Good morning. We’re on the ground in Geneva, Switzerland for the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève (SIHH), where the most extravagant and radically designed watches go on display every year. You don’t need to be a watch aficionado to appreciate these confoundingly beautiful pieces of machinery — here are the watches that most recently caught our eye. And here’s what’s good in gear: an IKEA bicycle, a visual history of Ducati design, a cashmere sweater collection and much more.
And here are some fresh stories to start the day.
Stile Ducati: A Visual History of Ducati Design
Ducati has made absolutely stunningly beautiful motorcycles for the better part a century; Stile Ducati captures those works in equally stunning images and breaks down the evolution of Ducati design in 19 steps. It’s an essential for any motorhead’s coffee table.
— Bryan Campbell, Motoring Writer
The Best Watch News You Missed This Week, SIHH Edition
MB&F’s avant-garde dive watch, new Royal Oaks, a unique Vacheron Constantin and other updates from SIHH.
Bamford Watch Department Leather Tool Kit
For the discerning watch enthusiast (or SIHH attendee), a premium leather watch tool kit, complete with screwdriver, six bits, a magnifying glass, a brush and tweezers.
IKEA Sladda Bicycle
Yep. An IKEA bicycle. It makes perfect sense, when you think about it — they’re headquartered in the Netherlands, the bicycle capital of the world. It’s no speed demon, but hey, it beats the hell out of horse meatballs.
Linksys Velop Whole Home Wi-Fi
Wi-fi router innovation is exploding. (It’s about damn time, isn’t it?) Linksys’s Velop is among the most promising innovations in wi-fi technology. It uses a modular system pioneered by Eero — smaller routers placed throughout your home for faster, stronger signal in every room. Set-up takes just a few minutes, and fine-tuning can be done in an easy-to-use companion app.
Pine Cashmere Organic Collection
You don’t need to be sold on cashmere. You’ve felt it, and therefore know its greatness. You don’t need to be sold on sweaters, either (it’s still sweater season, and who doesn’t like sweaters?) Here’s a whole collection of cashmere sweaters, from vests to chunky turtlenecks. Sold!
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