It seems you can teach traditionalists new tricks as legendary watchmaker Vincent Calabrese is reinventing himself as a social media star.
Mr. Calabrese is known in watchmaking circles for creations including Corum’s Golden Bridge and Blancpain’s Tourbillon-Carousel.
He is credited with being the first watchmaker in the world to add a flying tourbillon to a wristwatch in 1985.
In the same year, he joined with Svend Andersen to create the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants (AHCI), a collective of independent watchmakers that includes Frank Muller, F.P. Journe, George Daniels and many others.
Today he makes watches under his own name again for NHC Nouvelle Horlogerie Calabrese, hand-crafting a limited number of horologically unique high art timepieces, which will be discussed via his social media channels: