Interview: Technical Director + Master Watchmaker Pim Koeslag

Tales from the masterful hand behind the Frederique Constant, Alpina and Ateliers deMonaco brands

To attempt understanding the demands on a watchmaker requires looking at the scale of a watch and imagining how many components could possibly be inside—and how those technical attributes inform the design of the timepiece. Now, imagine holding the title of master watchmaker (or equivalent) across three very different brands at the exact same time. That’s what Pim Koeslag does for the classic maison Frederique …

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: Andersen Geneve’s Watch for Winemakers

Limited edition "Vita Vinum" timepieces act a guide through the seasons

Limited to just 12 pieces, Andersen Geneve‘s Vita Vinum wristwatch marks the Swiss brand’s first offering in their new Art & Culture collection. This particular watch, dedicated to winemakers and wine lovers, features a hand-painted sub-disc that turns entirely over 365 days. As it rotates, it reveals 12 different steps of the winemaking process done throughout the year. These scenes were inspired by an illustrated …