Speaking of BBC articles such as the one Farhad posted above, here's another article from the BBC on fine watches:
"The Super-luxury watches that take years to make"
The article's mainly about Roger Smith, who apprenticed to George Daniels after he impressed Daniels by making his own watch from scratch. Following Daniels' death, Smith remained on the Isle of Man and continued to make watches under the name RW Smith:
If you enjoyed that article, check out The Watchmaker's Apprentice. Staring Smith and Daniels, it goes in-depth into Smith's story. As an aside, I had the good fortune to meet Mr. Smith this year, he is incredibly humble and very nice.