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Much more than jewelry and watches

Discover a little more about the world of Relojeria Alemana: events, places, people, news and lifestyle.

Twist your time
The snake is the symbol of eternal regeneration that constantly sheds its skin, just like the Serpenti model.

It is the evolution of Serpenti towards double wrap-around straps made from multicolour exotic leathers. This new contemporary version boldly flaunts its versality in this age of speed and change. With a practical fastening system that makes the straps easily interchangeable on all models, those with steel or pink gold case, with or without diamonds. Each watch comes with two straps, in Karung or calfskin, in many different colours. These tones are perfectly coordinated with the colours -black, red, green or white- of the finely lacquered or sunburst guilloche 27 mm dials. The subtle jewellery detail with the Bulgari signature is a cabochon-cut rubellite which adorns the winding crown of these watches driven by quartz calibre B033.

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Walking on words
Rediscovering Mallorca through the gaze of geniuses of literature like Jorge Luis Borges or Agatha Christie is possible with this cultural and literary project.

The ways of telling history and literature in Mallorca are becoming modernised thanks to works like Walking on Words, which has created an app for Smartphone and Tablet called “WoW! Mallorca literària”. This app enables tourists and residents to travel on routes all over the island using the artistic videos and literary quotes of great figures who once stayed on the island. The title “7 guided routes in paradise, if you can stand it”, refers to the invitation to Mallorca the American writer Gertrude Stein made in 1929 to the English writer Robert Graves, who would settle here years later. For anyone to whom the app may seem too “modern”, Walking on Words places a book at the disposal of the public giving the same details of each route or itinerary.

The first route presents twelve of the most emblematic places in Palma from the perspective of different authors, starting with the nooks and crannies of the Misericordia gardens, evoked by Bartomeu Rosselló-Pòrcel, and ending in the Cloister of Sant Francesc, described by Albert Camus as a place that inspires optimism. Outstanding from among the other figures who intervene along the route is the Archduke Ludwig Salvator, who speaks of sailors in Plaza de La Lonja as the sons of the sun and the sea, and also Jorge Luis Borges and Llorenç Villalonga, who show the cathedral and the area around it as characters with a life of their own.

The second, third and fourth routes transport us to the north of Mallorca, passing through the transparent waters of Cala Deià via the gaze of Anaïs Nin, through the Avenc de Son Pou, defined as a palace of fountains by Josep Capó and through the Roman theatre of Pol·lèntia, a stone muse for Miquel Costa i Llobera. Also remarkable are Miranda dels Lledoners, announced by George Sand; the library of the Archduke Ludwig Salvator in Son Marroig, admired by Jules Verne; the prosperous Mirador del Cementeri viewing platform that received Robert Graves; and the seafront promenade of Formentor, which served as inspiration for the famous Agatha Christie for her novel Problem at Pollensa Bay.

The fifth, sixth and seventh routes situate walkers in the south of the island, discovering places like the splendid Santuari de Cura with Ramon Llull, the magical Drach Caves with Paul Morand and the Casal of Pere Capellà, who inspired many with encouraging words.

Lovers of art and Mediterranean scenery are sure to feel fulfilled by these exquisite literary paths that still inspire new artists and writers today.

The ways of telling history and literature in Mallorca are becoming modernised thanks to works like Walking on Words, which has created an app for Smartphone and Tablet called “WoW! Mallorca literària”. This app enables tourists and residents to travel on routes all over the island using the artistic videos and literary quotes of great figures who once stayed on the island. The title “7 guided routes in paradise, if you can stand it”, refers to the invitation to Mallorca the American writer Gertrude Stein made in 1929 to the English writer Robert Graves, who would settle here years later. For anyone to whom the app may seem too “modern”, Walking on Words places a book at the disposal of the public giving the same details of each route or itinerary.

The first route presents twelve of the most emblematic places in Palma from the perspective of different authors, starting with the nooks and crannies of the Misericordia gardens, evoked by Bartomeu Rosselló-Pòrcel, and ending in the Cloister of Sant Francesc, described by Albert Camus as a place that inspires optimism. Outstanding from among the other figures who intervene along the route is the Archduke Ludwig Salvator, who speaks of sailors in Plaza de La Lonja as the sons of the sun and the sea, and also Jorge Luis Borges and Llorenç Villalonga, who show the cathedral and the area around it as characters with a life of their own.

