Baselworld 2018: Beyond Brown, Black and Blue

Colorful wristwatches for people in search of something different

When considering the most common colors of a watch dial, the mind undoubtedly goes to black or steel, perhaps blue or maybe an off-white. As for cases and bezels, it’s really silver, gold or black—reflecting the composition material (titanium, gold, carbon, etc). There’s a reason for this. Many watch-wearers, understandably, accessorize with the same piece every day. This means a dynamic color scheme that plays …

Ten Extraordinary New Timepieces

Unexpected, inspiring and innovative wristwatches

With eyes ever-wandering to the whizzes and bangs of the smartwatch world, traditional luxury brands have amped up the wonders defining their own timepieces. To be honest, there’s nothing quite like a watch. Even though people generally look to their phones for the time, wristwatches have honed their value. Less a tool, these are stylish accessories, statement-makers, reflections of personality and desire—and even values. When …

Mechanical Yet iPhone-Connected, The Ressence Type 2 e-Crown Concept Watch

A new development in the technology and artistry composing fine timepieces

“It’s more cyborg than it is hybrid,” Benoît Mintiens, founder and designer at Ressence, explains to us at this year’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève (SIHH). Here, Ressence has unveiled their latest concept watch and it falls in line with their history of almost unimaginable creativity. As for Mintiens’ statement, the brand new Ressence Type 2 e-Crown Concept Watch is a fully mechanical …