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Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon: An Artistic Beauty!

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Complicated watchmaking is the supreme test of the designer’s expertise and watchmakers’ skill. Patek Philippe masters all horological complications and has built the world’s most complicated portable timepieces in the past century. In each watch many lifetimes of artistry and skill are captured to produce an object of timeless worth.During the 174 years since it was founded, Patek Philippe has demonstrated its expertise in the entire spectrum of horological complications. Impressive manifestations of this competence include the Calibre 89 presented in 1989. With 33 complications, it holds the world record as the most complicated portable mechanical watch.

Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon showcases two artisanal skills: the art of the engraver and that of the enameler. Since the advent of Geneva’s watchmaking heritage in the late 16th century, both of these crafts have been inseparably allied with watchmaking.The Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon Ref. 6002 unites the two dimensions with incomparable poise: the precision of a tourbillon timekeeping instrument with the rate accuracy of a chronometer and the immaculate decorations that reflect the finest artisanal traditions of Geneva.Making the body that will hold a watch, and crafting the bracelet that will keep it in place, are as important at Patek Philippe as the movement itself. Crafting a case is extremely intricate work requiring the work of about 20 specialists performing around 50 operations.

The Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon Ref. 6002 for men and women unites two dimensions with incomparable poise: the precision of a tourbillon timekeeping instrument with the rate accuracy of a chronometer and the immaculate decorations that reflect the finest artisanal traditions of Geneva.

Features:

Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillobfeatures 12 complications and two dials. They each possess a minute repeater with two cathedral gongs and a tourbillon; on the front dial, they both indicate standard time and feature a perpetual calendar with a retrograde date and a moonphase display. The rear dials set the stage for astronomical functions: they show the northern sky, sidereal time, and the angular progression and phases of the moon.Unlike the Ref. 5002, it indicates the moon phases instead of the moon age and features apertures instead of hands for the day of the week, month, and leap year displays.

The Front Dial:

The dial is crafted from a thin disk in gold that is milled out until the crisp railway track scale, the surrounds of the dial center, calendar apertures, and moon-phase display stand out in relief. This is followed by the work of the specialized champlevé enameler who fills the recesses around the relief contours with molten enamel by hand. The viscous mixture of vitreous powder, metal oxides for color, and oil is applied with an ultra-fine brush. Even the smallest bounded recesses are carefully filled with enamel. When all recesses have been uniformly filled, the miniature oeuvre is fired in the oven at 850° Celsius.

The small lunar disk is another fine example of champlevé: the circumference of the moon is elaborated in relief and enclosed with blue enamel. The cratered landscape of the moon’s surface is emulated with gradations of white, gray, and black enamel. This represents a huge effort for a single dial element, but it certainly ranks among the most poetic complications imaginable.

The Back Dial:

In the rear you will find an illustration of the northern sky that is adorned with a sidereal time display and an indication for both the angular progression and the phases of the moon.The back dial of the Sky Moon Tourbillon Ref. 6002 presents a highly unusual spectacle on its rear dial. The night sky of the northern hemisphere rotates beneath a sapphire-crystal glass, depicting the angular motion of the stars and of the moon, the meridian passages of Sirius and of the moon, and the waxing and waning moon phases. Additionally, two hands from the center indicate sidereal time on a 24-hour scale.These fascinating functions are handled by a highly unique, patented mechanical module.

The Case:

The case of the Ref. 6002 is a superb oeuvre carved from the massive white-gold blank entirely by hand. The eloquent ornaments, arabesque garlands, and gently curved elements of the Calatrava cross are produced with chip removal techniques using sharp burins that not only incise the precious metal but actually “lift” the decorations out of the gold surface.The case is executed in 18k white gold and measures 43.5 x 18mm, which is large but understandable given the movement within.

More than one hundred hours of work are invested until the engraving alone meets the approval of the master artisans. With the same precision and artistry, the engraver uses relief techniques to decorate the minute- repeater slide in the case flank, the two crowns, and the white-gold clasp that locks the strap. The ornaments of the two crowns are as informative as they are decorative: The dynamometric winding crown at 4 o’clock shows an arrow in relief to indicate the direction of rotation, while the moon and stars in relief on the crown at 2 o’clock reveal that it is intended to adjust sidereal time and the celestial functions on the rear dial of the watch.

