For millennia, our fascination with precious metals has been tied to the search for a better life. Consider the twin goals of medieval alchemists: firstly, to make gold, secondly, to find an elixir to cure all disease. Although alchemists have long been discredited and their search for a miracle superseded by the slower marvels of science and medicine, they were oriented to the same goals as much of humanity: riches and long life. As the poet W.B. Yeats wrote in Rosa Alchemica in 1896, “Their doctrine was no mere chemical fantasy, but a philosophy they applied to the world, to the elements, and to man himself.” Today, health is wealth, and the key to a longer life is an active one. In partnership with G-SHOCK, Kinfolk spent a day in the studio experimenting with these various inspirations, combining metal hoops, weights and rods with the GMS2100PG1A4—an octagonal watch with a rose gold bezel. This story was produced in partnership with G-SHOCK. TwitterFacebookPinterest Related Stories Design Partnerships Together Again The return of the small gathering, in partnership with Fritz Hansen. Design Interiors Issue 43 Vincent Van Duysen At home with the cult architect. Design Fashion Issue 43 Hermès: In The Making Daphnée Denis unspools the history of Hermès's coveted silk scarf. Fashion Partnerships Issue 43 Ahlem Manai-Platt On intuition and eyewear. Design Partnerships Clair de Lune A celebration of moonlight, in partnership with Marset. Partnerships Saehee Cho How food creates communities.