Brathwait’s Inexpensive Automatic Watches

Founder Henrik Torp on keeping made-to-order Swiss timepieces accessible

With their two-style Swiss Automatic timepiece line, watchmaker Brathwait has succeeded where few can. As the collection title implies, these watches are both Swiss-made and automatic. Remarkably, however, they’re also under $600. Quality components haven’t been sacrificed; there’s a top-grade Sellita Swiss Calibre SW 260 movement, domed sapphire crystal, genuine Italian leather strap, and luminous markers. It’s a 38mm stainless steel case (in either rose …

Larsson & Jennings Norse Collection

The clean, modern watch brand introduces Swiss-made pieces in angular cases

It’s safe to say the bulk of watches on the market (Apple Watch, aside) feature round cases with round faces and, since their inception in 2012, UK/Swedish watch brand Larsson & Jennings has excelled at producing modern, circular wristwatches. With their latest debut, the Norse Collection, they’ve taken their minimalist design sensibilities and applied them to angular cases—with variations on the square and rectangle. Each …

Uniform Wares’ First-Ever Watch Line for Women

The London-designed, Swiss-made minimal timepieces reflect everything we've come to love about the brand

To be honest, the gender neutral allure of Uniform Wares watches was a feature that caught our attention all the way back in 2009. Their clean but dynamic designs, envisioned in Clerkenwell, England and assembled in Switzerland, have found places on the wrists of men and women alike. And yet, their brand new dedicated women’s collection is an aesthetic and technical success. The reason here …