In the 18th century, the ‘cabinotiers’ were experienced watchmakers workong in workshops called ‘cabinets’, located on the top floor of the Geneva’s buildings. Accomplished masters of their art, they cultivated a blend of technical and manual skills backed by vast scientific knowledge and curiosity for new ideas, nurtured by the philosophy of the Age of Enlightenment.
Man or woman? Or another gender? Or no gender? It’s a topical debate that raises a number of issues and makes us think about some fundamental questions, such as “who am I?”.
As the world's first Hublot boutique opened at 271, Rue Saint-Honoré in Paris, the City of Light was awakening to the sound of Wild Customs electric guitars – instruments conceived at the place where the boldest expressions of craftsmanship, jewellery making and industrial design come together.
The Fine Watch Club (FWC), which already numbers around 3,500 members (link to membership page) offers its members privileged access behind the scenes of the watch industry. This includes previews, visits to manufactures, invitations to private events, access to exclusive products and accessories, private sales of special FWC limited edition watches, and luxury timepieces sold at a serious discount.
I have to admit that I was quite surprised by the extent of the coverage devoted to the catastrophic fire at Notre-Dame cathedral last week. On Tuesday and Wednesday the main page on the BBC News app was devoted entirely to coverage of the tragic event, explaining why the blaze was so difficult to tackle, how the building will be restored and, once it is, how it “will be more beautiful”.
Tiffany & Co.'s new campaign celebrates optimism, personal style and self-expression, bringing together models Kendall Jenner, Carolyn Murphy, Imaan Hammam, Mica Argañaraz and Fei Fei Sun. Juxtaposing their portraits with iconic Tiffany designs, the Tiffany Blue Box® is artfully woven throughout.
Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud sole objective is to create the timepieces that they believe Ferdinand Berthoud would produce were he alive today. There are no other limits or constraints. Luckily for the brand, in addition to the items in Karl-Friedrich Scheufele’s personal collection of Ferdinand Berthoud memorabilia and antique timepieces, Ferdinand Berthoud himself set great store by passing on his knowledge and thus left behind a considerable body of work.