ALEX WILLIAMS

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 […]
March 24, 2017

On Time: With Classic Watch, TAG Heuer Turns Back Time at Baselworld Fair

On Time By ALEX WILLIAMS Two years ago, TAG Heuer grabbed headlines at the giant Baselworld watch fair with a glimpse of the future: a Google-enabled […]
March 1, 2017

On Time: Cartier Courts Young Men With Luxe Watches

On Time By ALEX WILLIAMS It is “everything you want and nothing that you don’t,” read a review in Hodinkee about the new Drive de Cartier […]