18 Time-Telling Highlights from Watches & Wonders 2021

Solar power from Cartier, cotton candy divers from Oris, collaborations with Marvel, Tadao Ando and Felipe Pantone, and a UFO table clock

Rarely (if ever before) does one of our highlight stories rise to a whopping 18 selections. Quality over quantity underpins our editorial drive. And yet, after one week of appointments, online for hours on end, gazing at the novelties from some 35 brands in the Watches & Wonders 2021 trade show (a digital iteration of what was once the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie), many …

OneClock’s Analog Alarm Clock Embraces Retro Tech + Design

A design-forward alarm clock that features an endless assortment of warm instrumentals

OneClock’s eponymous analog alarm clock ($192) was designed to help people wake up less abruptly, through the use of melodic compositions created by composer and multi-instrumentalist Jon Natchez of The War on Drugs. Plenty of people strive to disconnect when the day ends, reducing screen time or leaving their phone outside their bedroom altogether when it’s time to sleep. But many of us rely on …

Almost Object’s Simple Stretch Clock

Available on Kickstarter now, a rubber band that transforms everyday objects into time-telling tools

Almost Object founder and designer Nicholas Baker attributes his newest release to an emerald-colored marble slab he found on the sidewalk in his Brooklyn neighborhood. He took the discarded material home—as he often does, he explains—and let it marinate in his space. After a while, an idea hit: he’d wrap the slab in a timekeeping mechanism, transforming the decorative element into a clock. Keeping the …