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 …

Autodromo Prototipo Chronographs

Two new watches that recall the golden days of sports car racing

Bradley Price, founder of Officine Autodromo, not only recognizes the romanticism and beauty of early automobile racing, he also captures it in his design work—across gloves, sunglasses and watches. His two latest releases in the Prototipo Chronograph series certainly evoke the late ’60s and early ’70s with their barrel cases and retro-tinged color palettes, but there’s also beautifully modern finishing and detail work that brings …