The House of Harry Winston’s San Francisco Salon

An iconic Union Square space reimagined with splendor

200 Post Street, a corner building in San Francisco’s Union Square neighborhood, has long been a destination for the sale of fine jewelry. An architectural landmark, it housed retailers Shreve & Co until 2015. After 109 years at the site, the SF-based brand shifted to a nearby location and another icon began the process of making it their own. Recently, Harry Winston opened the doors …

MB&F + L’Epée 1839’s “The Fifth Element” Weather Station

An entirely mechanical UFO featuring a thermometer, a barometer, and a hygrometer

No one in the world of horlogerie understands the dual-force effect of science fiction with purpose quite like MB&F. On a broader level, every release from the imaginative design house emphasizes the power of artistic and technical exploration, and consumers have appreciated the eccentric yet useful benefits of this. The brand’s name—short for Maximilian Büsser and Friends—calls to attention the fact that their pieces are …

Baselworld 2017: Five Well-Designed Women’s Watches

Various timepieces, across multiple price points, that are more than just pretty

More often than not, women’s watches tend to condescend to the consumer base—throwing in a delicate or funky colorway or adding some gemstones atop a fairly normal timepiece without much to its core. With the amount of innovation and craftsmanship dedicated toward men’s watches, it’s refreshing to find women’s wristwatches produced by the same effort. At this year’s Baselworld watch fair, we saw many brands …