My Favourite Pieces: Andrew Renton reminisces through watches

My Favourite Pieces: Andrew Renton reminisces through watches

There is “something magical” for curator Andrew Renton in feeling a watch movement on his wrist “I think for me watches have been more interesting the less necessary they’ve become,” he says “We definitely don’t need a watch to tell the time now — they’re most of the time less accurate than our iPhone” But he feels a relationship to the mechanisms inside, favouring watches with complications “that have a purpose” and those he has to wind.

“Even though I’m forgetful, I like the physicality of engaging with the mechanism and I feel like I’ve put energy in and so the energy releases back,” he says. Mr Renton, 55, is professor of curating at Goldsmiths, University of London, and was the founding director of the Marlborough Contemporary gallery in London Through his work as a consultant advising art collectors on what to buy he recognises collecting as “an obsession that goes beyond . More

Popular products near you

Popular Posts

Taking Time for Shine With Novelties From Watches and Jewelry Labels

WWD is covering the demonstrations and protests across the U.S. in the days after George Floyd was k...

read more

Engagement Ring -Swirl Three Stone Diagonally Set Diamond Anniversary Ring Yellow Go…

Dec 28, 2018 - Engagement Ring -Swirl Three Stone Diagonally Set Diamond Anniversary Ring Yel...

read more

14KT Gold White Gold Turquoise And Diamond Earrings

Weight: 3.99 Country of Origin: INDIA Metal: 14k White Gold Gem Weight: 2.86 Diamond Weight: 0.63 CT...

read more

After Washing Your Hands, Here's How to Clean and Disinfect Your Watches and Jewelry

Your cleaning habits should also extend to your watches and jewelry. "Cleaning your jewelry regularl...

read more

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Get the best news about jewelry and watch industries, products and services