Looks like we’ll be staying home for a while so while we are ordering in Buka Puasa goodies and reading up on the MCO, you should also spend a little time watching the weekly releases of The Hour Glass’ short films that starts off with MB&F founder Maximilian Büsser.
As part of its 40th anniversary celebrations, luxury watch retailer The Hour Glass presents The Lives of Artists, a series of nine short films made in collaboration with some of the world’s best artisans. Not only will you learn about how each started their career, but more importantly, you’ll learn the things that shaped their experiences and led them to where they are today.
The series has already launched with Maximilian Büsser, and you can look forward to other watchmakers like Rexhep Rexhepi (founder of Akrivia), Roger W. Smith OBE, and Felix Baumgartner and Martin Frei of Urwerk. There is, however, more than just watchmaking. Listen to them wax lyrical about creativity, pushing boundaries and challenging the narrative of design.
They aren’t all watchmakers, though, the list includes American artist Daniel Arsham, Dutch designer Wieki Somers, industrial designer Marc Newson, and Japanese designer and architect Oki Sato.
Each film will be released every Wednesday, at 8pm.
Here’s the lineup. Alternatively, you can view the entire playlist here.
22 April – Maximilian Büsser, MB&F
29 April – Sir David Adjaye OBE RA, Adjaye Associates
6 May – Rexhep Rexhepi, Akrivia
13 May – Daniel Arsham
20 May – Wieki Somers, Studio Wieki Somers
27 May – Roger W. Smith
3 June – Marc Newson
10 June – Oki Sato, Nendo
17 June – Felix Baumgartner and Martin Frei, Urwerk