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Baselworld 2017: New Fossil Q Smartwatches
Forever on the quest to contextualize releases in the worlds of smartwatches and wearable tech we got all the advanced details on Fossil's forthcoming Q smartwatches. Revealed during the Baselworld watch and jewelry fair, the new Q pieces can be...
TECH
Montblanc's Google-Powered Summit Smartwatch
The wearable technology boom began with many pieces foregoing traditional watch design aesthetics. Since, however, Samsung and Apple (and many more tech companies) have adopted attributes belonging to horological language, hoping to lure in the traditional...
STYLE
Eight New Watches Under $300
Between the Swiss watch industry's fashion-world-like calendar of annual releases and the awareness boost entrepreneurs receive from crowdfunding platforms, there have never been more options for the wrist. Contrary to popular belief, a beautiful or...
CULTURE
Bamford Watch Department + We Are Halcyon's "The Superman"
"Your heartbeat slows down as soon as your face touches the water," explains celebrated freedriver (and marine biologist) Francisco Del Rosario in "The Superman." Created by We are Halcyon filmmakers Jack Pirie and Alex Hylands-White, the two-and...
DESIGN
Four Otherworldly Time-Telling Machines
The art of clock- and watch-making continues to see substantial developments as technical skill-sets are passed from generation to generation and new ideas come to light. This year's Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève (SIHH) luxury watch...
DESIGN
Montblanc's New Bronze 1858 Collection Watches
Beyond the vintage aesthetics of Montblanc's new bronze 1858 Collection pieces, two related attributes shine: the visual warmth of the metal, both dressy and casual, and an understanding that with age these watches will acquire their own unique...
DESIGN
Six New Wristwatches Pushing The Craft Forward
After years of uncertainty and dipping sales in the luxury watch industry, optimism appears to be running high again. The troubles faced by wristwatch brands—some triggered by smartwatches and wearables flooding consumer feeds—were due in no part to...
CULTURE
Best of CH 2016: Interviews
As a journalist, one immediately knows when an interview is going well. There is an understanding, or even connection, between the subject and an interviewer. One's goal is never to land a quote that makes a point, but to have a substantial dialogue...
DESIGN
CH Omakase 2016: Uniform Wares C40 Wristwatch
Not all brands are capable of delivering distinct personality with a minimal design aesthetic, yet that's exactly what Uniform Wares does with great success. Their clean style draws from classic timepieces brought to life through a contemporary...
DESIGN
CH Omakase 2016: Todd Snyder + Timex Red Wing Shoe Leather Chronograph
When we first set eyes upon NYC-based designer Todd Snyder's collaboration with Timex, there was something deeply gratifying about the updated vintage designs executed with the utmost attention to detail. Snyder himself is a passionate Timex collector...
TECH
Matrix's Body-Heat-Powered Smartwatch, PowerWatch
One of the biggest challenges to activity- and sleep-tracking gadgets happens to be the disruption caused by charging. While battery life has improved for certain devices, anyone looking for a solid, entire day read loses accuracy for those power...
DESIGN
Plan B Vintage-Inspired Watches
As we've noted time and again, there's no short supply of emerging watchmakers taking to Kickstarter to launch their debut products. Many of these brands cite throwback influences and strong materials. Rarely, however, are they as interesting as...
DESIGN
Nomos Glashütte's Berlin Design Agency, Berlinerblau
In Kreuzberger, Berlin—set high above the banks of the Landwehr Canal—German luxury watch brand Nomos Glashütte maintains their in-house design agency: Berlinerblau. The long, open-concept office extends from one side of the building to the other...
WATCHES
SBB Giant Watch
Their minimalist sensibilities have earned Switzerland's Mondaine watches many accolades and a place in the MoMA Design Store, but it's the brand's ability to make the minimal seem so powerful and engaging that keeps fans on their toes. With the recently...
DESIGN
Studio Visit: Industrial Designer Mark Braun
"Let's say that I'm very close to messy," industrial designer Mark Braun says as we enter his Treptow, Berlin studio. "But it helps with my work." While the three-room space contains fascinating items aplenty (be that tools, inspirational knickknacks...
TECH
Misft Debuts the Phase Hybrid Smartwatch
Plenty of companies in the wearable tech world have shied away from embracing traditional watch design in lieu of bands, bracelets or necklaces. As a relatively new product category—in the grand scheme of things—it's allowed for a clean slate of design...
DESIGN
Triarrows' New Affordable Mechanical Watches
After two highly successful Kickstarter campaigns raising over $100K together, affordable watch brand TRIARROWS has returned with another well-made timepiece that defies traditional wristwatch pricing. Their new automatic watch, known as The Mechanical...
DESIGN
Nocs Atelier's Unisex Seconds GMT Timepieces
For all the thoroughly impressive (and complex) complications out there in the watch world, sometimes all one needs is an additional hour hand and a second set of indicators. For frequent travelers, a new timepiece from Stockholm's Nocs Atelier...
TECH
Withings Steel HR Fitness Tracker
There's a tremendous amount of semantic value to the round-faced watch. It is what most people visually associate with the idea of a wristwatch. And while smartwatches have toyed with their own, at times bold, visual language (and wearable fitness...
DESIGN
Bamford Watch Department's Latest Heritage Series Additions
Over the years, we've often fallen for the Bamford Watch Department (BWD) pieces that drastically reimagined watches. Now, it's their subtlety that warrants attention. Recently debuting two new pieces within their already successful Bamford Heritage...
DESIGN
Seven Exemplary Summer Watch Releases
As with many brands falling under the style banner, watch companies frequently release seasonal offerings to bolster their core collection. The summer season often sees a slew of new additions that warrant just as much attention as those coming out...
DESIGN
Original Grain Launches Handcrafted Watches With Wood Dials
Solid wood watch dials are the latest addition to Original Grain's collection. After a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, the brand continues to launch stylish and eco-conscious watches inspired by the Pacific Northwest. Featuring 100% exotic...
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