Our friends at Rox Jewellery have pulled together a guide to the Art of Luxury Watchmaking, which really impressed us – as well as lots of historical horologic information it has a guide to watches that changed the world and biographies of key people in the world of watches. The whole thing is presented beautifully and we really do recommend you have a read. Enough introduction – let them tell you more about it!
The Art of Luxury Watchmaking
The watch has long been a symbol of glamour and luxury. More than simply just a timekeeping instrument, a wristwatch offers a gateway into a mesmerising world of craftsmanship and outstanding engineering.
The Art of Luxury Watchmaking, from award-winning British jeweller ROX – Diamonds & Thrills, is a comprehensive guide to exactly what makes these incredible pieces tick. Compiled by respected luxury lifestyle journalist and watch aficionado Alex Doak, the interactive feature offers the chance to step into the world of ‘haute horlogerie’.
Celebrating centuries of incredible craftsmanship by skilled and dedicated artisan watchmakers, it invites readers on a journey through the history of watchmaking to the principles of watch design and manufacture, as well as highlighting just what it is in a luxury timepiece that makes for the perfect investment.
The History of Luxury Watches
From historical figures such as Peter Henlein (the German locksmith widely regarded as the first person to produce timekeepers small enough to be portable) to modern mavens including Philippe Dufour (considered to be one of the world’s greatest contemporary watchmakers), ROX are championing those who have dedicated their lives to the art of watch design.
Plus, for those looking for a little inspiration when it comes to what luxury watch to opt for next, there’s plenty of assistance – from a guide to what celebrity ambassadors are wearing, to expert opinions on the watches that should make up any solid watch collection.