ALEX WILLIAMS

July 31, 2017

On Time: Instagram Turbocharges the Watch Market

On Time By ALEX WILLIAMS On Thursday, it was a stylishly retro 1962 Bulova Super Compressor on @analogshift that won my heart. On Wednesday, it had […]
July 11, 2017

On Time: Patek Philippe to Open a Pop-Up Museum in New York

On Time By ALEX WILLIAMS As Rolls-Royce is to automobiles, Patek Philippe is to watches: exquisitely crafted, rich with legacy, and, with prices starting around $20,000 […]
July 10, 2017

Encounters: Untuckit Strikes a Chord With Self-Explanatory Men’s Wear

Encounters By ALEX WILLIAMS “That’s why I’m going to have no teeth,” said Chris Riccobono, the founder of the Untuckit men’s wear label, after a lascivious […]
June 10, 2017

Prozac Nation Is Now the United States of Xanax

This past winter, Sarah Fader, a 37-year-old social media consultant in Brooklyn who has generalized anxiety disorder, texted a friend in Oregon about an impending visit, […]
May 6, 2017

Noted: How Fidget Spinners Became a Hula-Hoop for Generation Z

One “horrible” summer in 1993 Unable to play with her daughter Sara, then 7, because of her myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disorder that causes muscle weakness, […]
May 3, 2017

On Time: Glenn Beck, the Conservative Firebrand, Has a Soft Spot for Watches

On Time By ALEX WILLIAMS At this point, the only thing surprising about Glenn Beck would be if he failed to surprise. The firebrand conservative radio […]
April 12, 2017

On Time: A German Timepiece Fashioned for College Grads

On Time By ALEX WILLIAMS Techy smartwatches. Cheap fashion watches. Snowboarder-friendly sport watches. The watch industry has been laboring to get millennials in the habit of […]
March 29, 2017

At Baselworld, Luxury Timepieces Detect a Slowdown

BASEL, Switzerland — Strapped into a cockpit-style seat, eyes peering through heavy black goggles, you can almost feel the G-force as you hurtle down the bobsled […]
March 27, 2017

On Time: Bulgari Sets a Watch Record for Thinnest Self-Winding Watch

On Time By ALEX WILLIAMS BASEL, Switzerland — You can’t be too rich or too thin, and Bulgari clearly has the rich part down, as evidenced […]
March 27, 2017

On Time: New Hermès Timepiece Is a Stopwatch for the Soul

On Time By ALEX WILLIAMS BASEL, Switzerland — It is a watchmaker’s job to mark the passage of time; musing on its passage typically falls to […]