To see more of Anthony’s intricate timepiece sculptures, follow @248tony. And don’t forget to set your clocks back as daylight saving time comes to a close!
“Watching Transformers as kid must have made an impression on me, as that’s what most people see when they first look at my work,” says Anthony Bansal (@248tony), an engineer from Birmingham, England, who makes miniature creations from watch pieces.
“I like anything well made, from shoes to cars and almost anything in between,” explains Anthony. “A love of taking things apart and assembling things has naturally led me to watches and my sculptures.”
Anthony, who draws inspiration from artists like Alexander Calder, lets the watch pieces speak to him, rather than setting out with a specific sculpture in mind. “I sit at my bench with a pile of components in front of me and I can just see what they should be and how they should go together.”
Hublot & Jay Z unveil the Classic Fusion Shawn Carter by Hublot
Jay Z with Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, hosted an intimate brunch at the Dolder Grand Hotel to unveil the “Shawn Carter Watches by Hublot”.
This event was the World Preview given to a short selection of clients and journalists, as Jay Z’s collection will be officially unveiled at Barneys New York on 20th November (the two Hublot timepieces are part of a whole collection of luxury items).
The two “Shawn Carter by Hublot” 45mm timepieces, both on black alligator straps, fall on the high end of the Barneys collaboration, with a yellow 18K gold timepiece and a black ceramic version. Hublot
How to always be on time, plus shop the best new watches for her and him
No more excuses! Being on time matters, so break that old habit of being late. No one likes waiting around for people and even worse, showing up for a job interview late can be a dealbreaker. If you’re one of those people who’s late to everything, flip your priorities upside down this year and start being on time. Not only will you feel less stressed, you won’t have to apologize or make up silly reasons for running behind. People will also start to trust you more and actually rely on you. So, what are you waiting for?
In order to start working towards a more punctual you, we’ve put together six helpful tips. From thinking ahead to surrounding yourself with more timepieces, scroll down to see how to be on time every time.
1. Think ahead. Plane everything the night before. Have your outfit ready, meals packed, gas tank full, emails answered and keys in a safe place with the rest of your belongings. The only thing you should be worrying about in the morning is getting ready and yourself out the door (on time).
Don’t hit snooze.
2. Don’t hit snooze. As warm and cozy as all of our beds are, get up the first time you hear your alarm go off. Not only will you feel more rested and have more energy when you get out of bed immediately, you also won’t have to rush around getting ready.
3.Anticipate delays. Things always seem to happen when you least expect it. Plan for the worst. Traffic isn’t an excuse, nor is a problem with your transportation. Think ahead and leave enough time for any delays you may experience.
Play a trick on yourself and set your clocks a little fast - five minutes will do.
4.Set your clocks ahead of time. Play a trick on yourself and set your clocks a little fast - five minutes will do. That way when you look to your clocks for reference, you count them as real-time and get to your destination early.
5.Always plan on being 15 minutes early.This applies especially to an interview or an appointment. Being late to interview is a big no-no and showing up to an appointment late can set back their office’s schedule for the rest of the day. Be considerate and everyone will be happy, including you.
6.Surround yourself with timepieces.In a world where everyone typically checks their cellphone for the time, having more timepieces around you is the constant reminder you need. Set up a a few new clocks around the house and most importantly wear a watch!