Time is right for the Irishman making watches in Switzerland. Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week, Stephen McGonigle, originally from Athlone, shares his experience of working as a watchmaker in Neuchatel in Switzerland...
Stephen McGonigle is one of the founding brothers of McGonigle watches. He is one of a new breed of watchmakers making watches in his own style in small numbers of pieces per year both complicated and simple.
Watch of the Year FINALIST - Tuscar - Bánú by McGonigle Watches
December 31, 2013
Why it is one of our finalists: Irish brothers Stephen and John McGonigle produce an exclusive range of highly sophisticated timepieces. The magnificent Tuscar Bánú is great example of their extraordinary craftsmanship.
Masters of Contemporary Watchmaking: Michael Clerizo
November 15, 2009
Today, against the odds, artist craftsmen have triumphantly brought about the renaissance of the mechanical handmade watch. The aesthetic agenda is being set by a group of remarkable independents. This book tells their story, and it is beautifully illustrated with hundreds of examples of their virtuoso work.