Wind up wonders
Wind-Up, the watch fair from US blog Worn & Wound, makes its West Coast debut on 18 May, pitching up at San Francisco’s Chandran Gallery in the city’s Tenderloin district. Co-founders Zach Weiss and Blake Malin have cherry-picked around 25 Swiss, American and international names to showcase pieces, from start-ups to established brands such as Oris and Junghans. Independent Tel Aviv watchmakers Itay Noy bring their Full Month watch with stamped-out dates circling the dial to mark each day of the month, while Oregon-based Vero Watch Company crafts clean, utilitarian pieces with oversized digits. Bespoke Watch Projects, a Californian microbrand, will showcase its Damascus steel edition, with a dial composed of compressed layers of heat-treated steel, while young Swiss watch brand Klokers will present its KLOK-08, a style which offers a unique take on time display using rotating discs. Worn & Wound’s Wind-Up Watch Fair is on view from 18-20 May, at 459 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94102
Writer: Caitlin McDonald
Of the 221 lots that went under the hammer at Christie’s Rare Watches auction in Geneva today, our eyes were firmly fixed on Lot 86, a supremely rare Patek Philippe pink-gold wristwatch with natural seed-pearl hour markers. The 1958 ‘Pearl of Bahrain’ was a special commission by His Highness Emir Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa I of Bahrain for John Eardley Allcard, a British man central to the development of infrastructure in the Gulf state in the 1950s. It reached a total of CHF250,000.
Writer: Caragh McKay
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