Sunday, 27 January 2008

A brief history of watchmaking - The aristocrat

At the aristocratic level, it is still the artists who keep their heads well above the watermark with certainty. Patek Philippe claims to be the only company that will decorate a watch to the customer's choice, and their work is do delicate that the artist may even use a human hair to touch in the finer details. Inside such a watch, there may be up to 800 handmade pieces.

It is comforting to think that such a craft survives mass production, and that there are still chalet-type buildings in the snow, like Blancpain's, where only eight watches a day, individually numbered, leave the workshop for just 150 jewellers' shops around the world. It is also nice to pick up a cheap watch to tide one over when the other one is left accidentally at home. There is, after all, room in the marketplace for all varieties.

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