranj keeranj

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Keeran Janin  Philomath. I make watches for a living, from Brunei, half Irish, live in Singapore & always on some kind of adventure. πŸ“πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­πŸ‡§πŸ‡³πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­

Last moment before this young bachelor became a married man! My little brother @liamsnewaccount ties the knot with the lovely @jonatay - court registration today and the big reception next month. Congratulations on taking this massive step in life!

Caught up with high school friends today @ginaqp and long lost @theawkwardblog who's in Singapore today haven't seen her in so long. Fun fact: we first met on IRC #brunei her nick was @poptart I was something like @pepelepew #jiscafe #sas #bruneirocks #irc #bsb

Happy Birthday Brunei! Miss you and your blue skies. See you soon! 😘 #nationalday #brunei #33 #independence

Dozens of iterations and prototypes to get the signature look perfect. We prototype using CNC milling, 3D printing and hand-finishing. Prototypes are actually made from brass (which is much faster and cheaper to machine) that is then electroplated to get the 'look' of the desired production metal. This particular example was a titanium prototype which we plated using a metal called Ruthenium to get the cool gray look - if you look closely at the drill points on the lugs you can see the brass underneath as the electroplating is only a few microns (1/1000th of a mm) thick.

One from @vauchermanufacture ... Can you name the part in the photo? (or better yet, for real eagle eyed watch fans - what watches do they belong to? 😁) Love watching how watches - inorganic things - can come to life, piece by piece, second by second. #watchmaker #manufacture #cnc #movement #automatic #swissmade #prototyping #skeleton #ingoodcompany #ambition #switzerland #journey #tbt

Traveling through the valley, there's always a drinking fountain nearby with clean fresh water for free. Almost like having Evian on tap. Well that's what I tell myself - I'm probably drinking someone's p*ss πŸ˜‚πŸ€’But it's Swiss, so it's good p*ss! Cheers! πŸ₯‚ #trump #fresh

Attention to detail. When it comes to bringing designs to life, the process is an intense, involving, frustrating, tiring and almost endless cycle of iterations. Everything has to be perfect, from the angle and gradients of chamfers to the precise radius of curved planes, it has to be perfect. I'm obsessive about these things to the point it irritates the people around me 😞 In this photo I'm with our engineering team going over what must be version 10 or 12 of just our first model! #watchdesigner #watchmaker #jewelrydesigner @avantist.ch #engineering πŸ“· @zacman

So I designed one with a diamond bezel since being made of gold sometimes isn't enough and some people do like to add a little sparkle into their lives 😁 .. UPDATE: Not enough diamonds Keeran! Can we make 'diamond diamond everything'? - if you can dream it, we can do it! πŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’Ž @avantist.ch #watchmaker #watchdesigner #jewelrydesigner #swissmade #watchesofinstagram #customerservice #topclient

Wow factor. The Martina Navratilova 30th Anniversary Edition. Only 30 pieces. Made of gold, steel and history. #watchmaker #watchdesigner #historyinthemaking #motherofpearl #diamond @avantist.ch

Using CΓ΄tes de GenΓ¨ve or "Geneva Stripes" to recreate the look of freshly mown grass of Wimbledon. The stripes are a special metal brush finish that creates vertical lines that have a mesmerizing play with light. πŸŽΎπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Was a real challenge coming up with an idea to represent Wimbledon in a small engraving space. To my knowledge nobody else has ever used this effect to represent grass .. hehe I think it's kinda clever πŸ€“πŸ˜ 🌱🌱🌱

Because normal family portraits are for normal families... normal we ain't. Typical day at the Janin's circa 2010. How time flies! Sister has since added another baby girl and soon my brother is gonna add me a new sister. πŸ˜πŸ˜ƒ #family #familygoals πŸ“·: @devinkhophotography

You don't have to be loud to be heard. London terrace houses reflected in the domed sapphire crystal of our first model the 'Grand Slam' ... I like clean classic lines, and the challenge of conveying a story worthy of a novel, in nothing but a glance. So proud to see this come to life... the first of many to come #watchmaker @avantist.ch #teaser #domedsapphire #littledetails