17.09 MING + Massena LAB Limited Edition Wristwatch

A honeycombed collaboration with nuanced finishing

More than a comfortably sized automatic timepiece with an elegant honeycomb dial, the 17.09 MING + Massena LAB Limited Edition wristwatch is a collaboration between two great watch industry minds—photographer and watchmaker Ming Thein and collector and creative consultant William Massena. It also marks the first-ever collaboration for Thein’s Kuala Lumpur-designed, Swiss-made horological collective and plays upon the brand’s successful (and sold out) 17.09 style. Nuanced finishing and unique design …

Interview: Isotope Watches Founder José Miranda

An independent British wristwatch brand introduces its latest innovative timepiece

To be a well-priced independent watch brand in an industry defined by luxury holding companies requires vision, passion and patience. José Miranda, founder of Isotope Watches, possesses all three. His portfolio of innovative designs—which began with the visceral Rider Jumping Hour, continued with the sporty but refined Goutte d’Eau Compressor Diver and now advances with the GMT 0º—doesn’t look like that of others. There are elements, of course, drawn …

Three Industry-Advancing Timepieces from LVMH Watch Week 2021

Hublot's artist collaboration, Zenith's innovative evolution and Bulgari's audacious addition

In concise briefings—with wristwatches as the rightful centerpiece—LVMH Watch Week took place online last week. As with the inaugural iteration in 2020, three of the luxury conglomerate’s brands presented novelties (a term used to reference new or updated timepieces for the current year). Though there was much to love for fans of Hublot, Zenith and Bulgari, the three models we selected stand apart for their uncompromising …