The Wristwatch Handbook: An important reference

When I first thumbed through The Wristwatch Handbook and looked at the images, my initial fear was that it was going to be another cut-and-paste job. However, such a fear was totally unfounded. Once you begin reading what Ryan Schmidt has to share, the content value of what this book has to offer multiplies exponentially. For example, did you know … More

Le Garde Temps – Naissance d’une Montre explained.

Have you heard about the montre école or “school watch” that was sold for US$1.46 million? If you haven’t already heard, well, now you do. This school watch was sold at Christie’s “Important Watches” auction held in Hong Kong on 30 May 2016 and it is the very first watch made for the project known as Le Garde Temps – … More

Greubel Forsey: Le Garde Temps Naissance d’une Montre “School Watch” sold for US$1.46 million

Traditional watchmaking scored a small but valuable victory on 30 May 2016 when the very first piece from the Le Garde Temps – Naissance d’une Montre project was sold for US$1,461,507 or HK$11,296,000 (based on the exchange rate of US$1 = HK$7.73) at Christie’s “Important Watches” auction held in Hong Kong. Well, since we are on the topic of timekeeping … More

Greubel Forsey Robert Filliou Art Piece: Art Lesson

At the 2015 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie held in Geneva, Greubel Forsey introduced their Art Piece 1 paying tribute to Robert Filliou (1926 to 1987). Who was Robert Filliou? Well, this Frenchman was described as a filmmaker, sculptor and Fluxus artist. Fluxus artists are described as those who combined different artistic media notably during the 1960s and such … More