Men’s Individual Fashion is media partner of the watch exhibition „Munich Time“, which takes place from October 30 until November
1, 2015 in the Hotel Bayrischer Hof in Munich. Admission is free of charge.
Beijing/Glashütte/Dresden, May 16, 2016
Photographies of the well-known Chinese artist Pang Xiaowei which show Saxony and the watch manufacturer A. Lange & Söhne. Recently, they were displayed in Beijing.
October 16, 2015
There are things, which matter to men. Which are able taking their sleep and breath and which inspire them to try hard: Ladies, cars and watches are among them for sure. To deal with this more intensely would be beyond the scope of this website. However, why do men love watches so much?
Watches- as diverse as life
We asked this question a lot during our visit to Glashütte, the centre of the German watch industry. There are watches in all colours, shapes, formats and to every price. The watch is the most versatile accessory a man can think of. Anke Johne, representative of the German Watch Museum Glashütte says: „You can wear for every occasion another watch.“ Thus the selection is huge: Sporty watches, chronographs, world time watches, pilot watches or design watches which focus mainly on a nice watch face. For every type of men, for every wrist, every budget und every taste you can find a matching watch. Selected well, a watch can support the personality of a man and give him overall joy every day. Whereas a bold coloured business shirt or a distinctive tie pattern is overall visible, a watch is more discreet.
Technology as it’s best
Men love technology, for example watches with special stopp features for sports or an event. It was incredible fascinating to see in manufactures how much effort, care and hand work is dedicated to a mechanical watch. Manufactures work on watches with accuracy which is breathtaking. There are screws with a diameter of around a third milimeter.
These companies put in expenditure and effort a lot to enable nicely designed and perfectly working accessories. Arnd Einhorn, press director of A. Lange & Söhne, one of the most traditional watch manufacures worldwide, says: „The watch is the manly toy.“ There are men who appreciate the delicate engravings, others pay attention to extensive features in a chronograph.
And let’s admit it: Prestige
The watch is the permanent companion on the wrist. In office, it is for sure the number one status symbol. Watch manufactures are omnipresent in the media, there is no limit to prices for mechanical watches and the most famous of all manly movie heros, James Bond, prominantly wears a decent watch, especially the brand Omega.
The watch is on the rise. Apple invented the Apple Watch and thus addresses a larger circle of people. Arnd Einhorn from A. Lange & Söhne, which manufactures highly skilled mechanical watches has a positive view on this: „We are not afraid of the Apple Watch. It will kindle the interest of people towards watches once again.“
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