Horology has its origins in the dream of creating a mechanism for measuring time, one that could bring man closer to God by expressing the natural laws of space and order.
The first clockmakers had to start from scratch, with nothing to guide them in how to build such an instrument. It was an immense challenge to replicate the laws of space and order. They transformed their initial concepts into drawings and assembled the screws and gears one by one with their own hands.
The early clockmakers were exceptional craftsmen, but they were also mathematicians, engineers and artists.
They devoted their genius to the immense challenge of creating the ultimate timepiece.
Many generations later, today’s independent watch and clock makers carry on the grand tradition of pursuing mechanical perfection. Like their predecessors, they devote months or even years to the challenge of creating revolutionary and innovative mechanical timepieces.
They create hundreds of gears, screws and other components by hand, transforming rudimentary materials into unique timepieces. Their main tools of trade are the coping saw and the manual lathe, just like the legendary clockmakers of old.
Like the masterpieces that are today displayed proudly in museums, these are works of art with timeless value.
Today’s independent watchmakers are revered as contemporary artists in the watch and clock making industry. They are often called upon to provide innovative ideas and consulting services to leading brands and manufacturers.
They strive to create the ultimate timepiece, conjuring masterpieces of art out with their own hands. They are the Artists of Horology.