The Span Watch from Box Clever

A blend of analog and digital in the SF design studio's smartwatch concept

With their new proposed timepiece, design firm Box Clever offers up a refined amalgamation of what we love in analog watches and what we’ve come to expect from modern technology. A jump hour, quartz-driven timekeeping unit operates the hour hand at the top hemisphere of the watch, while the minute hand ticks away on the lower half. Stretched across the center; a digital OLED screen …

Baselworld 2014: Flight

From feathers to the cosmos, three watches inspired by the sky

Artists have been inspired by the sky since the dawn of time; from the clouds and birds soaring, to human ascent and even the outer reaches of what we know—and can further imagine. Gravity-defying limitlessness propels the imagination, and it’s no different within the watch world. The following three pieces seen at Baselworld 2014 pay homage to that which exists above. Whether it’s using a …

Baselworld 2014: Brilliant Blue Dials

Eight watches across various styles and price points showcasing the majestic color

We observed the onset last year, but at this year’s Baselworld 2014 it was evident: blue watch dials are increasingly popular—and an impressive, classy alternative to the more common black or silver. There are plenty of variations in the blue, running the gamut from sky-like to deep and dark. Whether intended to wear during sport or work functions, the following watches garnered our attention with …