Evald Muraj

Pre-Baseworld 2015: The Ressence Type 3, Now With A Temperature Gauge For Internal Monitoring

In addition to not having hands, doing away with a crown, immersing its dial in a pool of oil and, having magnetic fields transmit information from the movement to the time-keeping mechanisms, the Ressence Type 3 also won the 2013 Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genéve for Best Horological Revelation. As we approach Baselworld 2015, Ressence yet again showcases its ability to innovate in distinct ways by adding to its jazzy dial yet another mechanical widget – a temperature gauge.

HODINKEE

Interview: Artist James Perkins Discusses His Sculpture "One Percent," Featuring A Mix Of Counterfeit And Authentic Iconic Watches

The interplay between art and watches is a topic that is still relevant today, especially considering the growth of the re-sale market for both commodities. While particular models embody an artistic concept in form and function (like Greubel Forsey's Art Piece 1 and Anita Porchet's custom dials for Laurent Ferrier), an artist named James Perkins approaches the concept in a more literal fashion. For a recent exhibition, Perkins created a thought-provoking sculpture inspired by one of the most iconic watches in existence. The piece consists of 100 watches, but naturally there is a caveat: 99 are fake and only one is the real deal.

Blake Buettner

Pre-Baselworld 2015: Introducing The H. Moser & Cie Endeavor Perpetual Calendar "Funky Blue"

H. Moser & Cie is responding to all the smartwatch hype with a new release of their own, the Endeavor Perpetual Calendar "Funky Blue." Dubbed the “original smart watch,” the Endeavor stands in stark contrast to digital gadgetry, while thriving on a similar set of ergonomics. Additionally, the Endeavor has taken a new approach to the perpetual calendar, stripping away any unnecessary elements to create a simple and unassuming take on the complication. For 2015, the Endeavor Perpetual Calendar watch welcomes a new sky-blue fumé dial, hence the moniker "Funky Blue."

Kelly Jasper

More Apple Watch Details Announced, Including Pricing, All-Day Battery Life, Colors, And Custom Alloys

In keeping with their trademark cinematic presentations of new products, today Apple confirmed more information about the device that has had the tech world in a tizzy: the Apple Watch. In addition to pricing for all variants of the device (including the $10,000 to $17,000 (!) solid gold Apple Watch Edition), the company finally revealed more information about the battery life and the nature of connectivity with the iPhone.

Blake Buettner

Introducing The Urwerk UR-110 EastWood, A Bespoke Send Off To The “Torpedo”

The Urwerk UR-110 has amassed an impressive product family since its introduction in 2011, counting seven variations among its ranks, and a prestigious award for Best Design Watch from the GPHG. In order to send off the UR-110 in style, Urwerk founders Martin Frei and Felix Baumgartner have created the EastWood, a tailored and polished take on the watch’s high-tech satellite display architecture. To achieve this, they’ve turned to London-based tailor Timothy Everest for the strap, and to fair-trade South African and Indonesian woods for the bezel. The result is a unique mixture of retro-futuristic style and bespoke craftsmanship.