My Top 3 picks: Baselworld 2018

Once again, this year’s Baselworld saw a myriad of new (old) releases. Heritage brands are heavily invested in vintage ‘reissue’ watches, a trend that has been taking center stage for a couple of years now. Here’s my Baselworld 2018 top 3 picks (below S$5,000): Seiko Prospex SPB077 Last year, Seiko released the modern rendition of the 62MAS diver watch – SPB051 and SPB053 – under … Continue reading My Top 3 picks: Baselworld 2018

Humism, a watch that turns time into art

Based in Singapore, Humism is an independent watch design studio that re-imagines time. Bored with generic minimalism, Humism uses its watch movement to create art and using it to recapture time. Humism draws inspiration from the Kinetic Art movement which was vibrant in the 1950s. Kinetic artists broke from traditional static art, and created art that produced beauty through movement. Coming in three unique designs, … Continue reading Humism, a watch that turns time into art

Peren Nera, a Transylvanian Neo-Vintage watch

Transylvania, a land of legendary history, hides a secret – a greenish-blue lake in the Nera Gorges. Capturing the surreal beauty of the Devil’s Lake, Peren emphasize on the mystery behind its ethereal existence deeply rooted into the mythology of Transylvania. Developed in collaboration with a Red Dot Design award-winning company from Switzerland, the Peren Nera is a neo-vintage watch with modern features. Its dial … Continue reading Peren Nera, a Transylvanian Neo-Vintage watch

ZOID Mastermind, an unusual time(machine)piece

As a watch enthusiast and watch lover who appreciates well-designed products, Andrew Oliver created the ZOID Mastermind. ZOID Mastermind is designed to be a practical day-to-day wear that is different from the mainstream. The aggressively designed Mastermind case was completely designed by in-house and it is not just another watch case. The watch itself is a resemblance of a modern futuristic time machine with the … Continue reading ZOID Mastermind, an unusual time(machine)piece

HORAE launched their debut collection of customisable watches

HORAE, a new independent watch company that makes affordable personalised timepieces while embracing the history and provenance of watchmaking, launched their debut collection on Kickstarter. With the rise of fashion brands and the litany of catchphrases such as “affordable luxury”, HORAE’s founders observed the growing disconnect between younger consumers and the art of watchmaking. Through HORAE, they hope to connect more people to watches and … Continue reading HORAE launched their debut collection of customisable watches

DWISS R1, Swiss-made Tourbillon watch for less than US$9,000

Tourbillons are among the most challenging and complicated mechanisms ever created in the history of watchmaking. They are also used in some of the most expensive watches in the world. For the first time,  a Swiss-made Tourbillon presented by DWISS, is now made affordable for the average pocket. The campaign was funded on Kickstarter in only 4 minutes, and has reached more than 130,000 CHF … Continue reading DWISS R1, Swiss-made Tourbillon watch for less than US$9,000

Apollo: An Italian-designed Regulator Watch inspired by Space

We are nothing without Space and Time, everything will cease to exist. The Apollo watch was conceived by a team of Italian designers inspired by the enigma of Space and Time, and their love of art and fascination of precision instruments. The Apollo watch features four regulator watch models coming in two editions, Limited Editions and Kickstarter Editions: The regulator watches are inspired by the … Continue reading Apollo: An Italian-designed Regulator Watch inspired by Space