Analog Watch Co.

The Carpenter Collection is made of a seemingly impossible combination of 100% wood and leather

by Bridget Harrington Rector The understated but stunning Carpenter Collection by Analog Watch Co. consists of four wooden watches with soft, flexible straps. Several contradictions might be identified in these timepieces: They are classic yet novel, highly designed but elemental and they make innovative use of mundane materials. The simplicity of the design—a circular body, an analog face devoid of markings and lack of glitz—belies …

MB&F Legacy Machine No. 2

Maximilian Büsser and his team tackle the dual regulator and celebrate creativity in watch making

Max Büsser knows watches better than most but isn’t a trained watchmaker. He instead serves as a muse of sorts, the Johnny Knoxville of modern horology, tempting the friends he collaborates with to dare to dream as big as he does. The latest result of that inspiration, research and work is MB&F‘s (Maximilian Büsser & Friends) latest creation, the Legacy Machine No. 2. Few companies …

Interesting Complications in Watchmaking

The experts at HODINKEE guide us through the latest industry innovations

by HODINKEE Some seriously complicated watches have been unveiled recently—and we’re not just talking perpetual calendars and minute repeaters. We’re talking about entirely novel ways to count and tell time by utilizing new power systems, integrating liquids with mechanics and combining existing complications in new ways. Although Francois Quentin’s 4N essentially displays the time with a digital-style readout, this watch’s mechanism is far from an …