Most Complex Masterpiece:

In horological terms, the Ref. 6002 distinguishes itself only marginally from its predecessor. Even though the caliber RTO 27 QR SID LU CL is the Genevan manufacture’s most complicated wristwatch movement, its concept is to unite not as many as possible, but the most fascinating complications in the compact case of a wristwatch: a perpetual calendar with a retrograde date display, a minute repeater, a tourbillon, the display of sidereal time and a depiction of the nocturnal sky with the motion of the stars, the angular progression of the moon, and the moon phases.

Price:

Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon men and women watch is a beauty beyond words. It will sweep away your mind not just in terms of its super complicated features and spellbound looks, but also by money. This astonishingly beautiful masterpiece is of around Rs. 8,75,10,000 approximately will make you go weak in your knees. Not a watch that everyone can afford, but definitely a watch worth seeing once in your lifetime.

Technical Data:

  • Mechanical manually wound movement
  • Caliber R TO 27 QR SID LU CL
  • Reference 6002 Sky Moon Tourbillon
  • Double-faced wristwatch
  • Minute repeater
  • Chime with two “cathedral” gongs activated by a slide piece in the case
  • Tourbillon
  • Front side: Perpetual calendar with retrograde date hand
  • Hours and minutes of mean solar time
  • Day, month, leap year in apertures
  • Moon phases
  • Dial with black enamel in champlevé and cloisonné, gold applied Roman numerals
  • Reverse side: sidereal time, sky chart, phases and orbit of the moon
  • 18K gold dial plate
  • Case, crowns, slide piece, hands and lugs entirely hand-engraved
  • Alligator strap with square scales, hand-stitched, shiny black, hand-engraved fold-over clasp
  • Hand-engraved and lacquered fold-over clasp
  • Case is humidity and dust protected only (not water resistant)
  • White gold
  • Case diameter: 44 mm

Conclusion:

The 6002 truly combines the best of all artistic worlds: housed in an elaborate 18-karat white gold case, it can be fittingly said that it resembles a sculpture rather than an engraved case. Despite the amount of complication housed within, this men and women watch remains wearable and defines an all new level of style, class and unmatched status.Patek Philippe has always produced complicated watches that are definitely not affordable by general public but definitely has all the features that would make the wearer the talk of the town kind of personality.With this Sky-Moon mechanism, Patek Philippe has achieved a nearly incredible degree of precision in the astronomical depiction of the heavenly canopy.

 

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What Photos You Take at a Wedding?

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There are very many photos you will need for your wedding; for you create very unforgettable memories you will need to be creative with how and where you will need to take these photographs. Where you take photographs will tell a better story of your wedding day.

These are the best photos you should take that will document the whole story of the wedding day;

  • Preparation

These kinds of photos are not so serious or more official; they are mostly taken when the subjects are not aware.  The photos are taken even before anyone is dressed up for the function. Mostly many of them will be doing their preparations on both sides. The centre of focus will be either where the bride is or where the groom is

  • Bouquet

This is also one of the photos you cannot miss among wedding photos. The bouquet will always match the dressing code of the bride and the groom. It may be taken when the bouquet is alone or the bride holding it or even both of them, the bride and groom holding it.

  • Personality photos

The people in focus during a wedding day are either the bride or the groom hence these kinds of photos will focus on them mainly. These photos can be official or just casual; they are normally taken in different locations with different poses. You can always show all your funniest poses that will create memories for you in the future. Actually these are the most taken photos in a wedding.

  • Shoes

There is always some obsession with the kind of shoes worn in the wedding; this is specifically for the bride. This is because the mostly don’t get to put on those shoes anymore again. However this photo is not really that necessary but if you took it, it would be just fine.