The second, third and fourth routes transport us to the north of Mallorca, passing through the transparent waters of Cala Deià via the gaze of Anaïs Nin, through the Avenc de Son Pou, defined as a palace of fountains by Josep Capó and through the Roman theatre of Pol·lèntia, a stone muse for Miquel Costa i Llobera. Also remarkable are Miranda dels Lledoners, announced by George Sand; the library of the Archduke Ludwig Salvator in Son Marroig, admired by Jules Verne; the prosperous Mirador del Cementeri viewing platform that received Robert Graves; and the seafront promenade of Formentor, which served as inspiration for the famous Agatha Christie for her novel Problem at Pollensa Bay.

The fifth, sixth and seventh routes situate walkers in the south of the island, discovering places like the splendid Santuari de Cura with Ramon Llull, the magical Drach Caves with Paul Morand and the Casal of Pere Capellà, who inspired many with encouraging words.

Lovers of art and Mediterranean scenery are sure to feel fulfilled by these exquisite literary paths that still inspire new artists and writers today.

What do the stones tell us?
Their beauty aside, gems and precious stones contain different energies that can provide us with many properties.

RUBI. The ruby is the stone that helps open up the heart. It is usually given as a gift, because it represents friendship and love. It also symbolises vitality and royalty and balances the spirit and trust.

DIAMOND. In olden times it was used to detox, protecting whoever wore it from poison. In India, it was believed that diamonds were formed by bolts of lightning striking rocks.

TURQUOISE. For many cultures, the turquoise represents friendship and wearing it attracts money, success and love. It is also the symbol of the origin of mankind in nature.

SAPPHIRE. The sapphire improves one’s mood. It has always been associated to peace and happiness, and it was thought to help predict the future. In addition, it increases communication and comprehension.

AMBER. As well as bringing tranquillity and protection, this fossilized resin has been indicated for pulmonary treatments and to improve memory. Very widely used for balancing the chakras.

ROSE QUARTZ. Its harmonious energy has earned it the name of the “love stone”. It cures emotional wounds, eliminates negativity and promotes the appreciation of art, music and the written word.

GREEN TOURMALINE. Strengthens body and spirit. It attracts inspiration, concentration and understanding. It also calms the nerves and anxiety and increases self-confidence.

EMERALD. The emerald is the symbol of fertility. It improves the eyesight and psychic powers and alleviates insomnia, bringing dreams that give you peace. It helps combat depression and contributes to patience.

AMETHYST. This is a stone of the mind. It brings calm and clarity, helping you make contact with your intuition, feelings and each individual’s values, soothing the emotions.

PEARL. It has been said of pearls that they are Aphrodite’s tears, or droplets of dew full of moonlight. They symbolise loyalty, amiability and justice. They improve the fertility of women.

ONYX. Considered a protective stone, onyx drives negativity out of oneself and others. It improves determination and perseverance. It represents the zero point of the universe.

MOTHER-OF-PEARL. Mother-of-pearl improves people’s kindness and flattering attention towards others, exercising irresistible power over others. And it is also the stone of fecundity and receptivity.

I want the watch of…
Relojería Alemana makes the watches worn by stars of the silver screen, fashion and sport available to you.

EVA LONGORIA

The actress from the famous show “Desperate Housewives” has collaborated with Technomarine to create a new collection named Eva Longoria.

JON KORTAJARENA

Considered the fourth most important male model of all time, he is the ambassador for Bulgari men’s watches this year.

ELINA SVITOLINA

The Ukrainian professional tennis player is the ambassador for Ulysse Nardin and sports the Lady Marine Chronometer watches by the prestigious manufacturer.

EDDIE REDMAYNE

Omega has had the Oscar-winning British actor wearing its watches on red carpets since 2016. Here he shows off the Globemaster Master Chronometer model.

ANDRÉS VELENCOSO

The Spanish model is the image of IWC and accompanies the firm at events like the presentation of the Da Vinci collection at the Geneva fair (SIHH) this year.

BAR REFAELI

Israeli supermodel, featured on the cover of ELLE, Marie Claire and Harper’s Bazaar, and now the first female face of the Hublot brand.

DAVID BECKHAM

The campaign “Born to dare” by Tudor has one of the most renowned footballers as its star, because he embodies the values of the Swiss watch brand.

NICOLE KIDMAN

The actress has been Omega an ambassador for some time. Among her favourite watches by the brand is the Ladymatic, like the one she is wearing in the photo.

SAÚL CRAVIOTTO

The ambassador of the Clifton Club collection by Baume & Mercier is the four-times Olympic canoeing champion and one of the top 20 sexiest athletes in the world.

CHRIS HEMSWORTH

The TAG Heuer 01 model can brag about the wrist that wears it. The Australian actor, famous for his role as Thor, is the Swiss brand’s image.