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The shape of water
2 Nov 2018
The shape of water
The last three centuries have brought little change to Venice scenery. The Italian city seems frozen in time, and being there has much in common with acting in some fabulous theatrical production. From magnificent Basilica San Marco to romantic gondola rides, here’s the ultimate guide to this cradle of renaissance.
Moderate sizes strike back
31 Oct 2018
Moderate sizes strike back
The rule of huge watches is finally coming to an end, or at least goes on a some kind of pause. Maybe the market has got enough, or maybe it is the demand of numerous asian customers, but the Swiss are already changing the long-running paradigm. So we’d better start getting used to the new norm testing the masculinity-depends-on-the-size rule along the way.
Every-day treasure
30 Oct 2018
Every-day treasure
Happy Sport, one of the core Chopard collections celebrates a quarter-century anniversary.
Time to start anew. Part 2
29 Oct 2018
Time to start anew. Part 2
No one remembers exactly why and when the circular form of time indication has become the basic one. But it’s hard to argue the fact that the vast majority of tower clocks or pocket watches successfully relied on two or three central hands for centuries. And yet, there will always be some watchmakers willing to experiment and to go an alternative path.
The art of happiness: Chopard history
25 Oct 2018
The art of happiness: Chopard history
Chopard’s trademark designs and collections are all-well known to anyone interested in jewelry or watches. But much like any 150-year jewelry and watch business, its history can tell you a lot about the art and fashion of long-gone eras, creativity and life in general. Oh, and there are a lot of diamonds for you to see along the way.
Time to start anew. Part 1
24 Oct 2018
Time to start anew. Part 1
No one remembers exactly why and when the circular form of time indication has become the basic one. But it’s hard to argue the fact that the vast majority of tower clocks or pocket watches successfully relied on two or three central hands for centuries. And yet, there will always be some watchmakers willing to experiment and to go an alternative path.
Ceramics in watchmaking: Hard as a rock
22 Oct 2018
Ceramics in watchmaking: Hard as a rock
Choosing ceramics as the prime material for a watch rarely bring you to a breaking-news territory. Ceramic cases, bezels, dials or whatever have been around for quite a while. And yet there is hardly any technique or material in the industry that generates so much controversy, mysticism and blurred knowledge from the owner’s point of view. Let's break some false stereotypes and highlight the facts.
Green Watches: The Trend You Can't Ignore
16 Oct 2018
Green Watches: The Trend You Can't Ignore
It seems like 2018 is the year of green. Previously considered among the exotic, this color is now literary everywhere taking no prisoners and bringing a new meaning and feeling to the men’s watches.
George Graham’s legacy
15 Oct 2018
George Graham’s legacy
In the watchmaking world, few things are appreciated more than century-long traditions. And while not all trademarks succeed in operating through centuries, some of the vanished ones do return with a fanfare. This time we’ll talk of the British horologist George Graham (1673-1751) and the modern eponymous brand.
Konstantin Chaykin It’s Russian Time
20 Oct 2016
Konstantin Chaykin It’s Russian Time