30 May '14, 1pm
Hodinkee Post: Introducing Van der Gang Watches, High quality Watchmaking From The Lowlands
And while Holland never became a hub of industrialized watchmaking like Switzerland or parts of Germany, it is still the home of many important horological innovators – watchmakers like Christiaan ven der Klaauw, the Grönefeld brothers, and perhaps less well known to most, Mr. Wybe Van der Gang. Van der Gang is a relatively new player in the watch game, starting in the early 2000s and developing in house movements from 2008. But they certainly have what HR departments would call "transferrable skills" – Van der Gang started making precisely engineered mechanical parts, aerospace, medical and military industries. So the exacting mechanical standards and fine tolerances that are de riguer in watchmaking are right up Van der Gang's alley.