Recommended Reading: The Telegraph's James Gurney On Who Designs Your Watch (And Why You Often Don't Know)
And yet, as a rule watch originators stay unknown. Each watch is, obviously planned, and planned by someone, but, generally, we have no clue about who planned a watch when we take a gander at it, and in addition to the fact that that is fine with most brands, it’s really the manner in which they lean toward it. Furthermore, it’s not simply watch plans, it’s watchmakers also – you may have the best horological slashes since Abraham Louis Breguet, however numerous brands would much rather no one at any point knew who you are.
This $3.7 million Daytona was planned by somebody.
A rather emotional illustration of this information hole is the Paul Newman Daytona – who planned it? A superior adored plan is difficult to consider (in any event, if the devotion with which authorities gobble them up is any sign) but, not exclusively do we not realize who planned it, we’re most likely never going to realize who planned it.
In a new distributed story for GQ UK, the Telegraph’s watch master (and author of Salon QP) James Gurney takes a top to bottom gander at exactly who we know planned what – and why it is that such countless brands actually make each conceivable move to ensure their watch creators stay out of the spotlight. He additionally talks about why the pattern is beginning to change. Look at his story at GQ UK online (and a cap tip to community part henry1 for bringing up the story in the comments ).