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 …

Interview: Technical Director + Master Watchmaker Pim Koeslag

Tales from the masterful hand behind the Frederique Constant, Alpina and Ateliers deMonaco brands

To attempt understanding the demands on a watchmaker requires looking at the scale of a watch and imagining how many components could possibly be inside—and how those technical attributes inform the design of the timepiece. Now, imagine holding the title of master watchmaker (or equivalent) across three very different brands at the exact same time. That’s what Pim Koeslag does for the classic maison Frederique …