Independent watchmakers are some of the watch world’s best kept secrets, known and appreciated by only true connoisseurs and collectors.
“Independent watchmaker” is the umbrella term used for brands which are not owned by the large luxury conglomerates such as LVMH, Richemont or the Swatch Group.
The biggest difference lies in:what they do, and how they do it. And the name of the game is simple: creativity and artisanship.
And with creativity and artisanship comes great artistic liberty. A large portion of the independent watch world could be characterised as an experimental design playground, filled with unconventional and extraordinary aesthetics. And no one does it quite like the good folks at Urwerk or Konstantin Chaykin: these guys don’t even know what the word “conventional” even means – from the shape of the case, to how the time is displayed, they truly go their own way.
Enjoy these two magnificent pieces!