A child of La Vallée de Joux and father of the legendary Simplicity, Philippe Dufour is considered a superstar by collectors the world over. Trails of pipe smoke, the gentle churning of antique machines, and scrupulous hand-finishing constitute the well-oiled mechanics of the master watchmaker's days. We met him at his workshop, on the ground floor of the old schoolhouse in Le Solliat.
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