Author: Sparkling PR

Events

Lunch with Chronoswiss


Chronoswiss hosted a casual lunch at the Hotel Fontecruz in Lisbon to show us their new collections.

Chronoswiss is a modern mechanical watch brand: the symbiosis of horological know-how, nonconformist designs, modern materials and classical artisanal mastery. Their creative inventions and in-house capacity allows them to offer handcrafted modern mechanical horology in a surprising price range. They see this as a modern adaptation of horological heritage; aimed at watch lovers with a unique vision of what life can be.

Thank you to João Saraiva from Importempo for the lunch invitation and; to Massimiliano Grotto from Chronoswiss for a delightful conversation. It’s always a pleasure to be invited to an exclusive lunch with a Swiss brand and; some of the most recognizable names in the Portuguese watch industry.

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  • Chronoswiss lunch
  • Chronoswiss lunch
  • Chronoswiss lunch
  • Chronoswiss lunch
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A touch of Vintage with Watch Garage


The vintage world has always fascinated me, mainly when it comes to bags and shoes; – we all know how much women love their accessories! But most recently, the world of vintage watches has caught my eye. Over the last few years there’s been a worldwide “acceptance” of the vintage condition in watchmaking; and consequently an explosion of IG accounts dealing with this market. But most surprising, brands and retailers alike have started tapping into this side of the business; providing a safe and regulated environment for their clients.

One of the dealers I’ve recently met is André Sampaio from Watch Garage. André is of course a watch lover and aficionado and collects them himself. But he didn’t come from the watch world which is what draw my attention in the first place. Like myself André left his corporate world behind to dedicate his precious time to his true passion.

André is based in Porto, started off building his network slowly; and is now one of the most reputable dealers in the area. But I’ll let you discover more about this passionate watch geek yourself on our IG live below. Besides a compelling discussion about vintage, how to get started and what to watch out for; André also showed us some very cool pieces – mainly Rolexes, of course.

Thank you to André; for showing us why vintage watches is not only for collectors and how easy it is to get hooked.

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Linde Werdelin & Sustainability


For this latest instagram live, I had the pleasure of chatting with Jorn Werdelin from the luxury sports watch brand, Linde Werdelin. We talked about the new 3-Timer Nord, the brand’s commitment to sustainability and their continued efforts to closing the gap between brand and clients.

In 2002, Morten Linde and Jorn Werdelin created Linde Werdelin. The two friends got together to create a timepiece that would combine the reliability of a mechanical watch with the precision of professional digital instruments. This idea was born after Jorn suffered an unfortunate skiing accident.

Personal engagement and curiosity fuel LW on a daily basis, bringing to life collections which illustrate the two main universes of the brand, land and sea. From mountain climbing to deep sea diving, adrenaline is a part of the brand’s dna as so are functionality and accuracy. The brand currently has three collections, Spidos, Oktopus and 3-Timer.

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Sustainability has long been a priority for Linde Wedelin. From conscious design and production, recycled packaging to putting efforts into a circular economy, diversion, inclusion and energy efficiency. LW has greatly contributed to making the world better, ultimately gaining them the butterfly mark from Positive luxury; a company that is committed to creating a positive impact on the world.

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The Couch Sessions – Discovering GoS Watches


I spend a lot of my days online searching for new and exciting topics for our Couch Sessions; and I’m always astonished when I stumble upon great brands which I haven’t seen before. GoS Watches was one of them.

I was immediately drawn to the aesthetics of these timepieces and the detailed work of the case and dial, which is so recognizable and sets this brand apart.

GoS Watches was born from a partnership between master blade smith Johan Gustafsson and master watchmaker Patrik Sjögren. They first met in 2007 and blended the two crafts together with their rich Scandinavian heritage. 

The process of hand forging Damascus steel creates unique patterns which give the iconic personality and character to the watches, and thanks to this technique each piece is a one-of-a-kind work of art. What impressed me the most is that Johan creates these patterns blindly since the steel needs to be blazing hot, so he only sees the final design at the end of the process. I was also fascinated by Johan’s mastery to go from working on knives to small surfaces such as a watch dial, let alone creating watch hands out of Damascus steel, which he also does!

The watchmaking finishings are mind-blowing as well. Patrik was kind enough to show us a prototype he’s been working on, where he’s been testing a northern lights effect on a dial mixing in all the emerald green tones to get that ethereal impression. Even though Patrik still considers this dial a work in progress, it was stunning, you could definitely see the aurora borealis effect!

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The Scandinavian heritage is part of this brand’s dna and serves as inspiration to every design, from the rich nature of the land, to the Nordic seasons or the Nordic lights. GoS Watches also digs deep into the Viking history reviving some ancient decoration patterns from the Viking ages.

The end result is a strong watch worthy of shows like Game of Thrones or Vikings. 

GoS watches also offers uniquely customized handcrafted watches, customers can request specific colors and patterns to make their watch their own.

Thanks again so much to Patrik for sharing his passion and a little bit of his secrets with us.

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The Couch Sessions – Beauregard Watches


For this episode of the Couch Sessions, I welcomed Alexandre from Beauregard Watches.

I met Alexandre last year at the Geneva show Barton 7, where I instantly fell in love with his collection, Dahlia. Plus, Alexandre is as warm and friendly as you expect every Canadian to be. His honesty and authenticity is inspiring and his nonchalant approach to watchmaking refreshing.

Dahlia, his first collection took the watch world by surprise. The unique combination of a central flying tourbillon framed in uniquely petal-shaped natural stones earned Alexandre one of the highest honors for any debuting watch brand; a nomination in the ladies category at the Grand Prix de l’Horlogerie de Genève.

Pursuing the tradition of capturing and reinterpreting the elegance of the world’s flowers, Beauregard unveiled Lili in June 2020. The brand’s latest creation in their portfolio, incorporating miniature gardens carved out of precious stones.

The delicate Lili cocktail watch is a feast to the eyes with its 33 natural stone petals in Turquoise, Opal and a myriad of fine stones. They are then carefully sculpted and polished by hand before being adjusted by a master jeweller. This collection comes in its gold and diamonds combination, or in the sleek steel configuration. So, for those who believe watches should tell more than time, Lili is a work of art bound to resonate with the soul. 

THE LIVE

Thank you again to Alex for being a guest and sharing his passion and his new collection.

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