The Independent Watch Revolution

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The Independent Watch Revolution

Postby Racer-X » May 18th 2018, 8:48pm

By Michael Clerizo "Last weekend in Geneva, the record-breaking Phillips watch auctions included a section dubbed the Independent Atelier, featuring watches by the independent watchmakers: F.P. Journe, Ludovic Ballouard, and Urwerk the partnership of artist Martin Frei and watchmaker Felix Baumgartner.

The Urwerk watch (worn by Robert Downey. Jr. in the film Spiderman: Homecoming) fetched US$149,985 exceeding its estimate by $43,985. Journe’s Chronomètre à Resonance hit $83,741, about $30,000 over the estimate, and Ballouard’s Upside Down sold for $47,500, beating its estimate by $5,000.

Obviously, collectors are interested in the work of independent watchmakers. But what exactly is an independent watchmaker? The answer requires going back five decades."
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