Panda Watches

The Kickstarter-born brand introduces sustainable and elegant bamboo watches

Vincent Ko, founder of bamboo-based sunglass company Panda (which initially launched through Kickstarter in 2011), is again on the crowd sourcing platform with a brand new venture. Today, 6 May 2014, sees Panda introduce a unique take on the classic watch design. The new Panda watches may very well be the first to incorporate bamboo in the manufacturing process. After multiple requests from customers and …

L’Atelier du Bracelet Parisien

One of a kind, customized, made-to-measure luxury watch straps

Choosing the perfect watch can be a challenge: from price point to design, functionality and complexity, many factors can dictate a direction or even unhinge a commitment. There are plenty of worthy brands out there; some for everyday wear and others for the perfect accent to a special occasion. For those looking for something uniquely theirs, L’Atelier du Bracelet Parisien provides an exquisite alternative. In …

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 …