Only natural stones in Hausmann & Co. jewels: here the Plenilunio hand made ring collection

20 四月 2018 |

The most beautiful colors comes from Nature.   This is the source of the powerful colors of the Plenilunio collection. Green Agata, Kogolong (white), Lapis (blue), Sciacca coral (orange), and Onyx (black). This is their raw shape, before the stones will be cut and polished.

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Turkish numbers on the dials of pocket watches for Ottoman Empire

18 四月 2018 | ,

What hour is it? Let’ say it better: what kind of numbers are they? On the dial of this watch you can see Turkish numbers, always featured in the dial of watches made for the Ottoman Emperor from the beginning of 17th century. Initially oval-shaped, then round, they became enclosed with several protective watch-cases. The…

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The three-quarter plate: a style hallmark for A. Lange & Söhne

15 四月 2018 | , ,

Ferdinand Adolph Lange was a perfectionist watchmaker, seeking for the optimum engineering solutions for its watches. This is the reason why he worked on the evolution of the many separate bridges and cocks commonly used to assembly the movement of a watch. For the watchmaker it was a quite hard work, made of trials and…

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The Pendule Sympathique by Breguet: maybe the most complicated clock in the world

10 三月 2018 | , ,

This is, probably, the most complicated clock in the world. Better: the clock and the watch, together. In 1835 Abraham-Louis Breguet introduced to his son probably his most fascinating, complicated and hard to implement invention: the “pendule sympathique”. A precision pendulum clock that could mechanically wind and set the correct time on a pocket watch,…

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The ancient Roman Carnival, below our building in via del Corso

8 二月 2018 | ,

From XV to XIX Century Rome was the world leading city of the Carnival season. The Roman people enjoyed the Carnival period rich in parties and entertainments, such as horse rides, disguised parties and parades, games and tournaments. Goethe wrote: “Roman Carnival is not an holiday given to people, yet an holiday that people gives…

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Hausmann & Co. House, how it was called during the 20s

15 一月 2018 |

An ancient business card helps to read some of the features of a Company lasting more than two Centuries. A solid relationship with the main watchmaking Houses. At the beginning of the XX Century, the major names were Vacheron & Constantin and Patek, Philippe & Cie (please note the ancient names of those Companies, unveiling…

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