Charged: HYT Watches

Fluid mechanics meets haute horlogerie in the Swiss company's innovative architectural masterpieces

It was 2012 when Swiss watchmaker HYT (short for Hydro Technology) shocked the industry with its H1 wristwatch, but the initial design for the first watch to indicate time with liquid began almost a decade prior. That’s when company founder Lucien Vouillamoz, a former nuclear engineer, began obsessing over a concept that integrates the gravitational energy used in clepsydras (ancient Greek water clocks that use …

Bravur Watches

The young Swedish watch brand replaces the macho and flashy with intricate style

Bravur is a watch company formed by two friends—Magnus Svensson and Johan Sahlin—in 2011. The brand exists today purely because the duo couldn’t find what they were looking for in the market as it existed; so they invented it. Thankfully, the pair comes from a design background which means Bravur’s first watch, the BW001, is causing a stir among horological enthusiasts. “I’ve got a cycle …

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 …