Jaquet Droz The Charming Bird: The Art of Astonishment

The Charming Bird watch by Jaquet Droz is an astonishingly charming mechanical audio-visual work of art that also tells the time. If there is one word we’d use to describe The Charming Bird wristwatch, having seen and experienced it at the 2015 BaselWorld watch fair, it will be: “amazing”. Below its off-centred dial for the hours and minutes display is … More

Orchid Granulation and engraved mother-of-pearl motif on the Ballon Bleu de Cartier 42mm watch: Gifts from the ancients

How many orchid species are there in the world? Well, according to a report on livescience.com, orchid expert Tom Mirenda was quoted as saying that the Orchidaceae family has more than 25,000 flower species and more are being discovered every day. Such numbers of orchid species are five times that of the mammal species, as we came to realize from … More

Ball Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon Black: Not Alone in the Dark

In the not so distant past, all I wore for sleep were my jammies (pyjamas). However, in recent years, accessories came into play and to before continuing any further, it is best to set things straight: these were definitely not for boosting one’s libido. The “accessories” worn include the Philip Stein Sleep Bracelet (which we will leave for a future … More

Sports Watch: Ball for BMW TimeTrekker

The Ball for BMW timepieces are designed by Magali Métrailler (who was formerly a designer from Jaeger-LeCoultre). The one model we like in particular from this collection is the Ball for BMW TimeTrekker because of its details. For example, we particularly enjoy the hour index at 12 o’clock because of its pastel creamy beige colour which is different from the … 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