Watches and Wonders 2022: Timepieces With Extraordinary Visual Texture

Seven wristwatches with surprising surfaces crafted from ultra-luxuriant materials

A coalition of watch collectors, brand representatives and journalists descended upon Geneva, Switzerland to attend this year’s Watches and Wonders trade show, one of the most exclusive industry events worldwide. The return to an in-person experience allowed those present to touch extraordinary wristwatches and observe their nuance, complexity and finishing. At this level of watchmaking, the visual texture of timepiece is always carefully considered, but what …

Blok 33 Watch

Blok’s innovative debut collection includes six colorful analog timepieces designed for children with quality, durability, practicality and fun in mind. These water-resistant quartz watches feature a Swiss-made movement and incorporate a functional clicking bezel that’s divided into blocks of time, ranging from five to 30 minutes, to help kids learn about time management. The design-forward brand utilizes sustainable components throughout: a biopolymer derived from the …

With Pops of Color, Swiss Watch Brand Maurice Lacroix Moves Toward Sustainability

A new version of the popular AIKON model comes in a material upcycled from ocean plastic

This weekend, Swiss luxury watch brand Maurice Lacroix debuted the vibrant, innovative AIKON #tide watch collection. A quartz variant of the maison’s critically and commercially successful AIKON Automatic watch, the new series was developed in partnership with #tide, an organization crafting upcycled composite materials from recovered ocean-bound plastic. In fact, the cases of these 40mm wristwatches, as well as the packaging of each finished product, are composed of …