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Kobold's Skeletonized Pandemonium Watch
Recently, we were lucky enough to get our hands on Kobold Watch Company's Pandemonium watch—the first completely skeletonized chronograph assembled entirely in the US, from parts both domestic and international. An automatic winding chronograph movement...
STYLE
Uniform Wares' New Swiss-Made Watches
After much acclaim for their minimalist, refined aesthetic—with innovative flourishes—the London design team behind Uniform Wares watches has upgraded their timepieces to all Swiss-made components. Since launching the brand five years ago, founders...
DESIGN
True Blue NOMOS Glashütte Zurich Worldtimer
At Baselworld earlier this year, we noted the power of brilliant blue dials appearing across many of our favorite brands. One of the most eye-catching came by way of NOMOS, makers of personality-filled luxury watches from Glashütte, Germany. Their...
DESIGN
Snoopy + Bamford Watch Department Rolex
When Bamford Watch Department announced their collaborative piece with pop art design house Rodnik Band—on the much-loved cartoon character Snoopy—word spread like wildfire. Bamford Watch Department chose a Rolex Datejust to customize for this special...
DESIGN
The Revolving COLOREVOLUTION Watch
A glance at the face of Winter Design Group's COLOREVOLUTION watch won't ever be the same twice in one day. With each passing minute, colors evolve and shift. Cyan, magenta and yellow form the base and overlap to yield an array of charming colors...
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Charged: Ressence Watches
The world took note when Benoît Mintiens, founder of the Antwerp-based Ressence watches, released the Type 3 watch at Baselworld in 2013. The industrial designer had constructed a watch like no other; the watch face appears to dance across its crystal...
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Panda Watches
Vincent Ko, founder of bamboo-based sunglass company Panda (which initially launched through Kickstarter in 2011), is again on the crowd sourcing platform with a brand new venture. Today, 6 May 2014, sees Panda introduce a unique take on the classic...
STYLE
L'Atelier du Bracelet Parisien
Choosing the perfect watch can be a challenge: from price point to design, functionality and complexity, many factors can dictate a direction or even unhinge a commitment. There are plenty of worthy brands out there; some for everyday wear and others...
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Charged: HYT Watches
It was 2012 when Swiss watchmaker HYT (short for Hydro Technology) shocked the industry with its H1 wristwatch, but the initial design for the first watch to indicate time with liquid began almost a decade prior. That's when company founder Lucien...
DESIGN
Bravur Watches
Bravur is a watch company formed by two friends—Magnus Svensson and Johan Sahlin—in 2011. The brand exists today purely because the duo couldn't find what they were looking for in the market as it existed; so they invented it. Thankfully, the pair...
TECH
The Span Watch from Box Clever
With their new proposed timepiece, design firm Box Clever offers up a refined amalgamation of what we love in analog watches and what we've come to expect from modern technology. A jump hour, quartz-driven timekeeping unit operates the hour hand...
DESIGN
Baselworld 2014: Flight
Artists have been inspired by the sky since the dawn of time; from the clouds and birds soaring, to human ascent and even the outer reaches of what we know—and can further imagine. Gravity-defying limitlessness propels the imagination, and it's no...
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Baselworld 2014: Brilliant Blue Dials
We observed the onset last year, but at this year's Baselworld 2014 it was evident: blue watch dials are increasingly popular—and an impressive, classy alternative to the more common black or silver. There are plenty of variations in the blue, running...
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Baselworld 2014: Extreme Complications
There are certain timepieces that not many individuals will ever actually own. A select group of collectors with plenty of disposable income may snatch them up—hopefully wearing them out and about every so often so that others have the chance to catch...
DESIGN
Q & Q Solar-Powered Watches
Sometimes all you need from a watch is reliability and a little bit of vibrancy. Japanese brand Q & Q (which stands for quest and quality), founded in 1976 as part of Citizen Watch Co., offers both with their new range of ultra-affordable SmileSolar...
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Baselworld 2014: MB&F's Starfleet Machine
As a symbol of their 175th anniversary, Switzerland's last remaining specialized high-end clock manufacturer L'Epée has engineered and crafted another visionary design by conceptual micro-engineering lab MB&F. The resulting desk clock, Starfleet...
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Baselworld 2014: Filson's First Watch Collection
The momentum at Filson is palpable and exciting. Our Cool Hunting Video visit to Seattle in June 2013 captured the brand’s new headquarters the week it opened and the company has continued to evolve their core products, launched a bicycle, a customized...
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Baselworld 2014: Christophe Claret's Margot
To commence this year's illustrious Swiss watch and jewelry fair, Baselworld, veteran watchmaker Christophe Claret announced the release of Margot, a magnificent, limited edition, automatic winding addition to the world of haute horlogerie. For...
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Autodromo Prototipo Chronographs
Bradley Price, founder of Officine Autodromo, not only recognizes the romanticism and beauty of early automobile racing, he also captures it in his design work—across gloves, sunglasses and watches. His two latest releases in the Prototipo Chronograph...
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The Bulgari Octo: Master Watchmakers
Impressed by the stunning, geometric design of the Bulgari Octo, we've taken time to explore its inspirations and shed light on a watch that steps beyond the traditional. To bolster our knowledge of the timeless architectural structure applied...
STYLE
SIHH 2014: Panerai Pocket Watch 3 Days
Following the success of last year's introduction of the Panerai Pocket Watch 3 Days Oro Rosso for $71,800. Images courtesy of Panerai
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SIHH 2014: Watches with Visible Movements
Among the many magnificent watches we had the opportunity to preview at this year's Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva, more than a few incorporated visibility into their movements and complications. From skeletons to just...
STYLE
Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Planétarium Poetic Complication
A highlight of the annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), held every January in Geneva, is seeing the various brands compete against each other in the very technical and artistic ends of the market with creations that have never...
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Interview: James Thompson of Black Badger
Black Badger Advanced Composites might not be a name you're familiar with, but founder James Thompson is in demand from all quarters right now. In a remarkably short period of time, this Canadian-born resident of Gothenburg, Sweden has enjoyed a...
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