Sarpaneva Korona K0 Wuoksi: Flirt?

What is interesting about Sarpaneva’s Korona K0 Wuoksi is the fact that there are two eyes peering out at you from the aperture between the 10.30 and 1.30 positions. The eyes are part of founder Stepan Sarpaneva’s signature moon face but the eyes are aligned exactly within the aperture for only 24 hours and after a cycle that lasts around … More

Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Florilège: Floral beauties

Vacheron Constantin’s Constantin’s Métiers d’Art Florilège collection launched in 2013 takes its inspiration from floral illustrations and paintings found in Robert John Thornton’s The Temple of Flora. Said to be published in 1799, The Temple of Flora comprises 90 plates and three floral paintings have been chosen by Vacheron Constantin for its Métiers d’Art Florilège collection: the China Limodoron, white … More

Cartier’s Winter Tale

When the subject of the Winter’s Tale was brought up in recent times, what came to mind was the play by William Shakespeare (1564 to 1616). Shakespeare’s Winter’s Tale, first published in 1623, is “unshakeable” thanks to the unforgettable lectures from great literature teachers during my schooling days. Cartier’s animated Winter Tale is different in the sense that it reminds … More

Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon Bi-Axial Tantalum and Sapphire: Two’s company, three’s perfect

Two main features will strike the observer when they first lay their eyes on the Tourbillon Bi-Axial Tantalum and Sapphire made by Girard-Perregaux: the bi-axial tourbillon and secondly, the darkened bridges made of sapphire which have undergone metallic black finishing. There is actually a third noticeable feature and that will the colour of the case which is made from tantalum. … More