Watches


The Smart Watch That Converted Me to Wearables

October 18, 2017
Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator thought she wasn’t interested in possessing any “smart” gear. Then she tested out a piece from Kronaby.

Why ‘Battle of the Sexes’ is Relevant Now

September 19, 2017
Here’s what Associate Editor Ashley Davis learned from tennis legend and Citizen brand ambassador Billie Jean King.

Shaking Up the World of Watchmaking: A Chat with Fiona Krüger

May 12, 2017
The Swiss watchmaker on being a woman in a male-dominated industry, her skeleton aesthetic and the place of watches in the world today.

Why People Still Wear Watches

April 13, 2017
Our Editor-in-Chief also dives into what sizes they prefer and how they feel about smart devices in her post-Baselworld blog post.

Here’s the Latest in Wearable Tech

January 12, 2017
Google, Swarovski and Fossil are just a few of the brands introducing new models as the wearables category continues to expand.  

4 Trends from Baselworld 2016

March 30, 2016
Small, thinner watches and jewelry that transitions easily from day to night were among the trends our editor-in-chief spotted in Switzerland.

Milus embarks on historical mission

June 12, 2012
In the watch industry, brands constantly are on a quest to connect with their history and tradition, leading to the introduction of countless timepieces that “reach back into the archives” to pay homage to a milestone anniversary of one particular...

Excuse me, your watch is showing

December 14, 2011
During the course of my first year covering the watch industry, I was asked to cover an auction that included multiple lots of “erotic” watches, watches that contain a hidden-yet-naughty scene. After these watches appeared in several subsequent auctions, I...

A Berlin Story

May 8, 2009
I flew to Berlin two days ago, essentially, to attend a dinner party. If that sounds decadent, well, you don’t know the half of it. Last night, A. Lange & Söhne, the prestige watch brand from Germany’s Saxony region, staged...

Boys just wanna have fun

June 5, 2008
It seems as if looking good and telling time just aren't enough anymore. Nowadays, men's watches have to ensure a good time to keep their attention. While some technology-driven timepieces play music, connect phone calls and snap pics, others indulge...

Reykjavik: Cold but cool

January 25, 2008
It's nearly 10 a.m. in Reykjavik and daybreak is minutes away. At 64 degrees north latitude, Iceland's exotic capital city is a rather unusual place to be in January, when gale-force winds blow the snow and hail sideways, but given...

It’s about time

September 27, 2007
The similarities between a Swiss-made timepiece and a Wimbledon champion or PGA Tour winner is excellence in performance, a concept that can be easily conveyed in an ad campaign. So why are watchmakers, who typically pursue endorsement deals with star...

Man watch

August 22, 2007
Instead of judging a man by the shoes he wears, set your eyes further north and check out his wristwatch. Men's timepieces make definitive style and status statements similar to the way a pair of lace-up black Kenneth Cole oxfords...

Forgotten watches

May 23, 2007
I took a tour of the new Tourneau repair and distribution facility in Long Island City yesterday morning. It's amazing to see firsthand the way the world's biggest watch retailer keeps track of the hundreds of watches that pour into...

Swiss watch show standouts

May 7, 2007
After attending this year's Swiss watch shows, I've put together a list of the top 10 new all-around collections and the top five up-and-coming brands. But first of all, the "Rising Star Award" has to go to the Dimier Recital...

Top 10 signs you've just returned from BaselWorld:

April 24, 2007
10. You check under your bed for life preservers…just in case. 9. Green asparagus looks strangely discolored to you. 8. You attend a trade show and wonder where all the dogs and baby strollers are. 7. You feel the need...

B.B.'s Best

November 13, 2006
What a week! I feel like I spent more time looking at jewelry and watches than writing about them, not that I'm complaining. Retailers may have holidays on the brain, but jewelry designers have already moved on to spring. Wendy...

Shirts for watch lovers?

November 13, 2006
What will they think of next? Shirt-manufacturing firm Bogosse has created a shirt designed specifically for watch enthusiasts, with a swatch of fabric cut out at the cuff to to show off a timepiece. The idea has a certain creativity,...
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