Kobold’s Skeletonized Pandemonium Watch

An American assembled timepiece of unreal beauty and complication

Recently, we were lucky enough to get our hands on Kobold Watch Company’s Pandemonium watch—the first completely skeletonized chronograph assembled entirely in the US, from parts both domestic and international. An automatic winding chronograph movement stands completely visible in the piece, designed by a specialized team in northwestern Pennsylvania. Adventure is at the core of the brand, but this highly refined piece is a step …

Freitag R521 Coolidge

The Swiss brand's latest design, based on the classic mountaineering rucksack

Durability, function, style and sustainability are not mutually exclusive as Zurich-based bag-maker Freitag continues to prove. The brand’s latest offering, the R521 Coolidge, is a continuation of that tradition; this rugged commuting and travel bag takes cues from the classic Swiss rucksacks that helped early mountaineers summit peaks throughout the Alps. The bag’s outer is made of recycled truck tarps; aged on the road in …

MB&F Legacy Machine No. 2

Maximilian Büsser and his team tackle the dual regulator and celebrate creativity in watch making

Max Büsser knows watches better than most but isn’t a trained watchmaker. He instead serves as a muse of sorts, the Johnny Knoxville of modern horology, tempting the friends he collaborates with to dare to dream as big as he does. The latest result of that inspiration, research and work is MB&F‘s (Maximilian Büsser & Friends) latest creation, the Legacy Machine No. 2. Few companies …