From choosing and cutting the hides to stitching and folding the edges, a top quality watch strap is still crafted entirely by hand. Meet this skilled professional in an extract from the "Masters of Haute Horlogerie" DVD on the different métiers d'art.
He is the artist and craftsman behind the Pushkin android, which "composes" and pens poems it then illustrates with a drawing. François Junod uses a combination of imagination and technical expertise to produce the most extraordinarily engineered automatons. We met him at his studio in Sainte-Croix, Switzerland.
The Reverso à Eclipse lends its instantly recognisable form to the enameller's brush in this vibrant tribute to the Dutch impressionist. A limited edition of four pieces and a masterpiece which can be admired at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
Running requires little more than a decent pair of trainers, although a shedload of motivation and Gonna Fly Now in your headphones can help. Before setting out to pound the streets like Rocky Balboa on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, take a look at this selection of chronos.
Since beginning its life in the British Ministry of Defense in 1973, the NATO strap has hardly changed in terms of design aesthetics. However, it has now established itself as more than just military attire as it is now deemed to be a trendy way to wear your timepiece.