The project, L’Ora di Capri, is the work of the architect, Massimo Esposito, one of the most original exponents of contemporary architecture on Capri. He is responsible for many of the restorations of prestigious villas and hotels, such as the Grand Hotel Tiberio Palace, the Hotel Villa Marina, the Hotel La Pazziella, the Gatto Bianco, the Capri Wine Hotel and the creation of the Panta Rei restaurant and club, winner for two consecutive years of an award to restyle a building introducing a new concept of well-being.
The idea for a line of watches dedicated to Capri did not happen overnight. In a sense, it is rooted in the history of the island, in the 1950s and 60s during Capri’s Belle Epoque. A period when the most famous people in the world strolled happily down our romantic alleyways. Film stars like Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Clark Gable, Rita Hayworth and Vittorio Gassman, as well as royalty like the Shah of Persia, aristocratic families, men of culture, poets and writers. Unforgettable characters, enchanted by the beauty of our island, to whom a special welcome was reserved; one of deferential respect, smiles, attention and a sense of familiarity.