For those wishing for relief, or at least a temporary respite, from the ever-more-urgent demands of time, and those who happen to love independent watchmakers as well, Baselworld 2014 saw the release of something for you.
It is a timepiece that not only evokes emotion in me due to its design, it allows me to feel freer with time and listen to my body instead of the clock: the Speake-Marin Velsheda.
The natural descendent of the Speake-Marin Shimoda model, the Velsheda is a one-handed watch. It tells the time to the nearest five minutes, but if you are wearing it, you may not even care. This watch uncouples you from the speedy second hand sweeping around the dial and even the noticeable crawl of the minute hand.