Four Otherworldly Time-Telling Machines

A desk clock, sculptural bangle, automaton and aquapod from this year's Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève

The art of clock- and watch-making continues to see substantial developments as technical skill-sets are passed from generation to generation and new ideas come to light. This year’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève (SIHH) luxury watch fair saw the unveiling of many extraordinary timepieces from brands, both well-known and emerging. Beyond wristwatches, however, several curious time-telling machines were presented. The following four continue …

Caran d’Ache + MB&F’s Astrograph Limited Edition Writing Instrument

A pen that's a mechanical piece of art

Made by creative lab and horological machine-makers MB&F and manufacturers of fine pens, Caran d’Ache (founded in 1915), the new limited edition Astrograph is a striking instrument that’s much more than just a pen. The two Geneva-based brands are known for crafting exquisite and awe-inspiring work, and this is no different. The Astrograph is a space-themed piece which sits proudly on any desk. The slim, …

MB&F’s Sherman Robot Desk Clock

A mechanical, charming time-telling machine that's been meticulously engineered

With each new release, luxury Swiss horological design house MB&F demonstrates a level of imagination uncommon in today’s world of mechanical time-telling—especially when it comes to desk clocks. With Sherman (unveiled today at Geneva’s annual fine watch-making fair Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève SIHH), MB&F continues its partnership with historic clock brand L’Epée 1839. The resulting piece adds a layer of charm to …