Raffaele calls himself a "master craftsman". He has a keen eye and an unwavering hand. He creates compositions with materials and plays with colours. He can adorn façades and floors with multicoloured stones like no other. Raffaele is a mosaic artist.
He grew up in the Borgogna district at the heart of Milan. The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II was his playground. He spent hours charting imaginary journeys there as he traced the mosaics of the walkways that led him to his future career. Raffaele no longer has time to wander, too preoccupied with making his clients' dreams come true. And yet the Galleria never truly leaves him. In his pocket is a small piece of ochre ceramic collected on one of his childhood strolls, and on his wrist is the Baroncelli Caliber 80 Chronometer Si, whose architectural emblem is the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Raffaele chose his Mido Baroncelli for the balance it achieves between the classic aesthetics of the dial and accuracy of the Caliber 80, which features a silicon balance-spring. He opted for a supple leather strap, more suited to his precise movements, and an elegant case with a bezel in 18-carat rose gold that mirrors the refinement of his creations.
Raffaele loves his Baroncelli Chronometer because it embodies unique expertise that has been honed over centuries, just like his art. He is not nostalgic, but understands the importance of origins. He has promised himself that one day he will return that piece of ochre mosaic to its rightful place in the Galleria.