“Keeper of Time” Documentary Showcases The World’s Greatest Watchmakers

Tomorrow evening, a new documentary focusing on some of the greatest living watchmakers will premiere in New York.


‘Keeper of Time’ not only tells the stories of Philippe Dufour, Roger W. Smith, François-Paul Journe, and Maximilian Büsser, but it also delves into “the theoretical and philosophical notions of time, aging and mortality” through interviews with “scholars in the fields of theoretical physics, physiology and philosophy.”

The film stars HODINKEE founder Ben Clymer, Audemars Piguet‘s head of complications Michael Friedman, and collector Eric Ku, and it premieres on April 28 at 5:45PM ET at New York’s SVA Theatre.


The exclusive clip from the 90-minute documentary, which features Max Büsser, founder of independent watchmaker MB&F, discussing the unusual inspiration for the brand’s HM7 Aquapod.

The screening, which will be introduced by director Michael Culyba and will include a post-screening panel discussion titled “The Allure of Watchmaking and the Notion of Time,” will also be streamed live on Mandolin.