10/17/2017 / In Timepieces
Shortly after the fall of the Berlin wall in 1990, serial entrepreneur and businessman Roland Schwertner founded a small watchmaking company in the hills of Saxony, Germany. Having previously worked in photography and IT, Shwertner became intent on a watch brand, acquiring the rights to several defunct German manufacturers. He named his company NOMOS, incorporating the name of a small pocket watch company active in the early twentieth century.
9/5/2017 / In Timepieces
Call it “retro,” “vintage,” or “throwback.” In 1979 Yves G. Piaget designed the Polo. A watch that would become the mark of luxury in the 80s. If you wanted to demonstrate you were a person who appreciates style and prestige, you had a Polo. It went from its vaulted perch as the watch to have in the 80s to something of a cult classic in recent years.
8/31/2017 / In Timepieces
Earlier this year, we discussed why the IWC Portofino should be the first watch in your collection. Today, we are going to look at the classic Portofino’s big brother, the Portofino Hand-Wound Moon Phase from IWC. Introduced discretely at the beginning of the year, the new Portofino (ref. 5164) is the completion to the collection which has, until now, been missing for three decades.
8/29/2017 / In Jewelry
It lives someplace between shiny and muted. You might not call it opulent, but it’s far from subtle. Rose gold has a way of catching your eye, without jumping out and poking it. You’re seeing it on Paris runways, and in the canned food aisle at the store. Anything that can do all that deserves some further investigation.
5th Generation of Shreve & Co., GIA Graduate Gemologist, Luxury Watch Enthusiast
Currently Wearing: Panerai Luminor