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 …

Baselworld 2014: Flight

From feathers to the cosmos, three watches inspired by the sky

Artists have been inspired by the sky since the dawn of time; from the clouds and birds soaring, to human ascent and even the outer reaches of what we know—and can further imagine. Gravity-defying limitlessness propels the imagination, and it’s no different within the watch world. The following three pieces seen at Baselworld 2014 pay homage to that which exists above. Whether it’s using a …