Saturday, October 20, 2012

Getting into Horology

Mechanical timepiece has always impresses me with the fact that so many hand made components are packed into one small case and with its own source of energy. Surely any quartz watch with a fraction of a price of these mechanical watches are more accurate in terms of time telling, but to some, not having a small beating mechanical heart in a watch is unacceptable! 

I was fortunate to visit some of the timepiece boutiques in Abu Dhabi and Dubai and can't help but fiddle with some of the impressive contemporary horology pieces out there. Here are some of my favourites:

Glashutte Original: PanoReserve hand wound

Omega Speedmaster - Manual 

IWC Portuguese Classic (limited 500pc) Manual with Piaget movement

Besides learning how to pronounce some of these brands (like Audemars PiguetJaeger LeCoultre), understanding how it works is a whole new adventure itself. The very art of horology requires a lifetime of patience and utmost dedication to perfection.