Few people have the privilege of walking the hallowed halls of a fine watchmaking brand. Few get to see the amazing craftsmanship and finishing – the countless hours of minute work and superb innovation – that goes into the making of a top-quality movement. I have been fortunate enough to join many a great brand behind the scenes and witness their work. In reviewing some pictures I’ve taken at workshops, I came across this photo – one of a watchmaker at Audemars Piguet, a privately owned manufacture dedicated to superb craftsmanship and superior innovation, finishing and polishing a rotor for one of its timepieces. I had to bring this photo to you – as evidence that even what you don’t see under the hood of your fine timepiece – is meticulously thought out and finished.