Designer Alain Silberstein + Ressence Collaborate on “Carpe Diem” Type 1 REV Wristwatch

An artistic automatic timepiece exclusive to independent watchmaker platform Grail Watches

Few wristwatches can boast the technical and artistic merit of the limited edition Carpe Diem Ressence Type 1 REV, also known as the Grail Watch 1 because it was launched by Revolution founder Wei Koh’s Grail Watch, a new platform for unique, collaborative and substantive releases from independent or artisan-backed brands. Anyone familiar with the wonders of Ressence will recognize that the basis of this colorful, geometric release is …

Watches and Wonders 2022: Timepieces With Extraordinary Visual Texture

Seven wristwatches with surprising surfaces crafted from ultra-luxuriant materials

A coalition of watch collectors, brand representatives and journalists descended upon Geneva, Switzerland to attend this year’s Watches and Wonders trade show, one of the most exclusive industry events worldwide. The return to an in-person experience allowed those present to touch extraordinary wristwatches and observe their nuance, complexity and finishing. At this level of watchmaking, the visual texture of timepiece is always carefully considered, but what …

A Glimpse at the Future of Watchmaking Through LVMH Watch Week 2022

Inspiring releases from four brands defining the way we tell and wear time

This year, the third annual LVMH Watch Week took place over a series of hybrid presentations, both virtual and in-person—allowing some journalists to view the 2022 models from the luxury holding company’s four time-telling brands up close. We got hands-on with these wristwatches to understand their material, finishes, legibility and weight; to scour them for details that separate them from past editions and nostalgic inspirations. Once …