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  • The Creation of Mystery Clocks

    It’s difficult to talk at length about high-end jewellery without mentioning Van Cleef & Arpels. Founded in 1896, this Parisian purveyor of luxury jewellery, watches and cologne has earned worldwide acclaim for its uncompromising delivery of superlative quality and cutting-edge design. It seems strange to think that it all began as a modest venture shared between Alfred Van Cleef and ...
  • A Presidential Shinola Handed From Obama to Cameron

    When you think of David Cameron ‘style’ isn’t a word that jumps immediately to mind. Come to think of it, the Conservative Party as a whole is yet to win any appeal based on their cutting-edge threads and daring fashion statements. If you’re wondering why – well, it’s all in the name really. So, given that we don’t really expect ...
  • The Last of the Master Watchmakers | Roland G. Murphy

    The watchmaker has always been a silent, unseen figure scarcely celebrated in the art world. Needless to say these modest artisans are not spotlight punching rock stars, nor crowd drawing sculptors, and yet, at the same time, they’re no less deserving of the same recognition, not least because of their refined creative intuition and steadfast devotion to their craft. Bold claim? ...
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