Dan Tanenbaum - Horological Artist

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Dan Tanenbaum has perfected the art of using vintage watch parts to create one-of-a-kind encrusted sculptures. Though his pieces initially took the shape of miniature motorcycles, as his moniker ‘WatchPartsMotorcycles’ suggests, Tanenbaum’s use of the medium has evolved over the years to gild a multitude of recognizable objects as well as some of Pop Culture’s favourite subjects. From animal skulls, Air Jordan sneakers, to his KAWGS series, each watch-part rendition presents a thrilling juxtaposition of old-world ...meticulousness and engineering with a contemporary and lighthearted twist.

Coming from a family of collectors, Tanenbaum developed a natural affinity for aesthetics early on and began his watch collection with vintage Rolex sport models, now including a Rolex Submariner Reference 6538 (his personal favourite) and a Urwerk 103.09. His fascination grew as he obsessed over the stylistic quirks of bezels, crowns and hands, marvelling over the complex gear work and watch movements tracking time with precision and accuracy. “No matter how old or damaged a watch might seem, when you open the back up to reveal the movement, it’s like a time capsule as they have been sealed inside the case to protect it from the elements” says Tanenbaum. “I love the idea of breathing new life into these objects that were so obviously cherished while they kept perfect time for their owners. They deserve to be prominently displayed in their retirement.”

WatchPartsMotorcycles artworks are often inspired by the structural base selected to create them. Using found objects such as figurines, toys and apparel, the shape of each sculpture is established then defined by Tanenbaum’s distinctive styling of an intricate mosaic-like application of watch parts. Considering the changing contours of each surface and the diminutive scale of his materials, Tanenbaum’s creative mastery is truly remarkable.

Dan Tanenbaum’s WatchPartsMotorcycles artworks have been featured in publications such as The New York Times and Sharp; They can also be found in the private art collections of prominent collectors such as – DJ Steve Aoki, rapper Chief Keef, along with NFL athletes, Bud Dupree, Josh Jacobs and Xavier McKinney and many others.

Dan Tanenbaum lives and works in Toronto. You can find him and his catalogue of creations on Instagram: @watchpartsmotorcycles

Dan Tanenbaum has perfected the art of using vintage watch parts to create one-of-a-kind encrusted sculptures. Though his pieces initially took the shape of miniature motorcycles, as his moniker ‘WatchPartsMotorcycles’ suggests, Tanenbaum’s use of the medium has evolved over the years to gild a multitude of recognizable objects as well as some of Pop Culture’s favourite subjects. From animal skulls, Air Jordan sneakers, to his KAWGS series, each watch-part rendition presents a thrilling juxtaposition of old-world meticulousness and engineering with a contemporary and lighthearted twist.

Coming from a family of collectors, Tanenbaum developed a natural affinity for aesthetics early on and began his watch collection with vintage Rolex sport models, now including a Rolex Submariner Reference 6538 (his personal favourite) and a Urwerk 103.09. His fascination grew as he obsessed over the stylistic quirks of bezels, crowns and hands, marvelling over the complex gear work and watch movements tracking time with precision and accuracy. “No matter how old or damaged a watch might seem, when you open the back up to reveal the movement, it’s like a time capsule as they have been sealed inside the case to protect it from the elements” says Tanenbaum. “I love the idea of breathing new life into these objects that were so obviously cherished while they kept perfect time for their owners. They deserve to be prominently displayed in their retirement.”

WatchPartsMotorcycles artworks are often inspired by the structural base selected to create them. Using found objects such as figurines, toys and apparel, the shape of each sculpture is established then defined by Tanenbaum’s distinctive styling of an intricate mosaic-like application of watch parts. Considering the changing contours of each surface and the diminutive scale of his materials, Tanenbaum’s creative mastery is truly remarkable.

Dan Tanenbaum’s WatchPartsMotorcycles artworks have been featured in publications such as The New York Times and Sharp; They can also be found in the private art collections of prominent collectors such as – DJ Steve Aoki, rapper Chief Keef, along with NFL athletes, Bud Dupree, Josh Jacobs and Xavier McKinney and many others.

Dan Tanenbaum lives and works in Toronto. You can find him and his catalogue of creations on Instagram: @watchpartsmotorcycles

Julie Kraulis - Horological Artist

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Julie Kraulis is a world-renowned visual artist focusing on MAKING TIME, a horological collection of graphite drawings. In 2015, she stumbled into the watch world after coming across an article on iconic timepieces. Curiosity piqued, she discovered a fascinating world of soul, story, and craftsmanship. As a design enthusiast, she weaves detail and distorts scale to offer a fresh perspective on horological legends. She has worked with brands, auction houses, leading editorial publications, and the world’s foremost collectors. Her work has been featured on global platforms including GQ, Highsnobiety, HODINKEE, MR PORTER and the Financial Times. In 2021, she served on the GPHG jury. Julie lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

Alexandre Beauregard

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Beauregard engages in an artistic dialogue between the realm of precious stones and the art of watchmaking.

