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Day: August 21, 2017

Aleksandr Nesterenko “Art Deco”

It is only recently that I started following Russian watchmaking. My first Russian was the “Indicator” by Colibrica Design… my second was Konstantin Chaikin’s “Joker”… and just recently the “ART DECO” by Aleksandr Nesterenko. As you will be able to ascertain, my tastes are very varied. It is only a few weeks ago that I saw in Aleksandr Nesterenko’s Facebook (his web site is not updated…) the “ART DECO”. Its elegance absolutely stunned me. Resembling in design many other pieces yet having a very strong and distinct DNA. Digging a bit deeper I like what I see. A very...

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URWERK “Amadeus UR-210”

A flamboyant anachronism For its 20th anniversary, URWERK embarks on a retro-futuristic experiment. Far from being an exercise in nostalgia, the new watch makes the sort of contrary and provocative statement one has come to expect from a watchmaker that disdains the ordinary. The experiment centres on one of URWERK’s flagship models, a UR-210. Flung into a temporal particle accelerator, this futuristic watch collides with the past to emerge transfigured as a flamboyant anachronism. “An 18th-century wall clock in the pure baroque style has pride of place in the workshops. It was one of the first collector’s pieces my...

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“FRUITÉ NOIR” the fruitiness that not everyone knows

In the French region of Provence, there is an ancient tradition called “Coufi”, which consists of aging olives before extracting their oil. As we all know nowadays, one of the unquestionable rules to get a good Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is to take the olives to the oil press immediately after their collection, however for Coufi, olives have to be remained in an environment that has nothing to do with the optimum to obtain the EVOO, they must be stored in a warm place for the fermentation of the fruit to take place. But where does this technique come...

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