MB&F Horological Machine No. 6: Space Pirate

Our preview of the dazzling new timepiece from the experimental Swiss watchmaker that takes design to galactic heights

Max Büsser, the man behind some of the most unusual timepieces in the world, says that “no one needs a watch to tell time.” Instead, he thinks about the watches his company MB&F (Maximilian Büsser and friends) creates as a collaborative process in “kinetic sculpture that also tells time, but that’s not the point.” Each new release causes the watch world to pay attention, and …

Charged: Ressence Watches

The brand's visionary founder discusses reimagining the mechanics of watchmaking

The world took note when Benoît Mintiens, founder of the Antwerp-based Ressence watches, released the Type 3 watch at Baselworld in 2013. The industrial designer had constructed a watch like no other; the watch face appears to dance across its crystal surface. At first glance, the innovative crown-free timepiece appears to be digital, yet it’s entirely mechanical, with an automatic movement. The stakes in the …