In 1915, the Radiomir, derived from “radio mire”, which is Italian for “radium sights”, was born in the hands of Guido Panerai. He invented gun sights that were illuminated by a radium-226/zinc sulphide powder enclosed in small, hermetically sealed containers. Radiomir was officially patented in 1916. Twenty years later, a 47mm prototype bearing the name Radiomir was designed to meet the need for excellent readability in muddy waters. The later sandwich dial is an improvement of the original models, driven by the military requirements for better legibility and luminosity.
This year Panerai continues an almost century-old story. The classic collection has received a lovely modern interpretation, with a brand-new finish where each timepiece has a unique character. Let’s dive into the details of the Panerai Radiomir Otto Giorni PAM01347 & PAM01348.
Inspired by its passion for the world and the different cultures, Cartier presents a new chapter of a beautiful journey exploring new territories of precioussness: ”Le Voyage Recommencé”, a ”haute joaillerie” collection comprising three necklaces, a brooch and a ring.
Carl F. Bucherer has supported the Manta Trust since 2013. The Patravi ScubaTec Verde marks part of the brand’s contribution in 2023 as the trust embarks on its latest research expedition in Ecuador, home to the world’s largest-known population of oceanic manta rays.
The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame. The Champs-Elysées? Versailles? Ask anyone coming to Paris what they would like to see, and most will name these world-famous sites. But if that person is a watch collector, or a person looking for a very special piece of jewelry, chances are that Place Vendôme will also be on - and maybe even at the top of - that list.
The Japanese watchmaker unveiled a new slim wristwatch with an intricately patterned dial which captures the spirit of the Tokyo area, where King Seiko was born in the 1960s.
Ever since the early days of time measurement, humankind has felt the need to embellish time measuring devices. From the sundials of ancient Egypt and the water clocks of the New Kingdom (1500 BC) to the sandglasses (hourglasses - used to measure intervals) and the first mechanical devices that could be mounted in towers, the marine chronometers for ships and the smaller pocket watches, art and craftsmanship have embellished and even highlighted the display and reading of time.
And I am not talking about art objects that have the display of time as a secondary “function”. I am strictly referring to “classic” watches that were used as canvases to express images, ideas and concepts. That is why I chose as examples three pieces that are very different in style and price, the most affordable being the Maurice Lacroix AIKON #tide Benzilla, the most spectacular – the Corum Bubble X Aiiroh, and the most shining (and expensive of all three) – the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Sejima Edition.