Baselworld 2014: MB&F’s Starfleet Machine

The Deep Space Nine-inspired collaborative desk clock engineered by L'Epée

As a symbol of their 175th anniversary, Switzerland’s last remaining specialized high-end clock manufacturer L’Epée has engineered and crafted another visionary design by conceptual micro-engineering lab MB&F. The resulting desk clock, Starfleet Machine, manages to be as visually stunning and future-forward as it is technically magnificent. Drawing inspiration from Star Trek’s Deep Space Nine, the highly detailed intergalactic artistry all serves a function—with every flourish …

Baselworld 2014: Filson’s First Watch Collection

Our first look at the in-development timepieces, built by hand with Shinola in Detroit

The momentum at Filson is palpable and exciting. Our Cool Hunting Video visit to Seattle in June 2013 captured the brand’s new headquarters the week it opened and the company has continued to evolve their core products, launched a bicycle, a customized Jeep and just announced a new line of gear for photographers, designed with the celebrated Magnum Photos team. One of their most ambitious …

Baselworld 2014: Christophe Claret’s Margot

The master watchmaker's playful and grand complication designed for women

To commence this year’s illustrious Swiss watch and jewelry fair, Baselworld, veteran watchmaker Christophe Claret announced the release of Margot, a magnificent, limited edition, automatic winding addition to the world of haute horlogerie. For years Claret has sought to release a watch of this caliber—developed specifically with women in mind. With Margot, he delivers on that desire and more. With over 731 components and 95 …