Masters Of Time: Independent Watchmakers- Series 1
The worlds elite independent watchmakers are incredibly passionate about watch making from design to assembly, delicately bringing together hundreds of minuscule parts all by hand. The price for one such truly artistic timepiece can fetch up to hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Part 1: Vianney Halter & Kari Voutilainen
In a world of inexpensive digital watches, Switzerland’s famous timepiece industry keeps ticking. And the elite of the industry are the cabinoche, who make watches entirely by hand.
Part 2: Valerii Danevych & Thomas Prescher
Enter a world where craftsmanship meets art at a microscopic level. For the first time ever, high-definition cameras equipped with super-macro lenses reveal the inner workings of some of the most delicate and exquisite timepieces ever created.
Part 3: Christiaan van der Klaauw & Beat Haldimann
In a wry and timely commentary on the current rage for high-tech gadgets, this program spotlights the unusual skill, patience and passion underlying the “old-fashioned” art of handmade watches.