Apr 022013
 
10 Interesting watch materials. From Dung to DNA.

Watch brands go to great lengths to create unique products and attract customers. Sometimes the intent is to push the boundaries of watch making by introducing new materials, while other times for less high brow goals such as just pure whimsy.
Alchemy plays a part in some of these watches -the magical transformation of base matter into something of “higher merit”… I leave it to you to decide on the merit.…

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Mar 272013
 
Breva Genie 01. Combination Barometer-Altimeter mechanical watch.

Altimeters in mechanical watches are not out of the ordinary – Breitling Navtimer for example, however watches with Barometer complications are fewer in number, lately only the Da Vindice Vindex springs to mind.
The Breva Génie 01 is being touted as the worlds first mechanical watch to combine both these functions, and while combining the two is quite unusual its not the first time its happened, another example being the Favre-Leuba Bivouac made in the 60′s.…

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Mar 232013
 
Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 4

The latest development in this collection by Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 4 is a masterwork of precision contained in a dramatic but refined design. Its heart is a tourbillon inside three concentric cages, each rotating at a different speed and at a different angle.…

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Mar 152013
 
Ochs and Junior Moonphase is worlds most accurate

The new Ochs and Junior Moonphase model Selene has the worlds most accurate moonphase to be featured in a wristwatch.
It will be off by one day in 3,478 years. Not only that but it is so very simply constructed using just 5 moving parts.
Typically a conventional moonphase calculation is off by one day after two years and more precise moonphases by one day after 122,500 years.…

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Mar 122013
 
ArtyA Son of a Gun Target

ArtyA is a brand created by Swiss designer Yvan Arpa and aims to create watches incorporating elements of contemporary art and unusual materials.
The Son of a Gun collection often uses bullets in its watches for instance the Son of a Gun Werewolf model came with two silver bullets, which had been forged during a full moon and rubbed in garlic for added Werewolf-defeating effect.…

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Mar 102013
 
Futuristic watch from Romain Jerome evokes Bladerunner

Coming to you directly from the current trend for retro-futuristic Haute Horlogerie Romain Jerome has just lifted the veil on its first pilot watch: the Romain Jerome Spacecraft.
Often drawing its inspiration from steam-punk, highlighted by its Titanic model,  this time rather than drawing inspiration from a bygone era their new watch evokes scenes from Blade Runner.…

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Mar 092013
 
Miniature barometer featured in Da Vindice watch

Now while looking pretty snazzy in your stylish mechanical watch you can not only check to see whether you`re on time but also whether you need to grab your umbrella too.

Watch brand Da Vindice was established in 2009 and their mission is to offer unique creations.…

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Mar 072013
 
The Exoskeleton a stunning new version of the Devon Tread 1

The new version of the Devon Tread 1 called the “Exoskeleton” is due to be presented at Baselworld next month.
The Devon Tread 1 Exoskeleton is the third version of the watch the previous being the Steampunk version.  The Exoskeleton features the same high-tech belt driven mechanics but this time is housed with eye catching effect in transparent “ballistic carbonate” giving you an even better view of the amazing mechanics inside.…

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