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Cinco: Nixon Collaborators

Matt Capozzi of Cinco The Unit by Cinco for Nixon The RPM by Cinco for Nixon by Adnan Arif Editor There are a lot of new fashion watch brands launched every year but there are very few that truly breakout. Even rarer is a long term collaboraton between a breakout brand and a design firm that has gone from strength to strength each year. Such is the relationship between Nixon and Cinco. Established in 1997, Nixon was an attempt to reboot the wristwatch accessory market in the action sport genre. Watches previously sold in skate and surf shops didn’t serve…

The Hamilton Electric

Collector’s Weekly did an interview with Vintage Wristwatch Collector and Author Jeff Hess which includes an interesting anecdote about how he hunted down the designer of the Hamilton Electric movement: One guy led to another who led to another, and finally one guy said, “Oh, yes, those were designed by old Richard Arbib.” And the name came forward – Richard Arbib. I asked if he was still living, and they said, “Oh, I’m sure he’s long gone,” but not wanting to give up, I got back on the telephone. I started in Pennsylvania where Hamilton was, calling all around the…

Interview: Max Busser Creates for Pleasure

Max Busser of MB&F The HM1 Adnan Arif Editor You do not have to be a fan of horology to take an interest in Maximilian Busser because he embodies our secret desire to follow our dreams or at the very least, for creative freedom. Max is to the watch industry, what avant garde film-makers are to the business machine of Hollywood. He is the partner and the creative face of MB&F, a creative label for luxury timepieces that concentrates on building mechanical concoctions that are meant to demand attention. We recently spoke to him briefly about his brand and creative…

Angular Momentum: The One Man Creative Army

Time Xplosion COLOR-TEC “Flying Horses”. The case was made from hand forged multi-color mosaic steel Martin Pauli, the Man behind Angular Momentum Very few people know much about Angular Momentum, the swiss watchmaking company that specializes in artisan wristwatches and what they don’t know would surprise them because AM is a one man creative team. Sure, there are a number of watchmakers that run their own brands but they peg their personalities on their watch brand and usually don’t have the scale of work that Martin Pauli has done. I recently spoke to Martin about his company and this is…

Designer Spotlight: Eric Giroud

Eric Giroud The Harry Winston Glissiere Tourbillon Automatic The Harry Winston Opus 9 wristwatch The MB&F HM1 My friend Tom, who runs The Watch Lounge, recently interviewed Eric Giroud, the designer behind the Opus 9, the HM No.1 and the Glissiere Tourbillon. In the interview, Eric talks about his inspirations behind his work, his creative struggles and dishes out advice for up and coming designer. You can read the interview here. related links The Watch Lounge: Tom interviews Eric Giroud

Interview: Matthew Waldman of Nooka

Matthew Waldman by Adnan Arif Four years ago, a frustrated creative took a chance and released two limited edition watches. Today, Matthew Waldman is the man behind Nooka, a fashion forward brand that has enjoyed a lot of love from the media and celebrities alike. He’s even featured in a new book called Design Enterpreneur by Steven Heller and Lita Talarico. Recently, I got the chance to catch up with him: Wrist: When I first interviewed you back in 2004, you had just parted ways with Seiko and were about to launch a limited edition Nooka despite some skepticism from…

HK08 Interview: Dogn

Recently there has been a trend towards digital ambient watches that play with the concept of telling time. Dogn is much more than that. It’s roots lie in a Norwegian concept to help people with cognitive disabilities who would have trouble reading time in the conventional format. Dogn takes that concept and turns it into an elegant watch that also syncs your calendar and maps your entire schedule on its timeline. We recently talked with Christian Barmen, the company’s co-founder about his involvement with the brand: Adnan: You don’t come from a background in the wristwatch industry so what inspired…

Interview: The man behind the OPUS V*

The OPUS V URWERK 103 Adnan Arif Editor When 31 year old Felix Baumgartner met Jeweler Harry Winston’s Maximilian Brusser at the launch of his designer URWERK 103 in 2003, he was already on top of the world. His orbital cross movement was already getting a lot of attention. But little did he know that his watch was just a prelude. Fate was plotting and unbeknowst to him, he would soon embark on his most inspiring and challenging assignment yet – The limited edition OPUS V, a watch with the world’s first “satellite hour” display. Much Recently, fate once again…

I did it for the Nooka

Put all the digital watches in the world in a lineup and you’d be hardpressed to find one that really differentiates itself. Enter the Nooka – A watch that tells time like you would read it naturally, not the way the local madarasa taught you. Instead of the traditional display, the minutes are in the large box, the seconds follow and a bar on top shows the hour and how much of the day is left. So all it takes is a quick glance. We adored the watch so much, we sent our men to “borrow” Matthew Waldman, the designer.…