Independent Watchmakers have stepped up innovation to cater customer demands by introducing some great timepieces with far fewer complications. We’ll feature two of such watches in this post which has been inspired by Y-Jean Mun-Delsalle’s post at Forbes. Grebul Forsey’s Signature 1 is a time-only watch made using an in-house 12.6-mm balance wheel and usual attention to quality associated with the brand. Although it is one of the simplest creations from Greubel Forsey, it took six years of development. The translated cost of this watch for steel is $166,000 and for platinum is $204,000. The slim design elements are aimed at regular wearers.
Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire is a $56,000 watch. For Grönefeld, which is known for its handcrafted timepieces, this is a considerably affordable watch. But owing to its fine hand-finishing, it can’t match to that of the large manufacturers. The 8 member team at Grönefeld produces 50 timepieces a year and sources 99% of components from Swiss suppliers. The creators believe in surprising the crowd with newer models with newer movements, even though this is very time-consuming