Since I started writing my thoughts and ideas about watches on my blog, Fratellowatches, I have been visiting the big watch fairs like Baselworld and the SIHH in Geneva. Sometimes, one comes across some very odd-looking watches at these fairs — watches that perhaps should not be defined as watches, but as mechanical art or — as MB&F's Maximilian Büsser puts it — horological machines. … [Read more...]
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In many ways, the story of Christophe Claret is the story of the Swiss watch industry. He is independent and innovative. Much of his work is done in secrecy. He designed and created many of the most complicated movements introduced during the past 20 years. Now, Claret emerges from behind the curtain to produce timepieces under his own name. … [Read more...]
Following a challenging 2009, the watch industry enters 2010 with a level of creativity and energy that seemed unimaginable 12 months ago. This was evident at Baselworld and SIHH in Geneva, where WatchTime and noted collector Jeff Kingston visited 50 brands to discover the most interesting and intriguing watchmaking achievements for 2010. … [Read more...]
What sets Jean Dunand apart from other luxury watch brands — aside from its extremely limited production and lofty price points — is the fact that each collection has a totally different look, with no “house style” and very few unifying brand characteristics. The only common principle behind each Jean Dunand model, as voiced by the brand’s owners, Thierry Oulevay and Christophe Claret, is that duo’s love of the Art Deco era and its distinctive design principles. … [Read more...]