Most of the watches lauded in this thread are mass produced, or contain mass produced parts. ETA movements for example.They are not exemplars of the finest craftsmanship and they are not art. Many are aesthetic pleasing though. It does not follow that because something is mass produced that it cannot be aesthetically pleasing. This is one of the reasons consumer goods sell.
Daniels was the last of his type. I know of no other living horologist who could build a watch the way he did. That is make and assemble every component by hand. Maybe you do?
Daniels represented horology in its truest incarnation. Artist and technician which is my point.
Actually most of the recent ones have been of watches which are NOT ETA movements. But then again I'm a watch newbie. How about you show us examples of "the finest craftsmanship" from your own collection?