Item of the Day: Bertha Watches

In Item of the Day, What's New by Jeff Prine

Bertha WatchesIt’s time to give a hoot!

An owl is prominently featured on the face of Bertha Watches’ Ashley timepiece, featuring intricately detailed enamel painted dial, complete with mother-of-pearl accents and a large array of crystals. Each color is handpicked for drama.

For centuries, owls have been symbols of the good (wisdom) and the bad (protector of the dead). There’s been a recent rise in owl representations and no wonder. In ancient Greece, Athena, the goddess of wisdom, carried around an owl.  In ancient Egyptian, Celtic, and Hindu cultures the symbolic meaning of owl revolved around guardianship of the underworlds, and a protection of the dead. And in Native American cultures, the owl was a totem, the keeper of wisdom.

“With wide-open, all-seeing eyes, the owl looks upon reality without distortion and acknowledges it, yet is aware that with ancient magical and spiritual knowledge, anyone can make changes.”

So it makes sense to be a wise old owl, even better a beautifully pigmented one that stands guard over the time of your life.

Retail: $750

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