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I know Gerald Genta is considered in many quarters to be the greatest and/or most influential watch designer of the last fifty years or so, with the AP Royal Oak, PP Nautilus, and many other models. Who are some of the other trendsetting individual designers who have left great models and legacies since World War 2?
 

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Someone who would be considered influential in watch design is Maximilian Busser. He led Harry Winston's watchmaking division and spearheaded its Opus projects, which led to watches made by F.P. Journe, Vianney Halter, and Felix Baumgartner of Urwerk.

The three guys mentioned: Journe, Halter, and Baumgartner, are also key influencers in watch design in the last two decades. Especially Journe, who, along with Franck Muller, was among the leading designers of the later 1990s and early 2000s. Speaking of Mueller: He revived the use of tonneau cases in watchmaking; many of the wild designs you see in watches from Orient and Stuhrling Original take their cues from the work Muller has done.

There's also Christopher Claret (who worked with Busser on an Opus project). Claret was among the pioneers in skeletonization of watches, displaying the movements for watch owners to see.

There are plenty more. But you can start learning more about these six guys.
 

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Also to add to your list: Seiko's designers. This includes Tetsuro Maruyama, who designs the Seiko 5 watches; Naoto Fukasawa, who runs Seiko's Power Design projects (which have led to some of Seiko's more-interesting Spirit watches); and Taro Tanaka, who created Seiko's Grammar of Design language for styling and developing its watches. You can read more about it in the book A Journey in Time (PDF).
 

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And for elegant innovation on movements as well as overall design there is Phillipe Dufour...
 
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