The mar­riage of art and horol­ogy

MVMT - - Contents - pho­tog­ra­phy si­mon sim art direc­tion asri jas­man

Bring­ing artis­tic di­als off the wrist and onto the page

Tow­er­ing over us

Big­ger is bet­ter, or at the least, more im­por­tant. Ar­chi­tects in the past took that idea very se­ri­ously with the con­struc­tion of pub­lic clock tow­ers. Cer­tainly, clock tow­ers were use­ful pub­lic tools. Chim­ing the time meant every­one knew the hour even if they didn't own a time­piece. Clock tow­ers also made con­ve­nient gather­ing spots where com­merce flour­ished.

Blanc­pain Métiers d’art Villeret “The Great Wave” with sil­ver ob­sid­ian dial and white gold with shakudo base for The Great Wave

Her­mès Cape Cod Ro­cabar with cloi­sonné and pail­lonné enamel dial

Vacheron Con­stantin Métiers d’art Mé­caniques Ajourées with open­worked dial and blue enamel ring

Cartier Bal­lon Bleu de Cartier Gran­u­la­tion with Etr­uscan gran­u­lated enamel dial and 18k yel­low gold case set with 124 bril­liant-cut di­a­monds

Pi­aget Alti­plano Chinese Zo­diac Snake with cloi­sonné enamel dial and bezel set with 78 bril­liant-cut di­a­monds

Jaeger-lecoul­tre Mas­ter Ul­tra Thin Squelette in 18k white gold case with black al­li­ga­tor leather strap

Vul­cain Pe­ga­sus with cloi­sonné enamel dial in 18k pink gold case

Chopard L.U.C XP Urushi with lac­quered red fish in maki-e and urushi tech­niques

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