  • The cake

Well, this is a must-have photo; a cake is a very important symbol in weddings. Without a cake there is typically no wedding, this is very important that you should have a picture of a cake. It can be a standalone picture or during the cake-cutting process or even during sharing of the cake.

  • The reception

After the vows everyone heads to the reception, this is the palace where all the decorations are done. You can take some shots of an empty reception or the ones where people have already filled up the reception. This will give a very good remembrance.

  • Rings

The rings are also very important to take their photos, it is the very important details that you should

  • Groom portrait

This is the picture that a groom can focus on alone and remember the very day of the wedding because he is the centre of focus here. Do not just focus on the bride and forget about the groom, it is quite important to capture him too alone in portrait which he can frame.

  • The veil

This is also a very important photo to take, at many times the bride is very keen with the veil and they will want to have a picture in it, this is because they may not be in such a form of dressing any other day. This is also important because the bride may not have the veil a whole day, they may take off especially when going to the reception after the vows.

  • Décor

It is very important to take the photos of décor, this is because the décor mostly gives the theme of the day, and another thing is that the signage which goes hand in hand with décor can be customized to have the names of the bride and groom or just their initials, it is then very important to capture that for the future memory.

  • Gifts

It is also important to capture the gifts that have been given in at the wedding; this will help the bride and the groom to be able to remember the gratitude of people and their contribution towards the success of their wedding

  • Bride portrait

Sometimes you will need to take a portrait of the bride when she is alone. You should hire Wedding Photographers to help you with this. This will help bring back the memories of the glamour and beauty in the future days. It can also be framed to be hanged on the walls for decoration

  • Centre piece

The centerpiece is normally where the best decorations done, a photo of this will be very helpful to help remember the choice of colors and the decorations that existed in the wedding. This is one photo that will really bring the theme of wedding into.

  • Bridal party  photos

This is important to at least take a photo or several photos including a groom and the bridal; party, this will help them to cherish the moments and even keep the friendship. This will also keep the memory between the bride and her maids.

  • Invitation

It is a very important photo especially if you are going to make an album, it is an opener of the whole story, and it will in fact be the first photo in the album. The kind of photo tells a story of how the whole thing started with invitations.

  • Fun photos

This is very important because it brings back the memories of the jovial moments that the bride and the groom has ever had. The photo describes the mood of the event; it shows the happy side of the story.

To sum this up, you can appreciate that wedding photography will need you to be very keen on details; you should know what photos to take and why to take it. If you don’t consider that you may found out that all your photos were not liked by the bride and the groom. You should be very keen on quality too as a photographer, qualities sells a lot more than even the subjects in the photo.

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Two Asians in America, Killing it in Hollywood

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Burbank, CA – April 22, 2019 – Some associations are more serendipitous than others and for Mohit Soni and Chang Park their first meeting blossomed into an enduring friendship,resulting in award-winning work collaborations. Together, they’re killing it in Hollywood.

“I first met Chang on the set of the music video “Aliens” he was directing for Dynamine,” said Soni. “We work extremely well together. We just seem to instinctively know what the other person’s vision is for the projects we’ve worked together on.”

Soni is a producer from Rajasthan, India, and Park is a South Korean director from Southern California. Their most recent project is “Bridging Colors” that’s streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime to the UK, U.S., Germany and Japan.

The short film is the story of an artist that must learn to see the world differently when he becomes color blind. It was a passion project for both of them in honor of a mutual friend and designed to bring awareness about color blindness and its effects.

“Mohit is always a passionate and intelligent producer,” said Park. “When I first told him about this story, he totally agreed with my opinion and supported my plan. He knows me very well and I don’t have to tell him what I want on set. He already knows my concerns and takes care of it – he’s a genuinely nice guy that’s kind to the cast and crew.”

After “Aliens,” they teamed up again on “Saving the World,” a music video for Nessa Rica. Soni reciprocated, bringing Park on board for his short film “Hinjews” and Park immediately asked Soni to join him on “Bridging Colors,” a project that’s already earned numerous awards at film festivals.

