A dozen design classics for the home and beyond, that continue to stand the test of timeMore
The original AB1 design from Braun design chief Dietrich Lubs dates from 1971, was reissued in 1987 and has insprired countless knock-offs ever since. It offers the simplest and biggest possible analogue face set in a cube of injection-moulded plastic, plus a whackably large 'off' button.
Powered by a single lithium button battery with a whopping seven year lifespan, the F-91 was introduced in 1991 and remains a global best-seller today. Three side buttons control stopwatch, alarm and an hourly time 'beep' option, while generations of kids have played the game where you try and halt the stopwatch on 1 second dead.