Carlos Torres

Watch editor for Doze, Essential Lisboa, Essential Algarve, Essential Macau, Essential Kuala Lumpur, Essential Philippines and Essential London. Contributor for Espiral do Tempo, Diamond magazine and several online blogs and websites.

COUNTRY

Portugal

ABOUT

I don’t recall my age back then, but I was already old enough to sit on my grandfather’s lap in the watch and jewellery shop his father founded in 1910. The walls where filled with clocks (I clearly recollect some cuckoos among them) that at the precise time would start chiming the traditional Big Ben and Ave Maria tunes. All at once! The audible, precise and relaxing ticking sound of dozens of these big mechanical movements and their collective chimes stayed imprinted in my memory until this very day. Thus I became deeply fascinated with mechanical timepieces, how they work and the world they conveyed, absorbing everything there was to know about watches and watchmaking. Some say this passion is deeply rooted in the DNA I inherited from my forefathers, that I cannot escape it, and that maybe, just maybe, this is the reason watches, clocks and their history became my world. Later in life I was invited by a dear friend editor to write about my passion, watches. Surprisingly, the experience turned out to be so rewarding that I started to dedicate all of my time to it. I had passed to the next level being invited by manufactures to get to know their creations, meet watchmakers, collector, understand why they collect and why they buy the watches they buy. Watches have been my daily companions for almost 30 years now, and being invited by Thomas Wanka to be part of the Watchstars Jury is unquestionably a great honor and a personal pleasure.

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Carlos Torres

Watch editor for Doze, Essential Lisboa, Essential Algarve, Essential Macau, Essential Kuala Lumpur, Essential Philippines and Essential London. Contributor for Espiral do Tempo, Diamond magazine and several online blogs and websites.

COUNTRY

Portugal

ABOUT

I don’t recall my age back then, but I was already old enough to sit on my grandfather’s lap in the watch and jewellery shop his father founded in 1910. The walls where filled with clocks (I clearly recollect some cuckoos among them) that at the precise time would start chiming the traditional Big Ben and Ave Maria tunes. All at once! The audible, precise and relaxing ticking sound of dozens of these big mechanical movements and their collective chimes stayed imprinted in my memory until this very day. Thus I became deeply fascinated with mechanical timepieces, how they work and the world they conveyed, absorbing everything there was to know about watches and watchmaking. Some say this passion is deeply rooted in the DNA I inherited from my forefathers, that I cannot escape it, and that maybe, just maybe, this is the reason watches, clocks and their history became my world. Later in life I was invited by a dear friend editor to write about my passion, watches. Surprisingly, the experience turned out to be so rewarding that I started to dedicate all of my time to it. I had passed to the next level being invited by manufactures to get to know their creations, meet watchmakers, collector, understand why they collect and why they buy the watches they buy. Watches have been my daily companions for almost 30 years now, and being invited by Thomas Wanka to be part of the Watchstars Jury is unquestionably a great honor and a personal pleasure.