Most watch lovers know that Watches & Wonders 2023 only covered a part of the watch week at the end of March. Even though it featured big names and figures, there were other events going on in Geneva at the same time. Many of the independent brands organized gatherings with journalists, collectors, and resellers, either in their own boutiques or in the central hotels. The number of the brands outside W&W was not negligible. I managed to visit just a few of them, and I would like to share my experience and wrist shots with you. [caption id="attachment_15897" align="aligncenter" width="768"] The launch of the Biver Watches[/caption] A lunch with the Bivers I was

Independent watchmakers are like distinguished tailors who make bespoke suits, but being independent comes with great risk. Some people embrace it and set out on their lonely journey into the unknown. Take the late George Daniels, the founding father of independent watchmaking. His watches have recently been the subject of much discussion.