SIHH 2014: Watches with Visible Movements

A look at the artistry of mechanical watch movements

Among the many magnificent watches we had the opportunity to preview at this year’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva, more than a few incorporated visibility into their movements and complications. From skeletons to just a peek, watches that offer a view to their heart are fascinating. Beyond just showcasing jewels, an exposed movement or tourbillon reveals the miniature mechanical universe behind …

Van Cleef & Arpels’ Midnight Planétarium Poetic Complication

A standout at SIHH 2014 this timpiece depicts the solar system's movement

A highlight of the annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), held every January in Geneva, is seeing the various brands compete against each other in the very technical and artistic ends of the market with creations that have never been seen before—often with prices that are equally out of this world. One of our favorites from this category from 2014’s SIHH is the …

Interview: James Thompson of Black Badger

From jewelry and watches made from NASA-grade materials to next-generation submarines, this designer knows no boundaries

Black Badger Advanced Composites might not be a name you’re familiar with, but founder James Thompson is in demand from all quarters right now. In a remarkably short period of time, this Canadian-born resident of Gothenburg, Sweden has enjoyed a career path that has seen him chat watches with the CEO of Bell & Ross, design next-gen submarines for the Royal Australian Navy, collaborate with …