Charged: Ressence Watches

The brand's visionary founder discusses reimagining the mechanics of watchmaking

The world took note when Benoît Mintiens, founder of the Antwerp-based Ressence watches, released the Type 3 watch at Baselworld in 2013. The industrial designer had constructed a watch like no other; the watch face appears to dance across its crystal surface. At first glance, the innovative crown-free timepiece appears to be digital, yet it’s entirely mechanical, with an automatic movement. The stakes in the …

Panda Watches

The Kickstarter-born brand introduces sustainable and elegant bamboo watches

Vincent Ko, founder of bamboo-based sunglass company Panda (which initially launched through Kickstarter in 2011), is again on the crowd sourcing platform with a brand new venture. Today, 6 May 2014, sees Panda introduce a unique take on the classic watch design. The new Panda watches may very well be the first to incorporate bamboo in the manufacturing process. After multiple requests from customers and …

L’Atelier du Bracelet Parisien

One of a kind, customized, made-to-measure luxury watch straps

Choosing the perfect watch can be a challenge: from price point to design, functionality and complexity, many factors can dictate a direction or even unhinge a commitment. There are plenty of worthy brands out there; some for everyday wear and others for the perfect accent to a special occasion. For those looking for something uniquely theirs, L’Atelier du Bracelet Parisien provides an exquisite alternative. In …