Oscillon Fundamentum: Sublime Handmade Simplicity: The Ultimate Sleeper Watch

The Oscillon Fundamentum is a basic, time only watch that should fly perfectly under the radar and appear to many as a simple, classically modern watch. But that belies it’s nearly totally handmade perfection.

Roger Smith Series 2 in stainless steel

Behind The Lens: Roger Smith Series 2 – Reprise

Roger Smith holds a special place in the pantheon of independent watchmaking, both on his own merits and as the man who worked most closely with the legendary George Daniels. While any Smith watch is rare, this particular Series 2 is unique: it’s the only watch in stainless steel that Smith has yet produced.

Patria Brigadier Tourbillon Subscription Edition: A Beautifully Hand-Finished, Swiss Made Tourbillon for 18,000 Swiss francs is the Bargain of the Year, perhaps the Decade!

Love them or hate them, one thing that most collectors know is that tourbillons are very expensive. That’s all changed with Patria’s Brigadier Tourbillon Subscription Edition costing ‘just’ CHF 18,000 for a beautifully hand finished Swiss Made tourbillon.

Behind The Lens: Unique Reference 28 Inverse By Kari Voutilainen – Reprise

GaryG won’t soon forget the pre-opening independents party at Baselworld in 2019 where Kari Voutilainen wasted no time in showing him and a few friends a breathtaking timepiece: his 28ti, number 0, in titanium. Gary shares what happened next here and how it resulted in him photographing this unique piece.

Petermann Bédat Reference 2941 Split-Seconds Chronograph: Second Time Around Never Looked Better

Young independent brand Petermann Bédat has launched its second timepiece, the Reference 2941 Split-Seconds Chronograph, after its successful first model, the 1967 Deadbeat Seconds. And in Joshua Munchow’s opinion, the brand is getting better with each release.

Konstantin Chaykin Moscow Comptus Clock

Konstantin Chaykin Moscow Comptus Easter Clock: A Mechanical Masterpiece By A Mechanical Mastermind – Reprise

Konstantin Chaykin’s Moscow Comptus Easter Clock masterpiece isn’t designed for the wrist but for the mantel. And it presents further evidence that the man Joshua Munchow dubs the “Wonderboy Russian Watchmaker” is one of the greatest watch- and clockmakers in the game today.

Encyclopedia of Konstantin Chaykin’s Wristmons: As Comprehensive a List as Possible and a Photofest of Fun!

Is Konstantin Chaykin’s Joker high watchmaking art? Alexey Kutlovoy thinks that’s for you to decide, but that it’s well worth taking a serious look at the Joker and the universe of Chaykin’s Wristmons.

Cochlea Unique Piece Automaton By Brittany ‘Nico’ Cox: Hare, Snail, Philosophy, History, And Horology. It’s Got It All And Will Make You Smile! – Reprise

Brittany “Nico” Cox is fascinated by looking at philosophical problems from a tactile perspective, and automata are a practical application of these ideas. Cochlea, a unique piece automaton, is the first in a series of ten animated imaginary animals she is creating.

Why I Bought It: Konstantin Chaykin Joker – Reprise

When GaryG encountered Konstantin Chaykin’s Joker, whose “face” is literally just that with two googly eyes showing the hours and minutes with their respective pupils and a lolling red tongue displaying the phase of the moon, he was transfixed. And moments later he placed an order. Find out why right here!

Parting shot: traveling in style with the Habring2 Doppel 2.0 on the author’s wrist

In Praise Of Habring2: A Collector’s View – Reprise

If you’re just beginning to collect the works of independent watchmakers, GaryG suggests that you give careful consideration to watches from Habring2, the small independent Austrian watchmaking company founded and headed by Maria Kristina and Richard Habring.