Watchmaking and the pandemic: #Resilience

“Kintsugi” or the art of resilience


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May 2020

“Kintsugi” or the art of resilience

Our new print issue is devoted to the theme of resilience for the watch world in light of the pandemic. The imagery in this special is based around the Japanese concept of Kintsugi, which is the art of “precious scars”. It can also be seen as a way of overcoming adversity, turning something worthless into something valuable – lead into gold.


he Japanese technique of Kintsugi is a way of mending broken porcelain or ceramic by joining the pieces together with lacquer mixed with powdered gold.

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