Andreas Strehler

Andreas Strehler designs and builds the watches bearing his name. Each watch is made as it would have been made a hundred years ago: The components of the movements are manufactured in-house, each component is meticulously finished and each watch is individually assembled by hand.

Baselworld 2018

Join the Watchmakers Club for a brief tour of Baselworld 2018 and take a look at some of the independent watch brands who attended this years event.

Christiaan van der Klaauw

Four years after unveiling the Midnight Planétarium watch, Van Cleef & Arpels invites you to discover its feminine version, enriching the universe of Poetic Astronomy™. Dive into a celestial ballet along the planets and the stars with the extraordinary Lady Arpels Planétarium watch. A collaboration with Van der Klaauw.


This photo slide-show illustrates the steps required to make the pattern welded steel. which GoS watches are made from. Johan Gustafsson takes you through the initial steps of his techniques while Patrik Sjögren shows you some of the manufacturing and finishing of the watch parts.


In 2007, Joost Vreeswijk discovered the Lonville brand during an online auction, where he purchased an early 20th-century pocket watch bearing the Lonville name. It was this discovery which led Vreeswijk to embark on a journey to rekindle the Lonville brand.

Moritz Grossmann

At Moritz Grossmann, manufacturing means more than production methods, it is also a philosophy: From the Grossman balance to the hands, nearly all the parts of our watches are manually crafted down to the last detail.

Vault Swiss

Carl Eady interviews the founder of independent watch brand Vault Swiss at Baselworld 2018.

Mark Schwarz gives us the low down on his brand and their new mechanical marvel – the V1 timepiece.