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.
Minimalistic. Sleek. Simple. All words that could be used to describe the new style trend which is taking horology by storm. Following the minimalism fashion movement, many luxury watchmakers now find themselves forsaking highly complicated timepieces and returning to simple, elegant designs.