In classical art the skull was perceived as a symbol of the past. In the 18th century, it was associated with piracy. In the 1950s, it symbolized certain well-known motorbike fans. Nowadays, many of us perceive the skull as the symbol of danger, and the presence of toxic substances in particular. But it has a whole other meaning in the fashion world - it is adopted as a symbol of freedom.
The success of the TAG Heuer Connected watch – which sold out its first UK delivery on pre-orders alone – has prompted new conversations about how the mechanical watch industry can meet the challenges of the increasingly popular smart watch.It was a beautiful piece of hardware, but was saddled with an ancient TI OMAP ARM chip and recessed lugs that led to cracked back panels.
The Tambour Diving II watch is distinctively sporty in its design and function: a unidirectional calibrated rotating bezel, a streamlined dial and luminescent display for optimal legibility. A subtle detail that will appeal to diver's watch, the seconds counter at 6 o’clock adopts the codes of the diver’s flag (red with a white diagonal stripe).
Only Watch 2015, the 6th edition of the famed charity watch auction, took place this past weekend with astonishing results.Beginning with the Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Méchaniques Ajourées, with a pre-sale estimate of CHF 70,000-80,000, it cleared well past that at CHF 140,000. A blue-chip brand and a pretty safe bet, the Vacheron was never going to disappoint. Oh, and also, it doesn’t look half bad either.
This year, German watch maker Junghans presents the models of its successful Meister range in new shades. A classic watch colour scheme underscores the masterful character of the timepieces and is found throughout the collection, which is a delight at any time.