Taking A Trip To The Home Of Watch Making

Taverne de la Madeleine, home to MB&F’s creative studios.

Over the last few days you may have noticed that The Watch Lounge was a bit quieter than usual and I apologize for this. However, once you hear the reason I think you’ll agree it was quite understandable. You see I spent 3 1/2 very hectic days touring all over Switzerland with industry veteran Ian Skellern visiting some the best known watch makers in the world so that I could bring you guys all the latest information and insights from the world of high-end luxury watches. In the coming weeks I will be publishing a series of more in-depth articles on the people I visited and the sights I saw.

So, who did I visit you ask? Good question.

To get a real snapshot of the industry I thought it was important to visit a mix of independent watch makers as well as larger manufacturers. Although I couldn’t hope to visit absolutely everyone in the short amount of time I had, we still managed to fit in a pretty good cross section, including:

  • Thomas Prescher
  • Peter Speake-Marin (Speake-Marin)
  • Daniel Roth
  • Maximilian Busser (MB&F)
  • Felix Baumgartner (Urwerk)
  • Hublot
  • Ludovic Ballouard
  • Roland Iten
  • Girard-Perreguax
  • Jean Richard
  • Greubel Forsey
  • Christophe Claret SA

I have already started uploading some of the photos from the trip on our Facebook page with the rest to follow soon, so make sure you get over there to check them out.

A special thanks again to Ian Skellern for not only helping me organize the trip but also for his excellent photography. We also have a couple of extra special prizes to giveaway, the details of which will be announced in the coming week, so make sure you stay tuned for that!

Thank you again for your understanding, I really hope you enjoy the photos and please feel free to leave your comments below.

Tom Mulraney
Tom is the founder and editor of The Watch Lounge. Together with his team he is dedicated to bringing you the best, original content you won't find anywhere else on the net.


  1. Kyle S.

    Thanks Tom — been enjoying the pics and look fwd to many more! What an awesome trip!

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