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Todd Snyder + Timex Watches
While visiting Japan, NY-based menswear designer Todd Snyder—who happens to be a vintage watch fan—spied a Japan-only release of a Timex watch collaboration utilizing Red Wing's signature leather. Smitten with the piece, he gathered enough of them...
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Six New Timepieces Pushing Innovation in Watchmaking
Innovation in mechanical watchmaking is alive and well—bursting at the springs in fact—as we saw at this year's Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (often referred to as SIHH). Few people "need" a fine mechanical timepiece, though the desire...
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Interview: Watchmaker Kari Voutilainen
Kari Voutilainen made his first watch in 1994. In 2002, he would launch his eponymous watch brand for which nearly every component is made in-house. A brand that over the years would release firsts, from complications to finishes and beyond. Voutilainen...
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Why Richard Mille's RMS05 Fountain Pen Costs $105,000
Fans of luxury Swiss watchmaker Richard Mille would not hesitate when reaching for their wallet for a timepiece with a price tag over $100,000. What happens, then, when the brand's artisan watchmakers take their mechanical know-how and apply it...
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IWC's New, Smaller Pilot's Watches
For almost 150 years now, IWC Schaffhausen has produced some of the most popular and well-received Swiss-made watches. Over the last few years, and simultaneous with a global consumer trend toward bigger-is-better, IWC began producing timepieces...
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Larsson & Jennings' The Automatic Series
Much can be said of the multi-national inspiration behind watch brand Larsson & Jennings. Established between Stockholm and London, the brand draws from the minimalist design sensibilities of the former, punctuated with historic timepiece nuances...
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Richard Mille's RM 07-02 Pink Lady Sapphire Watch
One might not be surprised to learn that most technical advancements in watchmaking (and their subsequent application) occur regarding men's pieces. This is true of many brands, including Swiss innovator Richard Mille—and yet, with their brand...
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Grande Seconde Quantieme Silver Côtes de Genève
In many ways, Swiss watchmaker Jaquet Droz's Grande Seconde Quantieme Silver Côtes de Genève epitomizes the brand. At the watch's core, there's a proprietary Jaquet Droz 2660Q2, self-winding mechanical movement powering an off-center hours and minutes...
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Uniform Wares + MoMA Limited Edition Watch
In the six years since their launch, Uniform Wares has already garnered the attention of watch-lovers and design experts alike. In a time when the industry is dominated by oversized pieces complete with oft-unused additional functionality, Uniform...
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Classic Yolk Watch
With AARK Collective's Classic Yolk watch, it's all about balance. Despite what initially reads as a minimal design, the personality behind the piece hails from more than just its vibrant color. The geometry of the hands and details upon the face make...
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Tudor's New Heritage Black Bay "Black"
In 2012, TUDOR unveiled their Heritage Black Bay diver watch line—an inspired two model collection invoking 1950s style. In essence, it was a revival of a much-loved classic, punctuated with modern nuances, by the relaunched Rolex sibling brand...
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Commando Rolex Milgauss
Inspired by traditional camouflage designs and coloration, the team at Bamford Watch Department have released customized versions of Rolex's iconic Milgauss and Submariner timepieces for their new Commando line. Rolex debuted the Milgauss back in 1956...
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Richard Mille's RM 69 Erotic Tourbillon
There's something innately personal about a wristwatch. It rests on the body as a reflection of one's aesthetic values and design interests. It's more than an item of utility, it's one of the rare accessories men wear with frequency. Channeling...
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Analog Watch Co.'s Mason Collection
by Bridget Harrington Rector From the creator of the unusual wood and leather watches (which were picked up by the MoMA Design Store) comes an equally eye-catching wristwatch made of solid marble. The Mason Collection demonstrates how Lorenzo...
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TID Watches: No.2
This summer, Swedish watch brand TID releases its new timepiece, evolving its already successful design with some sweet new twists. Formed by Ola E. Bernestål, Petrus Palmér and design studio Form Us With Love, TID’s entry to the world of watches...
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German Precision in A. Lange & Söhne's 2015 Timepieces
At this year's Concorso d'Eleganza, we had the opportunity to get hands-on with luxury watch brand A. Lange & Söhne's latest pieces. Over a year ago, we were taken by their 1815 Tourbillon and this year's crop is just as impressive. From the ultra...
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The Watch Wallet by Discommon
For travelers, there's never been an appropriate, reliable and dedicated place to stow a wristwatch. That's about to change, thanks to California-based DISCOMMON's debut product The Watch Wallet. Not only is it a safe, thoughtful location for a watch...
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Watchismo's Unusual Mechanical Watch: The Halograph
For over 15 years, the folks behind watch retailer Watchismo have searched for some of the most interesting timepieces on the market to put in their online store. In 2013, however, they stormed the internet in a new way and founded their own brand...
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Star Wars + Nixon Watch Collection
First and foremost, California's Nixon watch company creates detail-oriented wristwatches that beg to be worn out and about. Their attention to detail and clever wearability has never been more present than in the brand's latest collaboration, announced...
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Triarrows Affordable Luxury Watches
In the age of smartwatches and wearable tech, there's also been a global resurgence in attention to and love for the classic wristwatch. It's more than just nostalgia, the value is evident: the watch is an accessory that conveys style while being...
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Montblanc's Vasco da Gama-Inspired Timepiece Collection
Inspiration strikes in many ways, but for an explorer at heart, there's nothing quite like hearing the tales of early adventurers. This can certainly be said of the tales surrounding Vasco da Gama, who sailed from Lisbon in 1497 and found the first...
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Baselworld 2015: Moon Phase Watches
A rather popular complication in luxury watchmaking, a moon phase indicator is often a nice design touch rather than a useful tool—unless one looks to the stars for more than inspiration. At this year's Baselworld, many brands presented stellar updates...
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Baselworld 2015: Six Green Watches
At last year's Baselworld, we took note of the impressive array of watches sporting brilliant blue dials. They ranged from classy and classic, to fun and vibrant. And this year, we felt the same about inflections of green throughout watches. With variations...
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Baselworld 2015: Georg Jensen's Vivianna Bangle
In 1967, Danish design house Georg Jensen partnered with iconic Swedish designer Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe. Two years later, the Vivianna Bangle was born. It defied traditional time-telling logic, in that Bülow-Hübe sought to free people from the...
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The New Ressence Type 3 Wristwatch
It's been two years since Benoît Mintiens, founder and designer at Ressence, shook up the watch world with his debut of the Type 3. This crown-free timepiece has a distinct visual identity unlike any other watch—and it's due to a crystal dome that...
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