As watch connoisseurs will attest, when you buy a watch you’re acquiring much more than a new timepiece. A watch is quite literally a wearable piece of kinetic art, functional yet inherently beautiful with a value which cannot be quantified by price alone.
The master horologist must balance complex feats of mechanical engineering against allure and artistry. The very finest watchmakers create true works of art, timeless pieces which evoke a deep response and a connection with their owner that goes far beyond the merely practical.
An excellent example is the Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Twin Beat Perpetual Calendar, the winner of Watch of the Year at the 2019 Square Mile Watch Awards. It’s clever, cutting-edge design combines a Perpetual Calendar which can run for 65 days with pristine, podium-worthy aesthetics. The overall effect is enough to raise a flutter in the hearts of even the most hardened of watch geeks.
At Red Eight Gallery we understand watchmaking as a modern art form which is why we’re the perfect partner for this year’s Square Mile Watch Awards.
As London’s fastest-growing new gallery we see a natural synergy between a fine watch and a work of art. Our ethos centres around discovering exciting up-and-coming artists whose work is as rich in potential as it is in depth of meaning and raw human emotion.
At Red Eight Gallery we understand watchmaking as a modern art form which is why we’re the perfect partner for this year’s Square Mile Watch Awards
Red Eight’s portfolio represents a diverse range of artists from all over the globe. Co-founder of the ATG crew and renowned for his remarkable head for heights, Panik has become one of London’s most sought-after graffiti artists and today channels the energy, freedom and danger of the streets into his studio. Syrian-born artist Adel Dauood channels his memories of home and experiences of war into powerful works laden with chaos and confusion.
Also trying to make sense of the world, and the universe, around her is self-confessed free spirit Rachel Chamberlain. The Baltimore-born artist’s abstract canvases hint at a higher plane of understanding, inviting the viewer to seek a meaningful and profoundly spiritual connection with the world unseen.
Red Eight Gallery is proud to sponsor this year’s Square Mile Watch Awards which celebrates the meeting point between pure artistry and the ingenuity of human endeavour in one of its finest forms.
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