From the iconic Bauhaus design lab comes the Automatic Max Bill Watch. This classic 1962 design is being re-manufactured by original maker Junghans. The watch is one of Bill’s best known designs, and features a very clean and structural design. The proportions are perfect with the small typeface with the hours inset and larger than the seconds and minutes. The watch features a self winding mechanism, a 21-jewel Swiss mechanical movement, a second sweep hand, and a calfskin band. The mid century design will work perfectly for any occasion or setting. Buy $1,050 ($840 with MoMA Membership)
BRAUN has reintroduced some of its classic watch designs from the 60s and 70s, and this Dietrich Lubs and Dieter Rams co-designed timepiece does not disappoint. The 1.5″ face is the perfect size, and the simplistic design allows this watch to shine in any environment, be it a fancy dinner party or a casual night out. The watch is made of matte stainless steel, with a leather band and a black face. A three hand quartz movement powers the piece. Buy ($153-170)
The Weekender by Everlane should be a staple of every man’s travel kit. This lightweight cabin-sized bag is perfect for day trips and weekend trips. Its reverse denim construction make it stand out, but in all the right ways. Everlane spared no expense, employing 100% leather straps and accents, and water resistant khaki twill lining. The Weekender fits in any overhead compartment. Priced right at $95, this bag will set you apart from the rest. Buy
The Qlocktwo W by Biegert&Funk flips the conventional watch concept on its head. Instead of a set of hands or a digital readout, the Qlocktwo W literally reads the time, in plain English. The stainless steel case measures 35 x 35 mm and contains a grid of 110 letters. When the button on the side is pressed, words that tell the time illuminate in random places. The Qlocktwo also shows the calendar date and even shows seconds. Available in 4 styles with a 24 mm leather strap. Buy ($770-880)
The Nest has been around for a few years now, but is worth mentioning since recent incentives from utilities such as National Grid have made it more affordable. The nest is a brilliantly designed learning thermostat that programs itself through your normal day to day input. To set it up, all you have to do is answer a few basic questions and it is ready to go. The Nest has built in activity sensors that can tell whether or not you’re home, and adjust the temperature accordingly. When you are away, you can monitor the Nest via a convenient and intuitive smartphone app. Over time the nest will develop efficient habits and help you to save money on heat and electric bills. The Nest is currently priced at $249, but National Grid customers can save $100 instantly in the Nest Store.
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