10 Technical Masterpieces From Watches & Wonders 2020

More than eye-pleasing inventions, timepieces that advance expectations of an industry

Formerly known as Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) and widely regarded as Switzerland’s most illustrious watch event, Watches & Wonders 2020 intended to open its doors this week to a select few. Instead, what was once an elegant in-person experience in Geneva for collectors, buyers and media has become online viewing rooms housing the latest milestone releases from Richemont‘s brands and select independent …

N°6 Scented Pencils

Inspired by Swiss fragrance and candlemaker Mizensir’s “Bois du Tibet” aroma, Caran D’Ache’s N°6 Scented Pencils offer elegant patchouli, incense and tonka bean notes. The carefully selected, high-quality wood is both FSC- and OLB-certified. Even the pencil lead has been manufactured from 100% natural products. This isn’t an average pencil set, but then again nothing from this Swiss brand is average.

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 …