Without horologists there would be no next generation of time pieces, a lack of knowledge on influential milestones and no experts on hand to make and repair time pieces of all shapes and sizes, be it clocks, watches or chronometers.
Requiring a great deal of patience and skill, this line of work is demanding and only for those who are committed to becoming an expert in the field. After all, what would man do without the ability to record time?
Some have managed to push the boundaries to become pioneers in their field, being truly influential in how most timepieces operate today. We take a look at the leading horologists who can be described as the biggest and best in history.