C d’A Homage to Watchmaking

Watch collecting makes fountain pen collecting seem like an inexpensive hobby.  Glad I don’t cross over into watches.

Caran d’Ache creates the ultimate pen for watch lovers

Caran d'Ache 1010 timekeeper limited edition pen 
The pen is named 1010 because it is the usual position of the hands when watches are posed for photographs

As Maison Caran d’Ache is not only Swiss but also Genevoise, the love for all things horological is almost in its bloodstream. The designers of the new 1010 Timekeeper created a visual delight for watch connoisseurs, who will revel in deciphering each nuance. Where the first 1010 addressed watch movements, the new pen is a paean to watch dials, which Caran d’Ache describes as “repositories of the identity of exceptional timepieces.” Certain cultures call a dial a “watch face” with good reason…


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