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May 29, 2020

The finishing of all movement parts is so breathtakingly precise and perfect that many watch collectors, with the help of a big loupe, will be admiring his work while their jaws hit the table. 

September 12, 2018

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...

July 12, 2018

McGonigle Watches is bringing Irish flair to the traditional Swiss watch industry. Conor Forrest caught up with founder Stephen McGonigle to learn more about the business of mechanical timepieces.

June 24, 2018

The Naked Watchmaker posted this video report on the McGonigle Ceol, our Minute Repeater and the most complicated timepiece in our range. It gives a really good insight into the mechanism and demonstrates just how much work is hidden under the dial.

January 07, 2018

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.

December 31, 2017

There is a revolution happening in Ireland – a horological revolution...

November 01, 2017

Made to Last features 50 artisans from around the world and details the products they create, the tools they use and the secrets of their craft.

August 31, 2017

A photographic vision into the heart of watchmaking. Deconstructions with detailed and well-photographed breakdowns of watches and movements.

May 13, 2017

McGonigle Watches might just be the most exquisite watch brand you've never heard of. Ruth O'Connor talks to Stephen McGonigle.

October 31, 2016

Sandra Jordan talks to McGonigle Watches about their life in Ireland, their inspiration, their work and what keeps them passionate about watches.

McGonigle Handmade Irish Watches – Tuscar Bánú in white gold

September 07, 2016

Johnny McElherron discusses the McGonigle Tuscar Bánú in white gold, the latest creation from Ireland’s finest watchmaking sons

A white gold dawn for McGonigle’s Tuscar Bánú

August 02, 2016

Making two watch announcements within a couple of months is hyperactivity by the standards of the ultra-independents.

McGonigle’s new minute repeater is a Celtic masterpiece

June 21, 2016

McGonigle release their first minute repeater, the Ceol, a cocktail of Celtic inspiration and watchmaking mastery.

Gentlemans's Gazette: Top 100 Watches For Men

April 30, 2016

We finally decided to do it. We’re bringing you a list of our favorite 100 watches that we believe are worthy of your attention. Presented in a three-part series in alphabetical order....

Review: McGonigle Tuscar Bánú

November 27, 2015

The McGonigle brother, John and Stephen are an unusual team of watchmakers. Domicile in both Ireland and Switzerland, ...

Behind The Lens: McGonigle Tuscar One Of Ten

April 23, 2015

Here at Quill & Pad we’re also fans of the independents, prominently including Irish watchmaking brothers John and Stephen McGonigle....

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.

Forbes: Ireland's Watchmaking Revolution: The Brothers McGonigle

August 14, 2011

News flash: You don’t have to go to Switzerland to buy a mechanical watch made to the highest possible standard.....

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.

Made in Ireland

May 31, 2007

The Times meets two brothers creating highly prized and hugely priced watches in the depths of County Westmeath. Even the Swiss are impressed ......


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