The Breva Genie 01 Watch is world’s first mechanical wristwatch displaying time, altitude, weather forecasting barometric pressure and power reserve, with much of the movement on display through the open dial and display back. It is limted to 55 pieces in white gold and 55 pieces in 4N pink gold. Priced at $150,000 only. Read more…
Archive for the ‘Timepieces’ Category
April 16th, 2013
January 18th, 2013
Known as the world’s thinnest watch. Measuring at 0.8mm thick and possible of squeezing in a battery, E Ink display, and controller chip into a 0.5mm pocket which etched into a single-piece stainless steel band. A 10 minutes charge time will keep it on your wrist for a month. Available in black or white at $130. More pictures after the break. Read more…
December 10th, 2012
At $180, you can get yourself a smart watch by Casio, which is the Casio G-shock Bluetooth Watch. This classic G-shock can be paired with the iPhone using Bluetooth 4.0 and will alert you whenever there’s incoming call and email.
October 1st, 2012
Extraordinary Japanese watchmaker Tokyoflash adds to its line of outlandish timepieces with the Kisai Logo. Much like its brethren, its face can’t be easily read by the uninitiated, with a block representing hours running around digitally displayed minutes. Wrapped in a classy stainless steel and colored acetate, it’s got an EL backlight for use in the dark and a hidden binary mode for demonstrating your intellectual credentials. Like the company’s other devices, it’s available for the first 48 hours of its life for $99 (€78 or £63) before September 27th, when prices increase to $139 (€110, £88) and you can find plenty of explanatory details in the video after the break.
SOURCE via Tokyo Flash
September 25th, 2012
Bell & Ross once again look to cockpit instruments for inspiration for the firm’s latest BR 01 timepieces, as they have so in the past with the BR 01 Compass and BR 01 RADAR. This time, it is the air navigation instruments that are given particular attention and are aptly named BR 01 Horizon, BR 01 Altimeter and the BR 01 Turn Coordinator.
The BR 01 Horizon is modeled after the altitude indicator, an instrument that monitors the aircraft’s position in relation to the horizon in all weather conditions. The BR 01 Horizon features a two-colour background that denotes the sky and ground, and is separated by a white horizon line on the 3 o’clock to 9 o’clock axis.
The raised index dial provides two functions – to provide legibility of the hour markers and to conceal the attachment of the hands’ attachment. Legibility is further enhanced with the application of white photo-luminescent coating on the hands and indices.
The BR 01 Altimeter draws influence from the altimeter, an instrument that calculates the aircraft’s altitude based on atmospheric pressure. The instrument determines altitude based on a reference point, example the ground, the sea (altitude measurement) or an isobaric surface.
As such, the timepiece mirrors the aircraft instrument right down to the typeface used as well as the three hands. This Bell & Ross features a window at 3 o’clock that displays the date; it displays the atmospheric pressure in the airplane.
The last piece in the collection is reminiscent of the turn coordinator, which indicates flight symmetry. The instrument is a gyroscope used to visualise the rate of turn (roll) of the aircraft while a bearing in a curved tubed indicates the aircraft’s sideslip.
The BR 01 Turn Coordinator takes design cues that allows for the creation of an innovative display of time. The dial comprises two independent concentric discs, one to indicate 12 hours and the other to indicate 60 minutes. A white vertical marker indicates time, which is read from top to bottom.
This timepiece poses many challenges in its creation. For starters, each disc had to be made lightweight to maintain power reserve and accuracy of the watch. Each disc also needed to be sufficiently resistant so it does not deform and risk friction. To maintain accuracy, adjustments were made to the nearest micron, ensuring the discs are constantly parallel as they rotate.
All timepieces in this new BR 01 collection feature anti-glare matte black case for better legibility. The collection has a limited run of 999 pieces for each line.
September 5th, 2012
Tokyoflash omits function-based bells and whistles on its timepieces in favor of style, and if none of its previous designs have left you smitten, maybe the Kisai Zone will. The hook on this particular model is its hexagonal number display, which is surprisingly easy to read, given some of the company’s other offerings. The stainless steel strap and body comes in silver and black, with blue, green, purple or black options for the always-on LCD face completing the custom look. The watch is available now for a two-day introductory price of $99, which then jumps to $139. If your bare wrist is in need of further persuasion, then check out the video walkthrough below.
September 3rd, 2012
It’s hard to deny that Bluetooth watches usually lack the social graces you need when dressing to impress. Citizen doesn’t want to leave you a binary choice between technology and poshness, however. The company’s upcoming Eco-Drive Proximity watch has all the respectability of an analog steel timepiece, but it quietly syncs to an iPhone 4S (or newer) through Bluetooth 4.0. Miss a call, get a message or approach a meeting, and the seconds hand will point to a word on the dial indicating what needs attention — there’s no broadcasting your geek credentials to everyone in the room. The iPhone syncs its time with the watch if you’re so inclined, and a search mode will ping the handset if it’s lost under the couch. Expect to pay $550, or about as much as many mid-tier quartz watches, when the Proximity goes on sale in the fall. It’s certainly not a trivial price next to other Bluetooth watches, but the public acceptance factor may be more than worth the premium.
SOURCE via A Blog To Read
May 11th, 2012
It looks like adding Bluetooth 4.0 was just the trick for taking the Pebble smartwatch over the edge — and by over the edge, we mean to an insane level of Kickstarter success. The watch not only crossed the $10 million fundraising mark — it aimed for a paltry $100k — but its initial 85,000 units are now sold out. The campaign still has eight days to go, and though additional backers won’t get in on that first wave of Pebbles, there’s a second batch on the way.
SOURCE via Slashgear
April 27th, 2012
Say what you will, but in this business you’re nobody until you have your own watch line. Ferrari has several, Bentley teams up with Breitling, Aston Martin partners with Jaeger-LeCoultre, Bugatti with Parmigiani Fleurier… the list goes on and on, and now includes one more: Carroll Shelby and David Yurman.
The collaboration was forged over the timepiece you see here, created to accompany the 950-horsepower Shelby 1000 unveiled at the New York Auto Show just last month. The David Yurman Limited Edition Shelby 1000 timepiece features a Swiss-made Valjoux 7753 automatic chronograph in a 43.5mm stainless steel and rubber case with tachymeter bezel and guilloche racing stripes on the galvanized steel dial.
It’s affixed to the wrist by a rubber strap with snakeskin texture, and only 300 examples will be made: 150 in bare stainless steel and 150 with a black PVD coating. It’s the first of many Shelby-branded wristwatches that the David Yurman brand will be making for Shelby.
April 12th, 2012
It’s a common desire among everyday folk: we often say we’d like to read more, if only we had the time. While it’s unlikely to fill your noggin with the prose of Hemingway or the poetry of Whitman, a new wristwatch from Biegert & Funk promises to quench your thirst for words and literally provide you with the time. Known as the QLOCKTWO W, the timepiece is a portable revision of the company’s original wall clock, both of which display the current time in everyday language. Priced at €550, the watch is scheduled for arrival this autumn and will be available in black or stainless steel variations, with either rubber or leather bands. As another option, those who find English far too mundane may spring for the Deutsch version.
SOURCE via QLockTwo