Watchmakers are almost magicians capable of unimaginable wonders. These master artisans, focused on the art of watchmaking, create and repair our loved watches. Their craftsmanship talent is mesmerizing, and it is surprising how their hands can craft such tiny pieces that compose Haute Horlogerie.
All the parts of the watches are handmade so their manufacture requires a deep knowledge of ancient techniques.While watchmakers work with watches, clockmakers do the equivalent with clocks.
The majority of contemporary watchmakers, specially from Switzerland and other European countries, work directly for the watchmaking industry and have high quality technical background and training.
Watchmaking involves assembling and dismantling, polishing and installing dials and hands. However, the watch movement is the core of the process, where genuine watchmakers come in.
Some watchmakers are independent, which means they do not work for a specific brand but directly for the manufacture company.
All watch manufacturers have as their mission to maintain the tightest possible quality control on their art pieces. Therefor in this art standards are extremely high.
In SIHH, all the best watch manufacturers in the world come together to share and discuss their latest creations, new trends and the future of the industry. Some of them, worth checking out, are:
- A lange soehne
- Audemars Piguet
- Baume et Mercie
- Girard Perregaux
- Greubel Forsey
- Mont Blanc
- Richard Mille
- Roger Dubuis
- Ulysse Nardin
- Vacheron Constantin
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