His first foray into independent work was an intricate Tortoise automaton, made from 18 carat gold, diamonds and sapphires. The time spent researching, engineering and making the Tortoise fuelled his love for the craft, and it wasn’t long before he started dreaming of the next step – creating his own watch.

“I do it for the art. For the passion, the patience, and the precision that goes into every handmade watch. Into every screw, every cog and every hand that I design, make, polish, and place by hand.”

“Independent watchmaking is not just doing watches. It’s a labour of love.”