Flick of the Wrist: the Mint Evolutive Defender is Many Watches in One Package

Originally, when BLACKFISTS received one of Mint Evolutive’s Defender watches to review, the urge to compare the watch to high-end brands came to mind. After spending a few weeks with the watch, we were gravitating towards calling it the “Tudor Pelagos without the wallet strain,” as a means of categorizing the Seiko-powered, Frenchman curated, interchangeable and quality-crafted timepiece as it does, in fact, have the feel of a luxurious powerhouse. But it would be a disservice to Mint Evolutive and the brand’s mastermind, Alexandre Besson, to put it in a box, as the only box it’s meant to reside in is the one in which it came. Continue reading Flick of the Wrist: the Mint Evolutive Defender is Many Watches in One Package

Flick of the Wrist: LAGOM Watches, a Swedish and Hong Kongese Reverie

“A Swedish man and a man from Hong Kong walk into a watch shop and search for a watch that best suits their aesthetic” sounds like the beginning to a really lame joke, but a piece from LAGOM watches is the sort of wrist-candy that both fellows, seemingly from different worlds, would choose. Continue reading Flick of the Wrist: LAGOM Watches, a Swedish and Hong Kongese Reverie