The Painstaking Art of Luxury Watchmaking

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The Swiss watch brand Arnold & Son builds all its own movements and tools in-house and from scratch. Each timepiece is a painstaking work of art that takes hours to come to life.

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Video by Zach Goldstein, Brian Schildhorn


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Must be frustrating if you sneeze while assembling the watch

Author — Andrew Smith


Imagine how people did this 200 YEARS AGO

Author — a c


The quality control methods they use are astounding.

Author — Joe G


Imagine paying 30 grand for a small wrist clock. This post was made by the budget gang.

Author — Science 2020


When I was younger I always wondered why my dad liked so much watches.
Now I understand.

Author — luis montenegro


This is as honest and transparent a video of how a high end watch is actually made. Basically it is made industrially, and then hand finished with electric tools, and finally extensively tested. But, no it is not made by a 5th generation Swiss Master Craftsman high in the Swiss Alps painstakingly hand crafting every component like they did 200 years ago.

Author — kaunas888


newfound respect for the thing on my hand

Author — kokoro


I thought this was gonna be some bullshit cash grab video, but this is actually a respectable process (unlike that "high end" speaker assembly video). It actually takes a lot of time, effort and nice materials to build these. Is it worth $30, 000 for one of these? Probably not that much. But it's impressive nonetheless.

Author — SpikeShroom


When a watch costs more than an average Toyota!

Author — Ravi Rajyaguru


Wow, this factor looks crazy, like they're creating alien devices . I love watches because these type feel like little mechanical kingdoms inside something so small!

Author — Truth Talker


this thing is more cool when being made than being used, it's like a high stake jigsaw puzzle

Author — hartanto hartanto


You see all of the state -of-the-art tools and machines, now think of making these watches with more simple tools like they used 150 years ago . Watchmaking has always required great skills.

Author — brandy sigmon


Always considered this to be the art...
Watch making...

Author — TheDutja1


watch the video before making a snarky comment about how your quartz watch is more accurate

Author — Valkarez


2:41 Make their own tools but still use a toothbrush 😂 yet very nice watches

Author — colum bob



Author — Phee Shankar


Even crazier to think of all the complications that some watches have. Like the IWC Big Pilot Perpetual Calender, which keeps track of the time, day, date, month, and year, and has a power reserve and moon phase. Not to mention it accounts for months that have 30 or 31 days, and accounts for leap years, all done mechanically. Or the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Grand Complication which has all of that and a split second chronograph, all for the low price of roughly $700, 000.

Author — Petar P


Never heard of this brand but after watching this I'm extremely impressed they look incredible

Author — Gio


00:30 La Chauz-de-Fonds 😂😂😂

It‘s called La Chaux-de-Fonds.

Author — Renato


i will surely buy one when I get job, this kind of complex art and science make me proud that I have five fingers.

Author — Rajesh Godara