Our friends at The Watches TV visited Cristalleries Saint-Louis to find out how Hermès achieves the modern, “square” look of the crystal dial in the ultra-limited Arceau Lift Millefiori.
Only a handful of producers are able to make hairsprings, most of which are large-scale industry suppliers. But a few watch brands manufacture their own using recipes and processes, which they keep close to their hearts. Bovet is one of these rare few manufacturers. Take a walk through the factory here thanks to The Watches TV, one in which cameras are usually not allowed.
Ever wondered what the inside of a Rolex Submariner looks like, then (sensibly) thought better of trying to find out? Well, wonder no more. The Watches TV has teamed up with The Naked Watchmaker, Peter Speake-Marin, to take a modern Rolex Submariner completely apart – diving right into the heart of this famous diver’s watch.
In early June 2018, nearly 200 people from all corners of the planet traveled to the the quiet Vallée de Joux in Switzerland to celebrate independent watchmaker Philippe Dufour’s 70th birthday party. Ian Skellern thought the occasion might make for a nice film and asked a few old friends to help out.
The short documentary film ‘Time Piece’ features two of the world’s best living watchmakers, Philippe Dufour and Vianney Halter. It provides insight into what makes the watches by these masters so special.
German watchmaking was well represented at Baselworld 2018, so without further ado let’s have a look at three Saxon manufactures with a variety of interesting new products introduced at the world’s largest watch fair in these The Watches TV videos
Armin Strom is one of the smallest complete watch manufactures in Switzerland and for nearly 10 years has introduced about one new movement per year, including a tourbillon in 2012 and the most recent highlight, the Mirrored Force Resonance, a true technical tour de force. Take a video tour through the factory right here.
This visually stunning video is a treat whether you like watches or not. And there’s also a bonus video of the recently released Tropical Bird Repeater.
The Watches TV went to Watch Time New York for the first time in November 2017. And while there had the opportunity to talk to Roland Murphy of RGM and discover this luxurious American brand based in Pennsylvania.
On the last day of SIHH 2018 in Geneva, Elizabeth and Ian met with Marc André Deschoux of Watches TV to discuss what we had seen during the second part of the fair.