watches

  • Niall Is Making Luxury Watches In Kansas City

    Niall Is Making Luxury Watches In Kansas City

    When you think of Kansas City a few things come to mind: barbecue, blues, and Étienne de Veniard, Sieur de Bourgmont, the first Frenchman to settle the area and his excellent treatise “Exact Description of Louisiana, of Its Harbors, Lands and Rivers, and Names of the Indian Tribes That Occupy It, and the Commerce and Advantages to Be Derived Therefrom for the Establishment of a… Read More

  • MB&F Mixes Up Sci-Fi Canon With A New High-Tech Music Box

    MB&F Mixes Up Sci-Fi Canon With A New High-Tech Music Box

    Watchmaker MB&F aka Maximilian Büsser & Friends is well known for its dedication to the sci-fi cause. Many of the watches – some costing over $100,000 – are reminiscent of robots, steampunk engines, and alien heads. Now, however, you and yours can own a handmade music box that looks like a weird USS Enterprise and plays, oddly enough, the Star Wars theme. Read More

  • Timex And Qualcomm Team Up To Make A Smartwatch For Fitness Freaks

    Timex And Qualcomm Team Up To Make A Smartwatch For Fitness Freaks

    There are a few things everyone knows about smartwatches right now. First, you must have an e-ink screen. Second you have to use them with a phone nearby. Third, they’re not very rugged. Timex and Qualcomm, however, have decided to blow those myths out of the water. Their new product, the Timex Ironman One GPS+, is a self-contained sports watch that allows for GPS location tracking… Read More

  • Nooka Watches Crowdfunds A Cool New Custom Chronograph

    Nooka Watches Crowdfunds A Cool New Custom Chronograph

    Nooka is one of my favorite watch brands. The creator, Matthew Waldman, originally worked for Seiko and then built his own company, creating a unique line of watches that depended on dots and gauges to tell the time and date. His pieces, which prefigured the rise of weirdo watchmakers like Tokyoflash, were geek chic before there was geek chic. Read More

  • Watch This Beautiful 3D-Printed Tourbillon In Action

    Watch This Beautiful 3D-Printed Tourbillon In Action

    I’ve been watching my buddy Nicholas Manousos for a few years now. He’s been designing and printing large representations of various watch parts and movements and posting them on Facebook for a while, and he’s just completed his pièce de résistance: a working tourbillon in brightly colored plastic. Read More

  • Apple Poaches Patrick Pruniaux, Watch Brand Tag Heuer’s VP Of Sales

    Apple Poaches Patrick Pruniaux, Watch Brand Tag Heuer’s VP Of Sales

    Apple has hired another luxury brand exec away from an established brand. Patrick Pruniaux, VP of sales for watch company Tag Heuer, will join Apple on Monday after seven years in the world of luxury timepieces. Pruniaux, second from the right in the above photograph, joins the company just as talk of an iWatch has risen to a dull roar. Read More

  • This Mechanical Watch Has A Magic Button That Sets It By GPS

    This Mechanical Watch Has A Magic Button That Sets It By GPS

    If there’s a single problem with mechanical watches its that they’re often considered inaccurate. A collection of gears and springs, no matter how carefully put together, will always lose a little time here or there. There’s a solution, quartz, but these tickers are accurate but boring. But why not put the chocolate in the peanut butter, as it were, and connect the two? VCXO… Read More

  • Swatch’s Sistem51 Rethinks The Mechanical Watch

    Swatch’s Sistem51 Rethinks The Mechanical Watch

    I have a soft spot for mechanical watches which is why the so called Sistem51 (Swatch calls it the shouty SISTEM51) is so near and dear to my heart. It is, in short, one of the most interesting developments in mass-market micro mechanics since the invention of the quartz Timex, a mix of cool high-tech and ridiculous, Tamogotchi-like old tech that it’s interesting that it hasn’t… Read More

  • The Kairos Mechanical Smartwatch Blends Tradition And High Tech

    The Kairos Mechanical Smartwatch Blends Tradition And High Tech

    As a watch fan I’ve seen them all: the Fossils, the Rolexes, the Omegas, and now the Kairosii. Created by a team of engineers, designers, and entrepreneurs, these watches feature a standard automatic mechanical watch (the kind you wind) behind a tinted crystal that can show notifications right on the surface. How does it work? The mechanical portion is a standard Miyota Japan 82S7… Read More

  • Samsung Goes For Another Round In The Wearables Ring With The Gear 2

    Samsung Goes For Another Round In The Wearables Ring With The Gear 2

    If I’ve noticed any sort of trend in the wearables space it’s that watches now look like watches. Runners will remember early Garmin GPS watches that looked like bulbous alien egg sacs on your wrists while even the Omate wrist computer still looks like an unlanced polyp. But almost everyone else – Pebble, Basis, and the like – have created devices that are one step… Read More