Piero Lissoni’s Alessi Tic watch almost 10 years later

In 2008, Piero Lissoni gave an interview in which he talks about his philosophy on the office, architects and the work his firm has done around the world. Lissoni is known for his simple and minimalist designs. What is impressive about Lissoni is that he overseas projects in their entirety (conceptualization, art direction, design, production … More Piero Lissoni’s Alessi Tic watch almost 10 years later

A Few Good Watches

Following the highs and lows of the classic “general purpose” military field watch’s popularity merits a stock market like graph (we might even discover that there is a correlation). As far as I am concerned it is one of the few “must have” watches in anyone’s collection. Lightweight, uncomplicated and perfect whether you are at … More A Few Good Watches

Archimede: Watch craftsmanship is alive and well in Germany.

Although I do like the peculiar and particular watch from time to time, there is nothing like a classic design. Pilot watches, dive watches, railroad watches and other classic designs have been around since the first watches were strapped to wrists. There is a small company in Germany that carries on the tradition of simple … More Archimede: Watch craftsmanship is alive and well in Germany.

Anonimo: Italian craftsmanship and the art of watchmaking.

The tradition of Italian craftsmanship suffered a severe blow in the late 1990’s when the now Richemont group bought Officine Panerai, a century old Florentine watch maker specialized in dive watches often made on spec for the Navy. The tragedy was not the acquisition itself, but the subsequent decision to move production to Switzerland leaving … More Anonimo: Italian craftsmanship and the art of watchmaking.