For those in the market for a fine timepiece, the first impulse is to hone in on the venerable Swiss Brands. But don’t be afraid to think outside the Alps. “Historically, the Swiss have produced some pretty incredible watches. But so have others,” says Hamilton Powell, watch collector and CEO of Crown & Caliber. “Engineering excellence knows no geographical boundaries.” From heritage haute horology to fashionable upstarts, here are eight watches not made in the 26 cantons worth considering for your wrist.