These days, we can check the time on our phone, ask Siri what the time is, even listen to clock ticking ASMR to fall asleep. Why not take a step back from these modern distractions and join us in celebrating some of the best wall clocks that enjoy time in its purest form.
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Founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius, the Staatlisches Bauhaus applied arts school in Weimar remains vastly influential, despite its shortlived existence. Its modernist precepts outlasted the century, and the Bauhaus ethos continues to inform watch design.
Over the past decades, luxury brands, jewellers, passionate entrepreneurs and independent creators have entered the watchmaking world where they have distinguished themselves with truly original case designs.
Just recently, the second annual Watches & Wonders Miami show took place in the Miami Design District. Here, against a backdrop of sculptures, art and architectural spaces designed by top artists, W&W Miami offered a host of panel discussions about the watch world. Top among them was a lively discussion entitled “Behind the Scenes of Watch Creation”.
Having asked itself this question at its beginning, the FHH Watchmaking Trends Report 2018 spends the ensuing 35 pages suggesting some answers using interviews with CEOs, designers, media, the ubiquitous influencers and yes, even a watchmaker, along with acute insights, analysis, infographics, and films.
Bronze, vintage and military: a winning combination in the current climate and one that Anonimo has down to a tee. The Italian brand has made a fresh start in Switzerland. A similar destiny awaits Vulcain, now in the same hands.
The German watchmaker has won the prestigious iFjDesign Award, its seventh in a row, this time for the Metro neomatik 39 silvercut.