Twelve Spectacular New Wristwatches

Complex, eye-catching and cutting-edge timepieces

Be they circles, rectangles or squares, the cases for the 12 watches below contain extraordinary advancements in watchmaking. Each of these selections made their debut during this year’s luxury trade show Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève (SIHH) and they barely scrape the surface of innovation in an industry often thought of as antiquated in comparison to an ever-expanding smartwatch market. This year, the 18 historic …

Richard Elaver

Intricate pens, fashion-forward jewelry and more printed in 3D

Having experimented quite a bit with our office MakerBot Thing-O-Matic 3D Printer, we’re always on the lookout for ways that creative minds have applied 3D printing in their own line of work. A featured designer at Designboom’s ICFF pop-up shop, Richard Elaver stood out as one of a few avant-garde makers currently using 3D printing to produce objects for sale. Coming from a metalworking background, …

Bonhams Fine Writing Instruments

The prestigious auction house offers rare and one-of-a-kind pens from the past and today

Tomorrow, 18 December 2013, global auction house Bonhams will place over 500 lots of fine writing utensils up for sale. Their selections—many being a writer’s ultimate fantasy—include a magnificent and diverse array of 60 vintage offerings and many modern limited items. All of the instruments were plucked from a single private collection, from a collector with quite the keen eye who is consigning 4000 pieces …