Editor’s note: The rise and*rise of not just the quality, but the cachet of German watchmaking in recent*years has all but put to rest the notion that fine watchmaking is the preserve of the Swiss alone. It’s no longer an argument that has any heat – or any*credibility – in it. Therefore a list of great German watchmakers in 2019 (first published in 2018 the*superfans will tell you) borders on a no-brainer. But that said there may be one or two discoveries in there. Felix runs us here through some of his favourites, one or two of which he wears on a very regular basis. Though sadly not ‘The*Felix’ – seriously, how good would that be. ** Not so long ago, Cam —*fortified with a strong cup of tea and some crumpets —*ran us through eight of the finest watches from British brands. Well, today I’ve had my cold cuts and pumpernickel for breakfast and selected eight of Germany’s most serious timepieces to start you day off right. Now, while Germany might not be the watchmaking powerhouse that their neutral neighbour Switzerland is, they’re no slouches either. The industry is based around two towns: Glashütte, in the east, is the…

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