Vianney Halter was born in Suresnes, a commune in the western suburbs of Paris in 1963. At the age of 14 he set his mind on deepening his knowledge of mechanics, took the train to the capital and enrolled himself at the Ecole Horlogère de Paris (Paris Watchmaking School). After graduating in 1980, Vianney Halter spent the first 10 years of his professional life restoring antique horological items and broadening his knowledge. By 1994, he was independently producing complicated timepieces for famous brands such as Harry Winston, Breguet and Audemars Piguet.
In 1998, he presented the first model under his own brand name, the Antiqua Perpetual Calendar, at the Basel Fair. With its industrial, steampunk aesthetic and ingenious movement construction, the watch immediately created a stir in the collecting community. His fame has only grown in leaps and bounds since then.
In the following years, Vianney Halter created 10 different wristwatch models. In 2013 he unveiled the Deep Space Tourbillon, a futuristic three-axis tourbillon under a crystal dome. Halter has cited literature, especially the work of Jules Verne, as a source of creative inspiration. An early member of the AHCI (Academie Horlogeres des Createurs Independants), Halter won the Meilleur Horloger-Concepteur at the 2011 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG).