Time moves a little bit slower in Venice. About 700 years slower, to be more precise. Their way of life has changed very little since the Renaissance. And it's hard to have a rush hour when there aren't any roads. The gondolas glide lazily along the canals, deftly guided through hairpin turns by men who always have a song on their lips. Even the sun moves slower. Quiet mornings drift into golden afternoons which become enchanting evenings full of the sounds of Vivaldi and flowing water.
Few things have changed less than the artisans on the tiny island of Murano. Grey-haired men sit by blazing furnaces that have been lit for hundreds of years, practicing an art passed down through generations. But the beautiful glass creations that emerge from their fires are as new and fresh as ever. It is no wonder the famous Venetian glass has delighted visitors for centuries.
The Stauer Volta Fiore Murano Glass Watch flaunts a colorful glass bezel handcrafted in Murano. The floral designs show off the famous millefiori, a Venetian glass-making technique that creates "a thousand flowers." The Murano artisans fold layers of molten glass to create the vibrant flowers. The bezel surrounds an incredibly accurate quartz movement with a shimmering face.