Bamford Watch Department + Black Badger’s Fordite Watches

Limited to just 10 pieces, a collaboration resulting in unique pieces of art

Black Badger (aka James Thompson) is well known in horology circles as an artist with more than a passing devotion to high-powered lume and hard-to-find materials. If you’re a contemporary watch designer looking to inject a little oomph into your pieces, the chances are Thompson’s on your list. Likewise, Bamford Watch Department is consistently pushing the boundaries of custom watchmaking and when the two collaborate—and …

Gift Guide: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s Moon Landing

Inspiring items to commemorate one of our greatest cosmic advancements

In July 1969, NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins boarded the Saturn V SA-506 rocket headed from Earth to the moon. On 20 July, Armstrong and Aldrin landed the Apollo Lunar Module on the moon’s surface and took a mid-afternoon stroll—making them the first humans ever to set foot on the moon’s dry, rocky and very distant surface. Our collective obsession with …

Interview: Honoring TAG Heuer’s Monaco with Heritage Director Catherine Eberle-Devaux

Five limited edition commemorative versions are debuting around the world

Few wristwatches come close to the global recognition of the Monaco, which was created by TAG Heuer in 1969 to commemorate one of history’s quintessential Grand Prix races—held in its namesake location. Some 50 years later, the famed watch still makes a splash, not just in the world of horology, but also in the racing world that inspired it. With a distinct blue face, square …