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 …

Nomos Glashütte’s Berlin Design Agency, Berlinerblau

An in-house studio driving watch design forward while holding true to the brand's signature elements

In Kreuzberg, Berlin—set high above the banks of the Landwehr Canal—German luxury watch brand Nomos Glashütte maintains their in-house design agency: Berlinerblau. The long, open-concept office extends from one side of the building to the other, with large windows filtering in plenty of natural light. For years now, staff designers (and guests such as industrial designer Mark Braun) present their vision for future collections here. …