The A. Lange & Söhne Handwerkskunst watches

‘Handwerkskunst’ is the German word for artisanship, and A. Lange & Söhne first introduced watches with this distinction back in 2011. Handwerkskunst watches have dials and movements that are finished with rare and complicated engraving techniques, and are some of the Saxon watchmaker’s most desirable timepieces.

Ever since its rebirth, Lange has taken the watch world by storm. Pictured here is the brand's new manufactory.

Ever since its rebirth, Lange has taken the watch world by storm. Pictured here is the brand’s new manufactory.

MB&F’s Legacy Machine 101 receives platinum treatment

SIHH 2016 is just a few days away, and independent watchmaker MB&F has already begun to whet our appetite with its newest Legacy Machine. This new limited edition Legacy Machine 101 (LM 101)  is offered with a platinum case and a delicious blue dial.

MB&F's most traditional watch has just been updated and if gold isn't the metal for you, this should be right up your alley.

MB&F’s most traditional watch has just been updated and if gold isn’t the metal for you, this should be right up your alley.

H. Moser & Cie unveils the Swiss Alp Watch

With the launch of its Swiss Alp Watch, independent watchmaker H. Moser & Cie (HMC) is drawing attention to the latest challenge to befall the Swiss watchmaking industry – the smartwatch. The brand is also committing to fighting the smartwatch onslaught by inspiring its fellow mechanical watchmaking counterparts to uphold the centuries-long tradition of Swiss watchmaking.

Straight from the company's website: the Swiss Alp Watch is inspired by the modern design of smartwatches, but is entirely mechanical.

Straight from the company’s website: the Swiss Alp Watch is inspired by the modern design of smartwatches, but is entirely mechanical.