|There is no watchmaker quite like Vincent Calabrese. He crafts watches of an entirely
new order - surprising in their function and unique in their design. He has been
confounding the watch cognoscenti of the world with his outrageous inventions ever since
he burst on the scene with a gold medal at the International Inventors Salon in Geneva in
Who would ever imagine that watch movements could and would be designed in the shapes of initials, animals, countries and even Japanese characters? Not only did Vincent Calabrese imagine it; he achieved it and used his accomplishment as a springboard to even more daring and inexplicable mechanisms.
He has developed multi-function watches that indicate day of week and month, week of month and year, and month of year in addition to indicating power reserve and, of course, time. He has explored new and entirely novel ways of displaying time with a design that features a numerical and analog wandering time display. He's even taken the standard dual time-zone watch, added a 24 hour indication dial at 10 o'clock and a minute reader display at 2 o'clock and staggered the second time zone by 30 minutes instead of an hour to accommodate such cities as Tehran and Bombay.
Aside from his horological explorations, Vincent Calabrese watches are impressive for their simplicity and elegant detailing. His lug designs are fresh and distinctive with some models featuring pairs of tri-layered tabs and others singly lugged in a faintly "Deco" style. Today, Calabrese is the only watchmaker crafting movements in 950 platinum or taking the time to personally develop and manufacture every single part of his watches.
Vincent Calabrese Watches at Ashford