Dazzling, poetic works of art that fuse mastery of stones with technical prowess and an undisputed aesthetic elegance – Beauregard offers a unique vision of horology …and opens a realm in the watchmaking universe in tune with the world of Haute Couture. Delicate, precious, bearing the legacy of centuries-old craftsmanship, Beauregard elevates the beauty of nature on its Haute Joaillerie ... dials with the refinement of Swiss tradition.

Descriptions of Alexandre Beauregard abound, as do attempts to capture his essence. But despite himself, the man resists. He doesn't like boxes: too small. Or contracts: the handshake is his signature. His gaze is his bond. What the eponymous brand offers today is not just a product, but a true high-end horological and jewelry universe, grounded in the mastery of lapidary art combined with Swiss watchmaking excellence. It presents a floral, enchanted, and poetic composition. Its aesthetic language draws from the realms of art, design, and fashion, culminating in a mere few millimeters of graphite. There, at the pencil tip, across hundreds of pages, the designs for the watches come to life. Timepieces and jewels, precious and precise, as generous in color and contour as the vibrant designs that animate their dials. Each watch first speaks to the heart. In that moment, the essence of the stone awakens the body’s senses: sight, touch, and almost the taste of a sweet treat whimsically named Candy.

Eric Ricioppo - Podcast Host & Timepiece Enthusiast

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Eric Ricioppo based out of Edmonton, Alberta is the host of Rico's Watches Podcast which he founded in January 2020. Having now completed over 150 episodes of his podcast; with well over 100 different guests, Eric has become an accomplished interviewer and well known member of the watch community.

Watches have been a part of Eric's life since he was young. His first memory of his love of watches he says "is handling my dad’s old blue dial two two tone Bulova Marine Star as a little kid. My first watch was a Seiko 5 that I was given by him in elementary school." Starting Rico's Watches Podcast was driven from his desire to take on a more significant role within the watch community and of ... course his passion he feels for timepieces.

On what watches represent to him, Eric says "I believe people should invest in the tools and things they interact with every day. For me a watch is something I rely on and the history and engineering behind them is something I find fascinating...they are a way for me to connect with others and a community of like minded people who appreciate the finer details and things in life."

Eric focuses his love of watches and his podcasts primarily on military/tactical style watches - "They align with me the most due to my work, the types of people and personalities in those environments. The watches in that space appeal to me due to their robust nature and do anything and go anywhere design. My day isn’t predictable and I need a watch that can handle anything."

Eric is not only passionate about watches, he also enjoys: scuba diving, reading, shooting and working on vintage cars. Eric is also an active supporter of Project Recover which works to locate and exhume the remains of MIA soldiers around the globe.

Diana Evans - Horological Artist

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Diana Evans is a talented Canadian artist, illustrator, and designer known for her captivating work in the realms of children's literature and pop art. With a passion for creativity that has been evident since childhood, Diana's journey as an artist began at a remarkably young age. At just four years old, she developed a fascination with horology, which would later influence her artistic endeavors.

In 2018, Diana embarked on a new artistic venture, delving into the realm of pop art with a focus on time as her central theme. This marked a pivotal moment in her artistic evolution, allowing her to express her unique perspective through a vibrant and dynamic artistic style. In 2019 she developed a line of products for Horological lovers because she couldn't find what she wanted. ... From clothing to fun housewares it is a growing collection.

Throughout her career, Diana has made significant contributions to the world of children's literature, both as an illustrator and author. Her imaginative illustrations and compelling storytelling have brought joy to countless young readers, and her work has been featured in a variety of beloved children's books. Furthermore, her artistic talents have extended to the realm of television, where she has created art for shows aired on NBC, showcasing her versatility as a visual artist.

Diana's artistic philosophy centers on the belief that art has the power to transport us to extraordinary places, evoking profound emotions that nourish the soul. Her creative vision has led her to collaborate with various prominent brands, and her diverse body of work continues to resonate with audiences around the world.

As she looks ahead, Diana is poised to further expand her artistic horizons, with exciting projects ahead. Her dedication to her craft and her unwavering belief in the transformative power of art promise a future filled with boundless creativity and inspiration.

James Stacey

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James is a writer, photographer, and intrepid podcast host from Toronto, Canada. A mechanical obsessive with a passion for adventure, watches, cars, and more, James covers the world of watches as the Lead Editor at Hodinkee and many more topics via his seat as the co-host of The Grey NATO.

Jason Heaton

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Jason Heaton has over a decade-long history of adventure, travel, wristwatch, and gear writing. His work has appeared in Outside magazine, Gear Patrol, Men’s Journal, The Telegraph, Wired, Australian Geographic, and Hodinkee, among others. In 2017, The New York Times called him “a test pilot for the world’s most illustrious undersea timepieces.” He is the co-host of the popular podcast, The Grey NATO, and creator of the blog, Swimpruf. In 2021, he published his first novel, Depth Charge. A certified technical diver, Heaton has been underwater all over the world, from the Galapagos to New Zealand to the Caribbean and, since 2015, he has been a member of the prestigious Explorers Club. He lives with his wife, Gishani, in Minneapolis.