Interview: Giorgio Galli, Design Director of Timex Group

Behind the details on the assembled-in-Connecticut American Documents collection

From his multi-floor design lab in Milan, Giorgio Galli—the design director of Timex Group—oversees developments across the historic (and ubiquitous) brand’s portfolio. While headquartered in Middlebury, Connecticut, Timex looks to the Giorgio Galli Design Lab in Italy for many reasons, including their illustrious experiences together and proximity between Galli and Timex’s luxury licensed brands, Versace and Ferragamo. Galli has been in the watch industry since 1990 …

Shinola’s Evolutionary Milestone, The Runwell Automatic Wristwatch

The brand's signature watch silhouette now features an automatic movement

It’s been six years since Shinola launched the Runwell—a debut, flagship wristwatch that sought to carry the torch for a new wave of Detroit watchmaking. This week, the brand has released the Runwell Automatic and it’s a technical and design-driven development. The watch (assembled in Detroit) still features the original, beloved silhouette, but inside there’s a Swiss Sellita SW200-1 movement. In addition to the polished …

Baselworld 2019: Watch Case Developments

Five striking selections with unusual shapes and materials

There’s no guarantee in the watch world quite like a case—the portion of the timepiece that holds it all together. It’s a protective container for the movement within (regardless of whether it’s automatic or Quartz). Most frequently, cases are simple circular, square or rectangular shapes designed to prevent damage to the innards first and foremost. But these five watches, seen at this year’s Baselworld watch …