Meeting of Masters — Episode 2 — From Light to Time

Still images from the second episode of Backes & Strauss' The Meeting of Masters.

Still images from the second episode of Backes & Strauss’ The Meeting of Masters.

In the first episode of The Meeting of Masters by Backes & Strauss, we got a glance at the craft of dial making. This time, in a two-minute video, the world’s oldest diamond company presents the art of diamond setting, movement engraving and watchmaking. We can experience the mastery required to make a watch, such as the Backes & Strauss Piccadilly Renaissance that is decorated with 137 ideal-cut diamonds.

About Backes & Strauss

For over two centuries, Backes & Strauss has constantly looked forward, pioneering new diamond cutting techniques and enthralling connoisseurs with its compelling designs.

Today, Backes & Strauss is part of the Franck Muller group. Backes & Strauss and The Franck Muller Group are masters of the art and science of their respective crafts. While Backes & Strauss is occupied with light and Franck Muller is concerned with time, both share a devotion to mathematical precision.

The result of this meeting of masters is a collection of timepieces so intricate, they are veritable masterpieces both inside and out.

As a graphic designer, I'm fascinated by the crossroads between technology and aesthetics. Horology is one of these crafts, where art and engineering come together to produce mechanical wonders that grace the eye. WatchPaper was born from the desire to create an online tool where I can share my passion for watches.