My wife hates it and you probably will once you see it. I noticed it on the wrist of a flight steward during a trans-Atlantic flight on Alitalia. You know the crappy Italian airline I must always fly to get to Rome direct to visit my parents and in-laws as well as the extended family. … More Camo In, Camo Out.
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
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
There are always long wish lists for the Holidays (as well as for Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day, Any Excuse To Get Presents Day etc.) and for guys they are usually full of the gadgets and gizmos, meat cooking related objects or something to do with alcoholic beverages and how best to prepare and drink them. … More This Holiday List is all about me…
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.
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.
The Maratac brand is veiled in mystery. Everyone who buys these classic “military” watch bands wants to know more about the company that seems to not exist. The bands are sold mainly through a few vendors specialized in working with the government. So there has been quite a bit of talk recently when a watch … More From bands to watches…