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Great Watchmaker Journe and Piguet

A great watchmaker explores the measurement of time with a unique sense of creativity and innovation. Here, Glenda McCauley profiles two of the leading Swiss watchmakers, both with long histories of ingenious design and superb craftsmanship. Inspired by what he still views as a ‘golden age of watchmaking’ (the eighteenth century), a young François-Paul Journe was compelled by Abraham-Louis Breguet, and Antide Janvier among others, who triggered his first deep-felt horological emotions. Fascinated by what...

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