In Honor Of Independence Day, We Look Back At The Best Coverage Of Independent Watchmaking On

A Private Tour Of The Laurent Ferrier Workshop, From Laurent Ferrier Himself

Located in the town of Vernier, Switzerland, the Laurent Ferrier workshop lives in a changed over single-family home. There is totally zero signage from the street, and it is encircled by typical, regular offices like banks and laundromats. One would have definitely no clue about that the absolute best watches on the planet are being made right nearby. It is just as you approach the entryway that you see you are going to enter the workshop of Laurent Ferrier, home to the world’s most delightful programmed development, the Best Men’s Watch of 2010 – the Galet Square – and what some have called the most commonsense travel time at any point constructed. Among other things…

To see Laurent Ferrier’s workshop, alongside HODINKEE originator and story creator Ben Clymer, click here .

That Time We Sat Down With Philippe Dufour

Philippe Dufour started his profession in watches not by decision or in view of an adoration for mechanics. His teachers revealed to him that while he had talented hands, he didn’t have the degree of comprehension of math to be anything other than a watchmaker. Good for us. Today, Dufour is considered by numerous individuals to be the best living watchmaker, entirely uninterested with building a brand. He assembles watches the manner in which he accepts they ought to be made, by hand and each on direct commission.

For our full gathering with the incredible Philippe Dufour (part of our always mainstream arrangement, The Road To Basel ) click here . 

Involved With The George Daniels 35th Anniversary Co-Axial, Potentially The Most Collectible Watch Of The Century

Roger W. Smith’s George Daniels 35th Anniversary Co-Axial.

Roger W. Smith is viewed as probably the best watchmaker on the planet, making less than 20 pieces every year, completely by hand on the Isle of Man. He’s likewise only quite a decent person. We’ve known him for a long time, during which he’s contributed an unquestionable requirement read article on the territory of British watchmaking, shared his fondness for vintage Omega chronographs , and given us selective admittance to probably the most foreseen watches of the 21st century, including the George Daniels 35th Anniversary Co-Axial wristwatch.

We went involved story with this uncommon watch here . 

A Behind The Scenes Look At How François-Paul Journe's Most Complicated Watch Is Made

Visiting Journe’s central command is truly something exceptionally unique – particularly when seeing the assembling’s most complicated wristwatch is on the daily agenda of the day. To have the option to see the Grande Sonnerie gongs being cut from the earliest starting point is a significant sight – particularly when you consider that not exactly a modest bunch of these watches are made every year. The day we were there to film, they slice enough gongs to last them for in excess of a couple of years of Sonnerie Souveraines.

For the first story, click here . 

Active Kari Voutilainen's Unique Platinum GMT-6 And Burgundy Dial Vingt-8

Kari Voutilainen’s Burgundy Dial Vingt-8.

For Voutilainen authorities, a lot of the worth and interest of his watches is in the developments. They’re done to a far better quality than is by and large accessible in arrangement delivered, commercial watches. His latest work, an interesting platinum GMT-6 and a Burgundy dial Vingt-8 divulged during SIHH 2016, are the same. In any case, the striking beautifying themes on their dials feature the assortment of Voutilainen’s talent. 

For the first story, click here .