A gasket-free, direct mechanical sealing technology for watches from Mauron Musy.
350-year-old Watch Nested in Solid Emerald
Set in a single Columbian emerald, this watch was excavated in the Cheapside Hoard—the largest collection of Elizabethan & early Stuart jewellery on record. Given emerald's proclivity to fracture, the fact that this piece has persisted in such excellent condition for this many centuries is remarkable.
Here's Hoping 2021 Rises Like a Phoenix from the Ashes of 2020
Grand feu enamel, hand engraving, hand finishing—a majestic display of handcraft in a unique piece from Schwarz Etienne & L'Atelier Blandenier. Peter Speake-Marin delves into the craft & techniques involved in bringing The Phoenix Collaboration from concept through to final product.
Differential from Philippe Dufour's Duality
Beyond Ken Kocienda's Solar face that shipped with the original Apple Watch, Geoff McFetridge's Artist face is one of the first to truly begin to explore the boundary pushing potential of the device
The first time that the thought of a constantly evolving watch face ever crossed my mind occurred while touring a small exhibit of digital works at the British Museum back in 2004, coincidentally, the exhibit also included a profile on Jony Ive & some of his design work for Apple up to that point
Magnetic bracelets & watches do not good bedfellows make.
While this minimalist magnetic bracelet from Crossover Industries may be super handy for holding stitch markers when knitting & accessorizes nicely with a minimalist timepiece in the promo shots, it's pretty much guaranteed to kill the accuracy of—if not downright stop—the quartz watch it's pictured with.
“Escapement design is something horologists have been fiddling with for 500 or so years, but while many are called, few are chosen, and the timeline of horology is littered with the sad, silent, inert corpses of escapements which enjoyed, as it were, a brief moment in the sun”
Jack Forster takes a deep dive into the world of escapements