However, with the watch industry nowadays behaving more like a fashion (if not fast fashion) business in the sense that major brands pretty much adhere to a pre-defined, busy new product release timetable - one that culminates around February/ March during which SIHH and Baselworld take place - it can feel like a bit of an information overload at times.
But that's not the entirety of the watch world. Occupying a relatively small (by production volume) but important space within which are the independents. Those that work at their own paces, taking their time to crystallize their craftsmanships and deliver the most exquisite, albeit not neccessarily the most fanfare-inducing, timepieces.
Today we go deep on a very specific type of wristwatch, made by Atelier de Chronométrie, a truly special independent watchmaker from Barcelona operating on a small scale, that transcends all the glamour, busyness and vanity associated with the watch industry at large: the time-only wristwatches with outstanding movement finishing by hand. Here at Lengbeau we do not shy away from declaring our love for our good old time-only vintage pieces, having repeatedly featured them in our Weekend Brunch Reports. It's hard to deny their charm and pureness, and they are as close to a piece of time-telling jewelry as it gets, if properly made and decorated. Guys, watchmaking doesn't getter any purer than this. Let's check them out.