Perhaps you have read over the last day or two about a Baby Grand Piano that was mysteriously found floating but grounded on a sandbar in Key Biscayne Bay in Florida. Now would not it have been as cool or more so if a grandfather clock or grandmother clock were found sitting on that same …
The first show of the season in Europe displays a newly trimmed down set of watches.
The invitation-only salon bills itself as the landmark gathering for the fine watch sector. But other companies not in the salon's fold were angling for a piece of the action.
The terms Floor Clocks is essentially synonymous with grandfather clocks and grandmother clocks. Longcase clocks, as they are also known, have a free standing case, with rectangular shaped waist, almost always in wood, with a swinging pendulum and one to three weights. The chiming mechanical grandfather clocks play Westminster chimes most frequently. Floor clocks with …
Against all odds, Minerva survives the industry's ups and downs in the village where it began.
The influence of fast cars on watches has often been most obvious in dial design, with, for example, the incorporation of subdials suggesting the speed counters on racecar dashboards.
One sign that the industry is confident about the nascent economic recovery is the unabashed pride that many makers are taking in touting their newest tourbillons again.
"Buyers of antique pocket watches are mostly from Taiwan, China or the Middle East," said Aurel Bacs, international head of watches at Christie's.
The jeweler, having set up a watchmaking operation in Switzerland in 2001, released a new model last year and is unveiling another this week as it seeks to burnish its watch credentials.
Louis Vuitton, will take part for the first time , this year, in the Baselworld watch fair. It will take over a canal boat and dock it in front of Les Trois Rois, the hotel on the Rhine, a short walk from the Baselworld bustle.