Some watch companies are driven by the desire to make the best possible movements they can. Others are inspired to bring reliable timepieces to as wide an audience as possible. And a select few transcend either of these categories to make watches so ingrained and simultaneously unique in their Zeitgeist that they become true works of art. Terra Cielo Mare falls into the third genre more than any; making wearable artifacts, suitable only for true horology connoisseurs. When the company started in 1999, it chose the name Terra Cielo Mare (Earth, Air, Water) to sum up the three domains they wanted their watches to pay homage to; with each edition marking an event or Italian who had left their mark on the history of Italy by land, air or sea.