The origin of the city of Naples is strictly connected to the famous myth of the Siren Parthenope that is intertwined with the history, legend and myth of Ulysses.
The Sirens were divine, but not immortal and, therefore failing their power to enchant against Ulysses, killed themselves rushing from the rocks.
The body of the siren Parthenope was carried by ocean currents among the rocks of Megaride (where today stands the Castel dell'Ovo). The people there found the goddess, with her eyes closed in the white face and her long hair swaying in the water and placed her in a magnificent tomb, gave her name to the fishing village and made her the protector of the place, revered and honored with sacrifices and torchlight processions to the sea.
Cameo pays homage to Parthenope and therefore to the city of Naples through this elaborate and unique cameo watch.
Cameo's creations are realized through excellent craftsmanship and achieve excellent quality. thanks to our attentive manufacturing process w in The precious dial in which we set the cameo is realized thanks to our attentive manufacturing process: we use the engraving in relief technique, typical of the master craftsmen of Torre del Greco.
Generation after generation the long history of the Colonna family, marked by epic deeds accomplished by his descendants, friends and inspirers of the Popes and people like Michelangelo Buonarroti; cited and honored, among others, by Dante Alighieri, Francesco Petrarca, Niccolo Machiavelli and Ludovico Ariosto, has arrived to Fabio Colonna di Stigliano, educated man and distinct that employed the refinement and elegance inherited from his family in the foundation of a high-class brand watches.
His basic training was supplemented by many significant contacts with his customers, who had acquired and made their suggestions and thoughts in order to give birth to genuine elegant accessories, crafted in detail and they were marked in its own philosophical concept.
The result is the unisex watch brand, whose models contain the personality of a family rich in history and famous people and famous, composed of generals, cardinals, mayors, senators, poets and philosophers, each of which it has influenced the character, feelings and imagination of generations that have lived and that Fabio Colonna di Stigliano has poured into its timepieces. One of the leading characteristics of the brand is the creation of exclusive and refined tailor cuffs for watches. Straps are really special, born out of the ancient craftsmanship of the Neapolitan tailors traditions.
The precision is absolute. Each cuff is made entirely by the hands of skillful masters, whose art has been passed down and pours in every centimeter of fabric, every button and cutting scissors used to create some really unique cuffs.
You can choose between multiple tissue fantasies which we will use to create your strap-cuff, and then it will be combined with gold or silver buckles and details that will make our timepieces an exclusive and unique jewel.
The philosophical concept that Fabio Colonna di Stigliano put into the creation of his watches stems from the conviction that the most valuable thing you can have is time: time to work, to be in family, for holidays, for living material wealth and that of emotions.
By virtue of this priceless treasure, hours and minutes must be marked by unique watches which combine ancient craftsmanship and advanced technologies, and are made with excellent materials.
There is nothing else like a Colonna watches for a refined person who wants to buy and wear a particular object that distinguishes him.
In a characteristic Milanese apartment, expert dyer Daniele and stylist Alessandra have created a workshop they call Arte e Natura, a place where they express their great passion for the antique and noble “Art of Natural Dyeing” using colours extracted from plant dyes. Their devotion to this craft, practiced by man since time immemorial and disappearing with the advent of chemical colorants, is kindled in them thanks to the appeal and beneficial effect that vegetable colours possess and to their interest in prehistoric naturalistic art.
Arte e Natura, hand dyes and decorates veils of silk and other fabrics in natural fibers, creating room drapery, stoles, scarves, and unique designs. The dyeing process, developed over the years through historical research and practice, is completely non-toxic and eco-friendly. Colours obtained from leaves, roots and wood, result in fabrics and scarves teeming with vital energy and unique and unrepeatable nuances, as well as clothing that possesses therapeutic and organical features suitable for allergy sufferers and those who love to wear natural organic colours and fibers.
Life is given to new creations to be worn and to artistic operas as well, inspired by nature’s cyclesbringingwith them vitality anddynamicity. Drapery, scarvesandone of a kind clothing in iridescentandunique tones with therapeutic and hypo-allergenic properties.
Results achieved, through scientific research on their properties, have brought to light the importance of plant colorantswithin arational managementof natural resources. They constitute a renewable and eco-sustainable resource contrary to the derivatives of petroleum.
Natural dying has an antique history, a dynamic present and a promising future.