New York Times: Gathering Watch-World Heritage in One URL

New York Times: Gathering Watch-World Heritage in One URL. “Imagine if the world’s horological archives — and their cache of pamphlets, drawings, reports, photographs, letters and other primary sources — were accessible to anyone with an internet connection. To make that possible, the universe of analog ephemera documenting the history of watchmaking would need to be digitized and organized into a Big Data repository, an effort almost too big to contemplate. And yet, over the past two years, a team of horological specialists has begun to do just that, creating what it calls the Watch Library.”

‘The Persistence Of Memory’: Online Museum And Ode To Independent Watchmaking (Quill & Pad)

Quill & Pad: ‘The Persistence Of Memory’: Online Museum And Ode To Independent Watchmaking. “The ‘great lockdown of 2020’ gifted us with something unique and outstanding: from the depths of an anxiety-inducing existence arose an online exhibition called ‘The Persistence of Memory,’ which can perhaps best be described as an online museum honoring some of the most influential and important independent watchmakers of the modern era.”

Evolution Of Social Media Watch Photographs Part 3: Storytelling, Collaboration, And A Bunch Of Boobs (Quill & Pad)

Quill & Pad: Evolution Of Social Media Watch Photographs Part 3: Storytelling, Collaboration, And A Bunch Of Boobs. “Yes, it’s already time for the latest update in my series of articles providing a completely subjective, unscientific, and unofficial history of watch photographs online. It was 2015 when I first wrote about the history of wristshots. More than five years passed before I penned a second installment that included both wristshots and other forms of watch photography. It’s only been six months since then, but the world of online watch imagery has been changing rapidly since late last year, both for better and worse in my view.” It’s always a pleasure to read an article by someone who so clearly loves and studies his subject. Jeremy Clockson could have written this.

WatchPro: Jaeger-LeCoultre returns 360 degree 3D images in Google search results

WatchPro: Jaeger-LeCoultre returns 360 degree 3D images in Google search results. “In November, Richemont, Kering, Farfetch and Alibaba Group announced the creation of a steering group with the lofty ambition to redefine luxury retail for this century. The latest initiative sees Richemont and Google working together to offer augmented reality presentation of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Master Control Chronograph Calendar directly from mobile search results.”

The Telegraph: Database aims to counter surge in luxury watch thefts

The Telegraph: Database aims to counter surge in luxury watch thefts . “The increased targeting of luxury watches by ruthless street robbers and smash and grab gangs has led to a dramatic rise in the number of stolen timepieces being registered with a crime prevention database. The surge in thefts – which has seen more than £1m of watches stolen in central London in the first quarter of this year alone – has led to a rush of owners using the Watch Register in a bid to trace their items.”