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From the Bench: PHILIPPE DUFOUR

From the Bench: PHILIPPE DUFOUR

One topic which comes to mind time and time again, when discussing independent watchmaking, is the hand-finishing which graces the bridges of a movement. This time-consuming process, called anglage, takes years, even decades to master and must be done by...

From the Bench: Max Busser

True originality is something of a scarce notion in the modern watch world, with copycat brands, regularly borrowing from the successes of others. One brand that can quite comfortably be described as ‘original’ is MB&F, with their weird and wonderful...

From the Bench: Roger Smith

Independent watchmaking has always been at the core of our interests here at A Collected Man. The much romanticised notion of the lone genius watchmaker, working away at mechanical excellence with nothing but his or her hands, is all too...

Highlights

From the Bench: Rexhep Rexhepi

Rexhep Rexhepi is a name in the watchmaking-world which some may be unfamiliar with, however he is fast becoming one of the break-through greats. Having started his career at the ripe-old-age of 14, he has quickly climbed the ranks, working...

From the Bench: François-Paul Journe

Introducing a man as well known in the watch community as François-Paul Journe, of his eponymous brand F.P. Journe, seems rather ludicrous. In brief, Monsieur Journe is in some respects the torchbearer to the legacy of Abraham-Louis Breguet, widely deemed...

From the Bench: Laurent Ferrier

The Laurent Ferrier brand-name has become known for producing watches of such a high quality, both aesthetically and technically, that they have become commonplace in the minds of collectors and enthusiasts, however, there are many fascinating details of Mr. Ferrier's...


From the Bench: Rexhep Rexhepi

Rexhep Rexhepi is a name in the watchmaking-world which some may be unfamiliar with, however he is fast becoming one of the break-through greats. Having started his career at the ripe-old-age of 14, he has quickly climbed the ranks, working...

From the Bench: François-Paul Journe

Introducing a man as well known in the watch community as François-Paul Journe, of his eponymous brand F.P. Journe, seems rather ludicrous. In brief, Monsieur Journe is in some respects the torchbearer to the legacy of Abraham-Louis Breguet, widely deemed...

From the Bench: Laurent Ferrier

The Laurent Ferrier brand-name has become known for producing watches of such a high quality, both aesthetically and technically, that they have become commonplace in the minds of collectors and enthusiasts, however, there are many fascinating details of Mr. Ferrier's...