Watch is now almost exclusively a fashion accessory – the world’s finest watches recognized

The marketplace is an extraordinary thing. Watchmakers could quite conceivably go the same way as blacksmiths with the advent of the mobile phone. With two thirds of the world’s population carrying a mobile phone (up from zero two decades ago) and penetration quickly heading for ubiquity, the only genuinely functional aspect of the wristwatch – telling the time – has effectively already been replaced.Yet the personal chronometer is still alive and well and in ruddy…

"Watch is now almost exclusively a fashion accessory – the world’s finest watches recognized"