Inspired by the magnificent micro-engineering and craftsmanship of a mechanical watch, director and producer Michael Culyba set out to create a documentary on the brilliance of such timepieces.
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Keeper of Time explores the astonishing and beautiful world of mechanical watchmaking while contemplating the theoretical and philosophical notions of time, aging and mortality. Along with interviews from cutting-edge scholars in the fields of theoretical physics, physiology and philosophy, Keeper of Time features the stories of four of the best independent watchmakers in the world — Philippe Dufour, Roger W. Smith, François-Paul Journe and Maximilian Büsser.
Director: Michael Culyba
Producers: Michael Culyba and Shelby Siegel
Run time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Release date: 2022
MPAA rating: NR, documentary