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Oct 21, 2016

Meeting Philippe Dufour, Legend of Traditional Watchmaking – Ep. 6 – WATCHMAKING ROADTRIP

Tags: Philippe Dufour, Traditional Watchmaking, Vallée de Joux, Watchmaking Roadtrip


After having visited some important and prestigious watch brands, Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet, it was time for our guys of the Watchmaking Roadtrip to experience something rather different as today we will encounter a legend of traditional watchmaking: Mr. Philippe Dufour.

We remained in the Vallée de Joux and Mr. Dufour warmly greeted us in his workshop where he crafts his watches all by himself. This atelier really makes you feel and understand where watchmaking comes from and it was with great attention that all the guys listened carefully to Mr. Dufour as he explained to us in much details his career, his experience, his thoughts on modern watchmaking and naturally showed us some of his timepieces.



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  • IceCream TV

    IceCream TV

    Fantastic video, awe inspiring

    Mar 22, 2018

  • Rod Rodriguez

    Rod Rodriguez

    Great episode!

    Jan 07, 2018

  • Herman Ingram

    Herman Ingram

    I would at least put on a decent shirt and pair of slacks if I were to visit such a man. It is surprising to see Europeans dressed like American tourists. Great video, though!

    Dec 02, 2017

  • Anoni.mouse same

    Anoni.mouse same

    AWESOME. Thanks a million!

    Oct 24, 2017

  • Satya Rasyid Triabadi

    Satya Rasyid Triabadi

    he's getting older :(

    Oct 14, 2017

  • kenneth tape

    kenneth tape

    Sheer poetry :)

    Oct 07, 2017

  • chrisnack

    chrisnack

    Just incredible...!

    Oct 02, 2017

  • Evgeni Krumov

    Evgeni Krumov

    Amazing. Truly. Thank you.

    Aug 15, 2017

  • biggles123ful

    biggles123ful

    I so enjoyed that episode, although I enjoy all your videos. To spend time with Mr Dufour must have been fantastic, and he seems such a nice chap. That is proper dedication to your art/craft. If I was young enough, I would give anything to serve as apprentice to such a wealth of knowledge. I hope he is passing this on to someone. Whoever that is, they are very fortunate.

    May 10, 2017

  • Time Master

    Time Master

    Thanks for this video that's is poetry is amazing is living legend

    May 05, 2017

  • Morteza Alavizadeh

    Morteza Alavizadeh

    As always a fun, informative video. But that VW Type 2 really stole the show for me ;)

    Apr 04, 2017

  • Daniel Arief

    Daniel Arief

    Ha! You guys got totally star struck and puking rainbow all over. Just watching already made my day. Ty for sharing

    Feb 19, 2017

  • stockegsix

    stockegsix

    When Mr. Dufour speaks, you shut up and listen. What an awesome experience guys. I envy you all.

    Feb 17, 2017

  • BernhardRottweiler

    BernhardRottweiler

    What a beautiful studio...full of machines and tools. Mr. Dufour is a charismatic person, no question. What he does is art. I imagine him sitting there alone in his studio, concentrated while solving a problem... ...then he glances out the window while big snowflakes are falling continuously... I can literally smell the pipe tobacco in my mind - a wonderful craft that sadly is dying.

    Jan 29, 2017

  • pennfootball

    pennfootball

    I am drooling! wow!!

    Jan 22, 2017

  • D. Bühler

    D. Bühler

    "Its like meeting Leonardo Da Vinci". This statement proofs that he is a real watch guy. So passionate!

    Jan 20, 2017

  • An Sung

    An Sung

    dufour's simplicity is auctioned at almost $300k this year. i dont know how much people would pay for his minutes repeater.

    Dec 19, 2016

  • Milan Asanovic

    Milan Asanovic

    The Master Dudour truly an honor to be shared an insight into his mind & technique ... fantastic episode.

    Dec 13, 2016

  • Lippo187

    Lippo187

    This is BY FAR the most interesting, informative and well made channel on YouTube! Even the background music fits always perfectly :) Thank you so much for your work! Cheers!

    Nov 30, 2016

  • Dion Beukes

    Dion Beukes

    this is excellent,

    Nov 30, 2016


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