Animal Instincts Kick In At Jaquet Droz: Introducing The Petite Heure Minute Tiger

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minutes Tiger

Easily one of the top Swiss watch brands when it comes to artistic talent, Jaquet Droz is long known for its automatons and its hand-painted and hand-crafted dials. This brand regularly brings its dials to life with scenes that either move or are so elegantly carved or painted that they have multiple dimensions. Now, the…

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Zannetti Unveils Fun Year Of The Dog Scuba Piranha Watch With Hand-Painted Bulldog Dial

Year of the Dog watch by Zannetti.

In typical Zannetti style, the Rome-based watch brand unveils its newest timepiece, The Year of the Dog Scuba, taking a light-hearted  approach. The dial of the  watch   — like so many of the brand’s best timepieces — is entirely hand painted. Instead of selecting a Chinese breed, or a serious life-like looking dog,  Zannetti…

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Fast Focus: Hermes Brings Artistic Dials to the Forefront with ‘Nature at Full Gallop’ Watches

Every year, Hermès  unveils a few unique timepieces that demonstrate the brand’s commitment to top craftsmanship, watchmaking arts and technical prowess and style, of course.  This year was no exception. Inspired by wildlife drawings from the French artist, Robert Dallet, the brand unveiled several nature-inspired watches with exquisite hand-painted and engraved dials. Dallet is best known…

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Hands On with an Enviable Bovet 1822 Fleurier Custom-Painted Watch

Every once in a while, we — who see countless numbers of watches each year — are stopped in our tracks by something truly special. Mind you, Bovet 1822 makes  a habit of stopping me in my tracks, but this particular watch stole my heart, too.  This absolutely enviable custom-made Bovet  hand-painted Fleurier watch is one…

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Chopard Turns to Ancient Arts for “Year of the Monkey” L.U.C XP Urushi Watch

Chopard has been creating timepieces utilizing the ancient art of Urushi for several years now. This year, the brand brings the specialty paining technique to the forefront in its  L.U.C XP Urushi “Year of the Monkey” watch, with a dial created using Japanese decorative lacquer. The varnish, or lacquer, is made from sap that is harvested…

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