Slim d’Hermès Perpetual in red gold

Introducing Slim d’Hermès: The Elegant New Backbone Of The Hermès Collection

Philippe Delhotal, creative director of La Montre Hermès, looked a bit apprehensive as he pulled out his new line to show me. He hadn’t had much feedback from anyone outside La Montre Hermès yet, and he was probably more than curious to know what others would think. Still, he needn’t have worried. The Slim d’Hermès is . . . well, really so Hermès; the perfect synthesis of the things that Hermès does so well. Which means that it is by no means ordinary and beyond perfect in every detail while remaining eminently wearable.

Timeburner by Miki Eleta, powered by Marc Jenni

Miki Eleta’s Timeburner: A Salute To Noise, Grease, Chrome, And A Special BMW Motorbike

Timeburner represents the first instance of two AHCI members − Miki Electa and Marc Jenni − publicly working together. Eleta (clockmaker/kinetic artist) came up with the concept and created a functioning prototype, while Jenni (watchmaker) developed and produces the production models. Miki Eleta’s name is on the dial, while the back of the nicely modified Unitas movement is engraved “Powered by Marc Jenni.”

Pagani Huayra

Does My (Super)Butt Look Big In Carbon Fiber? You Decide

Sunday, the 15th of March, was the last day of the 85th Geneva International Car Show. You might call the last day of the show the “butt end.” I would never use such a term myself, but you might − so what butter, uh, better way to celebrate than a lineup of superbutts; eight perfectly polished posteriors for your personal perusal.

Pagani Huarya at the Geneva International Motor Show

Geneva International Motor Show 2015 Photo Essay: Warning, Supercar Heavy!

To many car buffs, the Geneva International Motor Show is renowned for being the first big car exhibition of the year.

To many watch buffs, fast cars and haute horlogerie are renowned for being two peas in a pod.

The 85th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show once again provided an interesting view of 2015’s new luxury automobiles.

It seems that the turbo-charged V8 and V10 supercars are getting much of the attention today.

Radium Watch Dials And Radium Girls: Who Would Have Thought ‘Eating’ Radioactive Material Was Deadly?

One of the last of the so-called Radium Girls passed away at the age of 107 in late 2014. These were women working in factories tasked with painting the numerals and other markings on watch dials with a luminous paint comprising glue, water, and radium powder. Little did they know the consequences this job would have.

The Jaquet Droz pen feel very comfortable in the hand and writes smoothly

Jaquet Droz’s Aesthetic Writing Instrument (aka Nice Pen)

Jaquet Droz’s dials are some of the most beautiful in the world of watches due to their timeless simplicity. To me, it makes perfect sense to translate this beautiful, minimistically inclined design to other lifestyle objects, in this case a high-quality writing instrument and matching cufflinks. As I don’t wear French cuff shirts, I opted to give the pen a try for a few weeks and test out Jaquet Droz’s first foray into this area.

Revelation R01 Double Complication Tourbillon with dial "open" to reveal the tourbillon and movement

Magic Or Science? Revelation R01 Double Complication Tourbillon And Its Now-You-See-It-Now-You-Don’t Dial

We now live in an age of technology that is very advanced – and getting more advanced every day. One incredible example of modern technology that could have been mistaken for magic in olden times is the nanometric optical disc of Revelation watches. These dials mechanically change from transparent to completely opaque with a twist of the bezel. My personal favorite is the R01 Double Complication Tourbillon.

Récital 12 by Bovet

Give Me Five! From The 2015 Bovet Collection

Bovet is one of the quiet achievers in Swiss watchmaking. Here are a just few timepieces from the Bovet collection that caught my eye at the brand’s January exhibition in Geneva: Amadeo Fleurier Miss Audrey, Amadeo Fleurier Virtuoso Tourbillon V, Amadeo Fleurier Braveheart Tourbillon, Récital 12 Monsieur Dimier, and Récital 15. The names are as poetic as the watches!

Royal blue Edelberg pen

Edelberg: A New Take On Pens

I really can’t talk about Edelberg products without talking about the people behind them as I’ve known father-and-son-team Carlo and Samuel Naldi for years. Edelberg writing instruments wield an ergonomic, high-style character that is somehow both trendy and classic and cutting-edge yet familiar.

The brightly glowing lume of Sarpaneva's Northern Lights Violet

Aurora Borealis: Stepan Sarpaneva Korona K01 Northern Lights And GoS Nordic Seasons

There are few brands, boutique brands, or even well-known watchmakers hailing from Scandinavia. However, during Baselworld, two of them launching new timepieces: GoS (Gustafsson and Sjögren) and Finnish watchmaker Stepan Sarpaneva.