Park holds a Bachelor’s degree in filmmaking from the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles and Soni received his BFA degree in filmmaking from the New York Film Academy. As a producer, it also helps that Soni has a background in commerce and entrepreneurship. He has an interest in history, costumes and views every project as a new adventure. They both have more than 30 productions to their credit in multiple genres.

Soni and Park have each separately worked on more than 30 projects in multiple genres and viewevery project as a new adventure.“Film producing is fun, it can be an intimidating task, and it will test you in every way possible.You need to be a multitasker, a people person and a problem solver.”

“It’s fun to put all the puzzle pieces together,” continued Soni. “You have to deal with a lot of different personalities and you’ll hear lots of “no” before you get a “yes.” Nothing is more rewarding than when I see the script and all the hard work come together on the screen.”

Soni has carried that passion to every production company with which he’s worked, that includes a number of high-profile companies that include Dynamic Features, Warner Bros. Studio, Adobe, Pernel Media, Planet C Studios, Emblem Entertainment, and Lifetime TV to name a few. Currently working with Dynamic Features, he has upcoming projects with Ox Films, Paramore Entertainment and he’s working with prestigious model agencies.

His award-winning projects run the gamut from horror and drama to comedy and period pieces, some of which touch upon controversial subjects. Among his highly-acclaimed projects are “Hinjews,” “Wild Nights with Emily,” and “Loss of Grace” to be released later in 2019,along with “Blood & Water” now in post-production. His credits also include music videos encompassing “IshqNashila” and “Coco.”

Park’s list of credits is equally impressive. He’s won numerous national and international awards for his work that includes the short “The Script,” the feature “Look Back,” the documentaries “Dancing High in LA” and the “Dream Project.” He’s currently working on “The Walk” that’s in pre-production.

There are three basic criteria Soni looks at when deciding whether a project is right – writing, the filmmakers, and financing.

“The quality of the script is crucial,” said Soni. “If the writing isn’t strong, the film won’t be successful. I don’t want to waste anyone’s time or money if the script isn’t solid. Next are the filmmakers involved. If they’re hard to work with, you’re going to regret it no matter how great the script is. Then there’s financing and budget. If the money isn’t there, the film is going to suffer. And I follow Murphy’s Law – anything that can go wrong, will.” Soni and Park have proven to be a cinematic dynamic duo when it comes to filmmaking and both only become stronger with each project they work on whether it’s together or independently. That fortuitous meeting on the set of “Aliens” could almost be described as karma. It was the meeting of two great minds that really are killing it in Hollywood.

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Sirio Berati, Albanian’s well known Visual Artist

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Sirio Berati – visual artist

Making a difference is always hard, esspacially when change in itself is not something embraced by the society. However, this is not the case of Sirio, an Albanian visual artist, living currently in Montreal, Canada. He is striving each day to bring something different and unique to his fellow Albanians, a grain of conceptual art, and as it can be noticed, he is doing it the best way one can do.

Sirio Berati is a emerging visual/digital artist whose art is mainly foucsed on identity, class and culture but not limited to. Sirio is known for his coceptual photoshop manipulations, which makes him unique in his kind. He calls himself a visual artist as he has been exploring many areas of art and variety of themes.

“Visual art to me is the representation of the state of my mind. It’s my way of expressing my introvert self,” Sirio says. Sirio translates feeling, emotion and perception into a medium others can perceive, however the narrative behind his work seems to be complex and subliminal, almost blue and dark. Currently, his work is focused on portrait photography. Not only he does manipulations, but as well Sirio is recently experimenting with motion graphics, animating his pictures to bring them to life. Sirio brings to life images and reinforces their narrative behind by adding visual and audio effects, combining them in this way to create a unique effect. Berati continues his creative work today and aims improve every day.

Sirio Berati overall approaches dimension of the photography. Listed in “Vogue” and “IMDb”, he shows that these achievements are all the results of a constant work, dedication and passion. As well, Sirio’s works have been multiple times featured on Vogue Italia, The Mcgill Tribune and at Ambigu, a visual gallery in Montreal Canada.

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