A detail from a world-famous painting, reproduced in miniature on the dial of a Vincent Calabrese watch: such is the premise of an art lover’s project: Watch Museum.
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The Audemars Piguet Musée Atelier, which opened to visitors at end June in Vallée de Joux, chronicles the exceptional expertise of a company established in 1875, in a remarkable avant-garde building that commands respect and admiration.
Showcased inside a building by award-winning architect Shigeru Ban, part of Swatch Group's Cité du Temps campus in Biel, the new Omega Museum traces 170 years in the history of a multi-talented brand.
The partnership between the Geneva manufacture and the Parisian museum is dedicated to the conservation and transmission of heritage. Vacheron Constantin will look to the Louvre's collections as inspiration for new timepieces.
Horology has its very own legends, and the story of the newly restored Singing Bird Clock, made in the eighteenth century by Pierre Jaquet-Droz, is one of the most exciting.
Websites and blogs are fine. Being part of the action is so much better. From museum to Manufacture, follow the guide on an exciting and educational exploration of watchmaking country. Switzerland, here we come!
Created by Maxima Gallery, Watchmakers – The Masters of Art Horology opens this Friday April 6th in Rome before travelling to New York, Hong Kong and London. Museums and galleries, places where art is traditionally displayed, become the venues for the work of thirteen independent watchmakers.
Patek Philippe launched nine commemorative special-edition timepieces, including a world-first complication, to celebrate the opening of its Art of Watches exhibition in New York City last Thursday.
Would Van Cleef & Arpels partner with a racing car team on a noisy circuit? The chances of this are about as improbable as HYT becoming an exclusive sponsor of ballet for Dubai Opera. In either case, the message sent out would be confusing, to say the least.