From Detroit-based watchmakers Shinola comes The Birdy 34mm—a handsome watch with just the right about of femininity and rugged accents. The Birdy features an elegantly slender double wrap leather strap, a decorative crown and case plating and a pearlized white dial, and is made with a commitment to the rebirth of American manufacturing.
German watchmaker MeisterSinger’s elemental watches are modeled after the original time teller, the sundial. Their single-handed character reduces time telling to its purest primordial essence. It forces us to view time moving more slowly, and as a collective continuum rather than a fragmented combination of individual seconds, minutes and hours. Their Neo F Q’s distinctly elegant aesthetics provide as much serene pleasure as does the watch’s streamlined approach.
A heritage revival identical to their 1950s model, Vulcain returns to the original spirit behind the alarm wristband. The heritage Presidents’ watch limited edition series contains only 500 pieces per distinct design, houses a hand-wound Cricket V-10 movement and utilizes steel in a nostalgic, refined way. This timepiece is truly presidential.
Assemble your own bracelet pattern with this “all ages” offering from classic toy creator Lego. Customizable in a way few other watches are, it’s fun, light and also functional.
This brilliantly purple timepiece adds a colorful punch to JEANRICHARD’s acclaimed ladies line. A self-winding movement keeps it ticking behind the elegant aubergine lacquered dial and polished stainless steel case.
With a retro design, Maurice Lacroix’s Pontos S Diver offers supreme water resistance by way of a helium valve, and additional functionality with Superluminova numbering and hands. The watch’s style is defined by stainless steel and leather, and the graceful notes of fine Swiss manufacturing.
Releasing one or two products a year—historically wristwatches—each MB&F watch represents innovation in design and engineering of the highest level. The second in MB&F’s expected series of five Legacy watches, each piece is an exercise in time travel, with founder Max Büsser posing the question, “If I were alive a hundred or more years ago, I wonder what kind of watches I’d be making?” The answer is a complex dual regular, which the Legacy Machine 2 employs for balance in a feat of horological engineering. The watch comes in 18k white or yellow gold, and in a limited edition of 18 in platinum with the blue dial.
From Max Büsser and the boundary-pushing horology crew at MB&F comes a timepiece like nothing you have seen before, inspired by both the obscure Amida Digitrend watches from the 1970s, and the Lambos and Mustangs of the same era; the watch itself has an adjustable exhaust system. With a mechanically powered side-on display, perfect for those who often need to tell time while at the helm of one of the aforementioned muscle cars, this unique watch artfully merges retro inspiration with modern mechanics and materials.
As the oldest luxury watch maker to have remained in the hands of its founding families, Audemars Piguet follows their own unique vision. They list an impressive array of breakthroughs in their field, having created their first minute repeater watch in 1892, and their first jumping hour wristwatch in 1921. The brilliant Jules Audemars Minute Repeater boasts both of these features, as well as small seconds at 6 o’clock. Made by historical masters of these mechanics, this stunning piece is an investment in both constant beauty and evolved innovation.
The true watch aficionado regards the weekly winding of his wrist companion to be a consistently joyful ritual. With their in-house manufactured Calibre 59215, IWC Scaffhausen’s Portuguese Hand-Wound Eight Days ticks for a full week and then some following this beloved task. The face stays true to the original Portuguese design of the 1930s and includes a rail-track ring and a small seconds at six o’clock. Combined with an exposed movement side that can be viewed through transparent sapphire glass, this masterstroke of a timepiece embodies mechanical precision and elegant restraint.
Carved from one single block of steel, Braun’s new prestige BN0095 analogue watch represents everything we love about Braun. German-made with a Swiss movement, its design and careful construction deliver a new classic for the brand. Available with a rubber or steel bracelet.
The upshot of a collaboration between Kate Spade’s more accessible brand Saturday and Nixon, these plastic gems brighten up your wrist while keeping track of time. Several styles available.
From the paramount jeweler and watchmaker synonymous with French luxury comes the Ronde Solo de Cartier, a classic piece that merges its refined nature with enduring elegance. This watch contains a myriad of features present on the timepiece’s original inspiration, the Ronde de Cartier, including Cartier’s distinct roman numerals, unmistakable blue sword-shaped hands, a rail-track minute circle and a sapphire winding mechanism.
One of the most innovative Swiss chronographs at an accessible price point, the sporty CS20102 is complete with Ronda movement, a stop-watch function and a clean black and red Nato strap.
Swiss artist, architect and designer Max Bill left behind a vast collection of ingenious and influential work, including a celebrated group of wristwatches for German luxury watchmaker Junghans. Originally produced in 1961, these elite mechanical timepieces embody the rational and practical approach of the Bauhaus movement, of which Bill was a key player, and today maintain a straightforward appearance that is as functional as it is fashionable.
Vacheron Constantine’s Métiers d’Art collection celebrates the outstanding master craftsmanship of the Geneva-based luxury brand, which adorned the wrists of Napoleon Bonaparte and Harry Truman, among others. Their Univers Infinis Fish model comes from a group of only 20 watches, and is one of three styles in “Les Univers Infinis” series, which reimagines MC Escher’s iconic sketchbook patterns into elegant handcrafted works, more eternal treasures than temporal objects.