The New Days of Disco

MILAN — Climate Week had just begun in New York when seemingly half the fashion journalists, retailers and related style professionals in the city boarded a Delta flight to Milan — most for the first time since February 2020, just before the world came to a virus-induced halt. Despite all the talk that has been … Read more

Sculptures That ‘Show the Beauty of Each Watch’

“We wanted to preserve history.” Eduard Kurayev was talking about Berd Vay’e, the business that he and Albert Akbashev, a friend from their high school days in New York City, founded in 2014. “We wanted to show to the world the beauty of each watch.” The company suspends vintage watch parts in Lucite, creating limited-edition … Read more

Watches, Unusual Names and Social Responsibility

When Alexander Mehdi Bennouna, a former chief executive of Victorinox Swiss Army, co-founded a new watch brand last year, he did not name it after himself, like many watchmakers have done, or choose something that emphasized the company’s Swiss roots. Instead, the collection, which introduced its first timepieces on Kickstarter in June, was called DecideAndAct. … Read more

A Tokyo Watch Collector Aims for Sustainability

TOKYO — Of the timepieces in his collection — which includes two Patek Philippe enamel-dial Calatrava Ref. 2526 watches and a Van Cleef & Arpels gold mini travel clock, all from the 1950s — Michiteru Ohtani is particularly fond of a Disney edition Seiko mechanical watch from 1962. When he entered kindergarten, “my grandfather gave … Read more