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Timeless timekeepers and stylish boxes

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Published: Jul 9, 2015 06:34:05 AM IST
Updated: Jul 3, 2015 12:45:24 PM IST
Timeless timekeepers and stylish boxes

Timeless timekeepers
The 1943 chronograph made by Italy’s Panerai family for the deck officers of the Royal Italian Navy was called Mare Nostrum (Latin for ‘Our Sea’), referring to the ancient Roman Empire’s control over the Mediterranean Sea. Based on the prototype of the 1943 model, the new Mare Nostrum Titanio has been constructed with great technical accuracy and similar aesthetic characteristics. It is a special edition of only 150 units, and faithfully reproduces the 1943 model, updating it to the highest standards of today’s watchmaking. The 52-mm diameter tonneau-shaped case is made of brushed titanium. Protected by a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment, the dial is made in two levels and is a sophisticated tobacco brown, coordinated with the brown leather strap and its ecru stitching.

Timeless timekeepers and stylish boxes

Boxed in
Keep these lacquer boxes—wooden, with a lacquered surface—together, or separately. Use them to store things, or simply to add colour.


Timeless timekeepers and stylish boxes

Between the covers
This fibre sculpture called ‘The Experience of a Book’ from Pomegranate Designs could make for an unusual gift to someone who cherishes the printed word.

Timeless timekeepers and stylish boxes
These chess piece bookends use an unusual combination of material in their construction: Cast iron and wood. Can sure stack a whole lot between them.

(Boxed in, Between the covers, Back-to-back, courtesy Better Interiors)

(This story appears in the 10 July, 2015 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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