March 24, 2011

The Triumph of Unnecessary Beauty

A square wheel mechanism is just one of the attractive but only questionably useful complications that will draw luxury watch collectors to the Baselworld show this month.
March 24, 2011

Contemporary Design and the Pop Swatch

Every year, young, avant-garde artists and fashion designers are asked to create their own micro-collection of Swatches, usually three or four models.
March 24, 2011

Designer Carves Out a Niche for ‘Made in Spain’

Aniceto Jiménez Pita has made a name both for himself and his country with the luxury brand he founded in 2005, Pita Barcelona.
March 24, 2011

Black Forest Grandfather Clocks

When one thinks about buying one the best types of grandfather clocks available, the term black forest grandfather clocks frequently leaps to mind.  The Black Forest […]
March 23, 2011

Nostalgia for a Golden Age of Elegance

In recent months, numerous watchmakers have introduced models that directly trace their lineage to timepieces created during the 1950s and early 1960s.
March 23, 2011

In New Watch Line, Dior Returns to Its Fetish With Numbers

The designer's latest watches have been influenced by the founder's fondness for the lucky number 8 as well as his love of architecture and asymmetry.
March 20, 2011

Wristwatches, Reimagined: Will Young Shoppers Care?

Many young people have never worn a watch. And while new versions alert them to messages on their smartphones, it’s unknown whether that will give them reason enough to buy one.
March 17, 2011

Amazing Fact for Grandfather Clocks Lovers

Here is a fascinating fact that was shared with us today by ESL of New York City, attributed to an iPhone App called Amazing Facts, about […]
March 11, 2011

Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?

Daylight saving reminds us that one man’s noon is another man’s 11:50.
March 1, 2011


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