Baselworld 2014: Christophe Claret’s Margot

The master watchmaker's playful and grand complication designed for women

To commence this year’s illustrious Swiss watch and jewelry fair, Baselworld, veteran watchmaker Christophe Claret announced the release of Margot, a magnificent, limited edition, automatic winding addition to the world of haute horlogerie. For years Claret has sought to release a watch of this caliber—developed specifically with women in mind. With Margot, he delivers on that desire and more. With over 731 components and 95 …

Erin Lightfoot Jewelry

Colorfully patterned porcelain bangles from a talented designer-turned-ceramicist

While her textile designs are currently impressing attendees at Brisbane, Australia’s Seven With Another Retrospective—a biannual art exhibition presented by Powerhouse Arts, where seven teams of two artists each create and display work together—we looked a little deeper into the portfolio of Erin Lightfoot. Her uniquely patterned jewelry collection demonstrates vast, dynamic design talent and her ability to flex her mastery across media. Her bangles …

Autodromo Prototipo Chronographs

Two new watches that recall the golden days of sports car racing

Bradley Price, founder of Officine Autodromo, not only recognizes the romanticism and beauty of early automobile racing, he also captures it in his design work—across gloves, sunglasses and watches. His two latest releases in the Prototipo Chronograph series certainly evoke the late ’60s and early ’70s with their barrel cases and retro-tinged color palettes, but there’s also beautifully modern finishing and detail work that brings …