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TECH
Montblanc's Google-Powered Summit Smartwatch
The wearable technology boom began with many pieces foregoing traditional watch design aesthetics. Since, however, Samsung and Apple (and many more tech companies) have adopted attributes belonging to horological language, hoping to lure in the traditional...
DESIGN
The Macallan + URWERK Dual Tank Flask
All tenured spirits drinkers will tell of the importance of drinking vessels. While the technically superior The Macallan + URWERK Flask hasn't been designed to maximize the notes of the Scotch whisky within, it's by far the most inventive item in...
STYLE
Eight New Watches Under $300
Between the Swiss watch industry's fashion-world-like calendar of annual releases and the awareness boost entrepreneurs receive from crowdfunding platforms, there have never been more options for the wrist. Contrary to popular belief, a beautiful or...
DESIGN
Piaget's New Sporty, Stainless Steel Polo S Wristwatch
Many brands look to the past for inspiration. Few, however, have as iconic a back catalogue as Swiss luxury watch and jewelry designer Piaget. The Polo S isn't a standard reissue—it now features the brand new in house Piaget 1110P movement and...
DESIGN
Oscillon Swiss Watches Crafted From Historic Tools
Additional reporting by David Graver Authenticity plays a major role in the perception of Swiss watch brands. From the movement that makes it tic to the hand-finished elements that present the intricate craftsmanship, each brand celebrates its own...
DESIGN
Uniform Wares' First-Ever Watch Line for Women
To be honest, the gender neutral allure of Uniform Wares watches was a feature that caught our attention all the way back in 2009. Their clean but dynamic designs, envisioned in Clerkenwell, England and assembled in Switzerland, have found places...
DESIGN
Baselworld 2016: Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze
Since their reintroduction to the American market a few years ago, Tudor has excelled at releasing pieces that reference their illustrious past. At this year's Baselworld watch and jewelry fair, they've once again succeeded in delivering a refreshing...
DESIGN
Interview: Vacheron Constantin’s Artistic Director Christian Selmoni
It's no small feat to be the oldest continuously producing watch manufacturer in the world. And while Vacheron Constantin holds this historic accolade, and can stake claim to 260 years' worth of developments in horlogerie, the luxury Swiss watch brand...
DESIGN
Baselworld 2016: The Future of Reflective Faces
In a world of limited wrist accessories for men, sometimes one wants their watch to shine brightly. This doesn't necessarily mean a 61mm powerhouse piece distributing lighthouse rays, but it can definitely extend beyond the traditional and understated...
DESIGN
Baselworld 2016: Reinventing the All-Black Watch
With hundreds of brands present, Baselworld—the globe's largest and arguably most prestigious watch and jewelry fair—doesn't intentionally play host to themes or trends, but it does offer an opportunity to notice through-lines across multiple watchmakers...
DESIGN
Why Richard Mille's RMS05 Fountain Pen Costs $105,000
Fans of luxury Swiss watchmaker Richard Mille would not hesitate when reaching for their wallet for a timepiece with a price tag over $100,000. What happens, then, when the brand's artisan watchmakers take their mechanical know-how and apply it...
DESIGN
Richard Mille's RM 07-02 Pink Lady Sapphire Watch
One might not be surprised to learn that most technical advancements in watchmaking (and their subsequent application) occur regarding men's pieces. This is true of many brands, including Swiss innovator Richard Mille—and yet, with their brand...
WATCHES
Grande Seconde Quantieme Silver Côtes de Genève
In many ways, Swiss watchmaker Jaquet Droz's Grande Seconde Quantieme Silver Côtes de Genève epitomizes the brand. At the watch's core, there's a proprietary Jaquet Droz 2660Q2, self-winding mechanical movement powering an off-center hours and minutes...
DESIGN
Tudor's New Heritage Black Bay "Black"
In 2012, TUDOR unveiled their Heritage Black Bay diver watch line—an inspired two model collection invoking 1950s style. In essence, it was a revival of a much-loved classic, punctuated with modern nuances, by the relaunched Rolex sibling brand...
DESIGN
Montblanc's Vasco da Gama-Inspired Timepiece Collection
Inspiration strikes in many ways, but for an explorer at heart, there's nothing quite like hearing the tales of early adventurers. This can certainly be said of the tales surrounding Vasco da Gama, who sailed from Lisbon in 1497 and found the first...
DESIGN
Baselworld 2015: Mondaine Helvetica NY Edition
Best known as the brand to feature the Official Swiss Railways clock design on their watch face, Mondaine debuted a new series in 2014—the Helvetica No. 1—to much acclaim. Employing an equally clean, classic touch, punctuated by the use of the font...
DESIGN
Baselworld 2015: Six Green Watches
At last year's Baselworld, we took note of the impressive array of watches sporting brilliant blue dials. They ranged from classy and classic, to fun and vibrant. And this year, we felt the same about inflections of green throughout watches. With variations...