Ancestrale – David Yurman’s bespoke Cognac inspired timepieces

Ancestrale – David Yurman’s bespoke timepieces inspired by the authentic spirit of Cognac

In the world of cognac, “ancestrale” is a rare and refined cognac. In the world of David Yurman, ANCESTRALE is the embodiment of Haute Horlogerie. Cognac marries history with heritage, artistry with precision. And there is one Cognac that stands out amongst all others: “Ancestrale,” a very rare, exceptional, and highly coveted blend renowned for its finesse and rich complexity, a Cognac that is passed down from one generation to the next.

Evan Yurman, Design Director of Men’s Jewelry and Timepieces at David Yurman, noted the similarities between the techniques employed by the vintners of Cognac, France and the fabled watchmakers of Vallee de Joux, Switzerland. 

During a trip to France, he encountered an exceptional barrel of Ancestrale Cognac distilled in 1923. It was this barrel that ignited his passion and inspired his creation: The ultra-exclusive, limited-edition Ancestrale Timepiece Collection.

The David Yurman Ancestrale Collection showcases David Yurman’s exceptional Swiss craftsmanship with three movements: the Tourbillon, the Jumping Hours and the Small Seconds

And like this fabled Cognac, the exceptional Ancestrale Collection timepieces combine the organic and the mechanical to create something striking and powerful. Both reflect a life well lived, one that is meant to be enjoyed, savored and passed on to future generations.