MB&F and H. Moser & Cie are famed and celebrated watchmakers. Both competitors have individually retained their position on high pedestals for many years. The launch of Legacy Machine 101 is a showcase to the world of extensive design by combining art and engineering.
Lash Clock by Bina Baitel is an interesting creation. It is a circular disk inlaid with hair (or fiber), which is parted to represent the position of the hour and minute hands. The clock’s idea is to offer a “new experience in the perception of time.”
I’ve always found it interesting how the simple clock can be marvelously complex. Even for a generic timepiece, a whole lot of skill goes into fitting those cogs and gears just right. At its face, Story is quite simple and minimalist, consisting simply of a wooden base and a metallic sphere. But getting the sphere to levitate on the face of the clock is where the magic happens.
MB&F HM8 (Horological Machine No. 8) packs an unlikely combination for its inspiration and homage. It’s all about supercars, Can-Am motor racing and a touch of anime. Not really a mismatched combination, but still quite a match of different worlds.
Spiders are terrifying, but you might want to try to get over that fear and appreciate the beauty of Arachnophobia – quite a remarkable clock from MB&F. Inspired by Maman, a sculpture by Louise Bourgeois, the Arachnophobia takes the shape of a rather gigantic spider.
MB&F Legacy Machine 101 Frost is a limited edition watch that busies itself with the essentials of mechanical watchmaking. To put it simply, the master craftsmen and engineers at MB&F put their skill to test in creating a very lively and mechanically intricate model.
Smartwatches are cool, although they rarely look as awesome as the ZenWatch. We like the ZenWatch because it is sleek, has the usual and useful features, and looks pretty darn good. Going to the gritty details and specifications, the watch has a slightly curved 1.63-inch 320×320 AMOLED display. It runs on a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, has Bluetooth 4.0, and 512 MB RAM.
Cosmic Pro is a watch based on Indian concepts of astrology, where certain precious stones are believed to interface with the stars and planets to have a more positive impact on the life of the person wearing the stones. Usually, such gems or stones are placed in rings on the finger; the watch takes another approach, and adds them to the face of the watch.
We do often get nostalgic of the good old arcade, and perhaps some would get nostalgic enough to tie a miniature version up on their wrists like a watch. The watch takes the shape of a tiny arcade, showing time analog-style with a combination of dials and space rocks.
It’s always a pleasant wonder when mechanical watches show up with really intricate systems that are crafted well enough to blow your mind. Complication Poétique Midnight Planétarium watch from Cleef & Arpels is one of those sweet little mechanical wonders. While the watch tells you time, its face mimics the solar system.