Methods and trends in timekeeping have seen many about faces throughout its history. And now Assouline adds The Impossible Collection of Watches 2014 compendium documenting this history into an extensive volume. Much like the excellent Impossible Collection Of Motorcycles book, written by LIAS contributor Nicolas Stecher, the Impossible Collection of Watches aims to bring together the best of the 20th century into […]


27 Mar
A joint endeavor in time telling & motorcycling

After teaming up with Shaw Harley Davidson to create the “B-Rocket” motorcycle — a joint endeavor in time telling and biking — Bell & Ross continues with the motorcycle theme by releasing two additional limited-edition watches. Both the 46mm BR01 (above) and the 42mm BR03 have black padded leather straps with red trim, but the former features a […]


31 Jul
Taschen's compendium tome of Australian designer/artist's work

Australian born designer Marc Newson takes his ‘industrial artist’ title very seriously. Having designed practical and functional goods such as chairs, cars and planes, he’s also taken his design skills and applied them to an idea that’s well beyond this earth, as he even designed a spaceship. It’s not all grand-scale and limited edition designing […]


12 Dec
104 timepieces in dedication to Brazil's greatest living architect

Swiss watchmaker Hublot celebrates Brasilia (Brazil’s capital) and the architect who planned the modernist dream city with its aptly named Aero Bang Niemeyer watch. Hublot, as the official timekeeper of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, has worked with world renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer, to design the exclusive watch that commemorates Niemeyer’s 104th birthday. Niemeyer, […]


29 Jun
$88,000 limited edition concept watch is only right twice a day

“Time is of the essence” is not only a wellworn maxim but also increasingly relevant to how we live our lives every day: fast, on the go and unable to relish in the little pleasures. The increasing demand to measure time more closely has led Swiss watchmaker Bell & Ross to move in the opposite […]


4 Apr
Bugatti finally commits to bringing the Veyron successor to life

We extensively covered the Bugatti 16C Galibier — the world’s first (possible) $1.5 million luxury car — when the storied French brand was first considering followups to its game-changing Veyron supercar. Except then the 16c Galibier was just a concept — a proof of life vehicle that the halo Bugatti brand was shopping around to […]


29 Nov
Manufacture Royale’s accordion-like tourbillon timepiece

If you appreciate fine tourbillon watches, and you’ve got $1.2 million burning a hole in your pocket, may we suggest Manufacture Royale’s Opera watch. Only 12 of these horological masterpieces will be made by the French watchmaker, which is built of multi-toned brass in its 319 pieces and a strap made of Mississippi alligator skin. […]


12 Nov
The dark master of design puts his touch on Atelier Morpheus' Swiss watch technology

Renowned Swiss artist and sculptor H.R. Giger, perhaps best known for designing the aliens in the film Alien, has come out with this new collection of wristwatches. Fitting the Swiss artist would design a watch for Swiss watchmaker Atelier Morpheus, of which several styles will be made. This black PVD model (above) — featuring a […]