After six years of research and development, Greubel Forsey was able to devise a way to see Wigan’s sculptures on such a small scale. The tiny optical system acts like a microscope for the wrist, magnifying the object inside the watch 23 times. It’s a polished, concave piece of glass that reflects natural light onto the sculpture from various angles, which allows the viewer to shift the focus and see the art even in dim light.
So far Wigan has sculpted tiny versions of a golden mask, a ship, a Coca-Cola bottle and a hummingbird for the watch brand. It takes him anywhere from a few weeks to a few months to build each sculpture. And it takes the atelier’s Unique Pieces Workshop—a group of five or so craftsman—nearly half a year to finish an Art Piece 1. Greubel Forsey only produces two art pieces a year, which helps to explain why these watches cost more than a house. Or as Wigan likes to explain the investment: “It’s like you’re wearing a little museum on your wrist.”
Enjoy this beautiful song “Everyone Hides” from Wilco’s forthcoming 11th album, Ode To Joy, out on October 4. The album is also available in a limited-edition vinyl box set designed by my Grammy-winning pal Lawrence Azerrad who co-produced the Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition with Tim Daly and me. Check out the specs on […]
Mindbending work by Portugal-based graffiti artist Rodrigo Miguel Sepúlveda Nunes, aka Vile. See more at his Instagram feed, vile_graffiti. (via Kottke) View this post on Instagram A post shared by 💥VILE💥 (@vile_graffiti) on Aug 15, 2019 at 9:59am PDT
Listen to the wonderful outsider musician Daniel Johnston, who died last week, cover The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows.” The cover was included on the 2006 compilation “Do It Again: A Tribute to Pet Sounds.” (via r/ObscureMedia)
When it comes to data analytics or deep learning, there’s one language behind the apps and algorithms that power the biggest companies of today: Python. The best part about this tool is that as versatile as it is, it’s actually fairly easy to learn. But mastery? For that, you need more than just a beginners’ […]
Your smartphone’s GPS is a modern necessity for some trips, but how do you use it safely? It’s been a problem ever since phones went mobile. A certain phone mount even shelled out the money for a commercial during the Big Game, so clearly there’s a market for the solution. Turns out there are a […]
There’s reading for pleasure, and then there’s reading for fuel; absorbing the great ideas in nonfiction books so you can apply them in your own life. In today’s hectic pace, it can be difficult to find the time to do that reading – especially for the entrepreneurs and professionals who can benefit the most from […]