There has been unexplainable weather during this year’s winter season, from the unbearable cold fronts that came from nowhere to the never-ending snow. But cheer up, because the winter season will soon be over and spring and summer will be here in no time! We all know what the spring and summer months are all about too. It’s all about those special getaways to the relaxing beach, and for those that visit the ocean for diving know that it is important to have a watch especially made for diving.
- NAME Ariel Adams
- BIO Ariel Adams is a recognized watch expert, and noted watch industry voice and opinion. Respected for his frank and educated views on watch design and horology at large, Adams contributes to a number of leading sources on and off-line. A former attorney, Adams followed his passion and is among the most trusted watch journalists around. Among other sources, he can be found on the most popular men's website, the most popular luxury blog, and his own personal site aBlogtoRead.com - the most popular timepiece blog. Naturally, his expertise and thoughtful advice make him the perfect Watch Editor at Haute Living.
Artcles By Ariel Adams
The Industrial Revolution brought with it new promise in technology as well as art. The public’s intense desire for novelty and progress spurred new aesthetic styles and a prompted a new wave of artistic imagination the likes of which were never seen before. Futurism was in, and the result of that epic historic movement is felt today in the heritage and lasting effect of Art Deco and its predecessor, Art Nouveau. The high luxury watch brand Jean Dunand is founded on these concepts, in dedication of the man Jean Dunand, who was an accomplished Swiss Art Deco designer and artist in the early 20th Century.
The relationship between fine cars and fine watches has manifested itself as a curious borrowing of traits, where both items have equally borrowed from one another. Cars perhaps have taken the polished good looks and legibility of watch dials, while watches have borrowed “performance feel” from automobiles in terms of design and character. At the same time, each want to borrow personality traits from one another, resulting in cars and watches that feel to the consumers as they have been looking over each other’s shoulders for decades on the design bench.
Few watch lovers will ever have the pleasure of owning a Thomas Prescher timepiece. Prescher makes a very limited amount of watches each year, and they are often extremely expensive. The level of horological understanding necessary to appreciate his craft is also intimidating.
It used to be that watch brands like Breitling didn’t offer highly diamond decorated watches direct out of the manufacture. Something about professional aviator watches studded with 4 carats of diamonds that didn’t seem to be marketable. It wasn’t until Swiss watch makers noticed a booming aftermarket watch ‘enhancement’ industry that they decided to offer jewelry pieces direct to watch buyers themselves.