GENUS Watch in Blued Damascene Titanium

A very rare material – and a First in watchmaking is used for this award winning timepiece by GENUS.

The centuries-old metalworking technique

is listed in the Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage in France.


Bespoke colours, artistic freedom and contrasts:

A broad range of creative possibilities with infinite aesthetic variations

in close concert with the client!



The centuries-old metalworking technique is listed in the Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage in France


Bespoke colours, artistic freedom and contrasts:

A broad range of creative possibilities with infinite aesthetic variations in close concert with the client!



The Damascus metalworking technique dates back to 900 CE in the region of Damascus, Syria, and traditionally uses steel and iron. This ancient savoir-faire involves melting and folding the metal over and over so that when it is cut, it reveals this mesmerizing pattern of waves. It has historically been used for making swords and daggers as it is both resistant and flexible and blades in this material stay sharper longer.

Sebastien Billieres


After introducing a new way of looking at and telling time with orbital hours and minutes, which garnered the Mechanical Exception Prize at 2019 edition of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG), GENUS has continued to push the boundaries of the world of metalsmithing.


The GENUS GNS1.2 TD is carved from a block of Blued Damascene Titanium, the work of expert metalsmithing. It is true artisanship, the domain of only the best metalsmiths. Thus, the complex representation of time in flux that is The hues obtained through blueing-by-hand over an open flame are unique to each watch. Each part of the GNS1.2 TD’s casing is cut at an angle to achieve a different, unique appearance. Here, the intimate relationship between GENUS and the client again comes into play. Indeed, the future owner is invited to attend the ‘damascene revelation’ by open flame at the GENUS workshop in Geneva and will be able to intervene directly in the colouring as well as decide on a particular surface finish: matte, satin or polished.