Baselworld 2015: Georg Jensen’s Vivianna Bangle

An update to the celebrated collaboration between the Swedish designer and the Danish brand

In 1967, Danish design house Georg Jensen partnered with iconic Swedish designer Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe. Two years later, the Vivianna Bangle was born. It defied traditional time-telling logic, in that Bülow-Hübe sought to free people from the constraints of numbers (despite the piece itself providing precision). A reflective mirror face was also utilized to remind those checking the hour to be present. It was clean, …

The New Ressence Type 3 Wristwatch

Updating the complications within the visually striking masterpiece

It’s been two years since Benoît Mintiens, founder and designer at Ressence, shook up the watch world with his debut of the Type 3. This crown-free timepiece has a distinct visual identity unlike any other watch—and it’s due to a crystal dome that emphasizes 35.2 ml of refractive oil within. The visible components are in fact suspended in oil. (There is a titanium divider that …

Cartier’s Crash Skeleton Wristwatch

An unusual mechanical movement breathes new life to an horological icon

Since its introduction in 1967 Cartier’s Crash wristwatch has stood out as a model of iconic design. With a surreal asymmetrical design that challenges the uniformity of so many watches the nearly 50-year-old style Crash continues to evolve. At this year’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) a new iteration was showcased that brought our attention back to the Crash. The Cartier Crash Skeleton …