Studio Visit: Industrial Designer Mark Braun

Inside a Berlin workshop where material and form unite for new meaning

“Let’s say that I’m very close to messy,” industrial designer Mark Braun says as we enter his Treptow, Berlin studio. “But it helps with my work.” While the three-room space contains fascinating items aplenty (be that tools, inspirational knickknacks, books or an array of items he imagined and constructed across many types of media) messy isn’t the exact word. It’s very much populated—with design. Here, …

Seven Exemplary Summer Watch Releases

Fancy or fun by way of bright colors, durable steel and more

As with many brands falling under the style banner, watch companies frequently release seasonal offerings to bolster their core collection. The summer season often sees a slew of new additions that warrant just as much attention as those coming out around milestone events—such as Baselworld, SIHH or the holiday period. And this year has been no different. From historic design houses to industrial designer collaborations, …

True Blue NOMOS Glashütte Zurich Worldtimer

A new vibrant dial and proprietary movement in the highly functional timepiece

At Baselworld earlier this year, we noted the power of brilliant blue dials appearing across many of our favorite brands. One of the most eye-catching came by way of NOMOS, makers of personality-filled luxury watches from Glashütte, Germany. Their latest offering, the true blue Zurich Worldtimer, is an update on a previous model and while it’s the first Worldtimer to sport a blue face, it’s …