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In Praise of the Humble Cuckoo Clock

By Bulent Yusuf on at

With so much attention lavished on luxury watches at Baselworld in Switzerland, another important timekeeping device is woefullly neglected -- the cuckoo clock. Contrary to popular belief, it's not actually a Swiss invention (that honour belongs to the Black Forest in Germany), but scattered around the exhibition halls are some spectacular examples of the craft.

10 Watches You'll Want to Strap On Your Wrist This Year

By Bulent Yusuf on at

So what's a "Baselworld" when it's at home? This trade show for the watch and jewellery industry is organised annually in the city of Basel, Switzerland, featuring 2,100 exhibitors from over 45 countries. The place is stuffed to bursting with movers and shakers in the world of timekeeping, all of them touting their wares. Here's a rundown of the best watches we've seen.

A Watch That Helps You Stop Watching the Clock

By Mario Aguilar on at

Days fly by no matter what, and if you're the type of stressed-out person who's always counting every second, sometimes a watch just makes you feel worse. Denis Guidone's "Sometimes" watch is intentionally disorienting, which might actually ameliorate your anxiety.