The lines between what we deem to be masculine and feminine are steadily blurring. From haute couture runways to high street fashion to what we wear on our wrist, we're no longer defined by "his" and "hers".
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Fiona Krüger rose to prominence with her Skull watches. She followed this with the Chaos collection, whose proprietary movement was developed with Agenhor. The designer reminded an audience at Dubai Watch Week that art and philosophy have their place in time measurement.
These days, we can check the time on our phone, ask Siri what the time is, even listen to clock ticking ASMR to fall asleep. Why not take a step back from these modern distractions and join us in celebrating some of the best wall clocks that enjoy time in its purest form.
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Over the past decades, luxury brands, jewellers, passionate entrepreneurs and independent creators have entered the watchmaking world where they have distinguished themselves with truly original case designs.
Just recently, the second annual Watches & Wonders Miami show took place in the Miami Design District. Here, against a backdrop of sculptures, art and architectural spaces designed by top artists, W&W Miami offered a host of panel discussions about the watch world. Top among them was a lively discussion entitled “Behind the Scenes of Watch Creation”.
Having asked itself this question at its beginning, the FHH Watchmaking Trends Report 2018 spends the ensuing 35 pages suggesting some answers using interviews with CEOs, designers, media, the ubiquitous influencers and yes, even a watchmaker, along with acute insights, analysis, infographics, and films.