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Brand Spotlight: The Design Positioning of Nooka

When it comes to accessible fashion in the wristwatch industry, it is generally assumed that brands in this category are usually watered down derivatives. And that assumption isn’t too far away from truth. Most brands are the equivalent of value chains churning out trends from the upper strata of the luxury sphere. There is very…

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The future of wristwatches

If there is anyone who is a symbol for how the trends in technology are set to affect the wristwatch industry, it’s Scott Wilson. He’s a former Nike wristwatch designer that first came on to our radar during a keynote address at a Wristwatch industry conference in Hong Kong in 2008. Back then, he was…

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Bottle inspired Minimalism

Bottle is a not your typical minimal wristwatch by Nava, that is inspired by the typical beer bottle – It’s glass has raised nodules that are similar to ones found on the bottom of a glass beverage bottle. Industrial Facility, the design team behind the watch, noticed that there were often exactly sixty of these…

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Are you a Rolex or a Patek?

CNN recently did a simplified customer profile of what a typical customer for a Rolex is versus one who would wear a Patek Philippe. It was enough of a lightening rod to spark a mini debate in its comment section that was mildly entertaining: Mehren Adeli “Since when Rolex is compared with Patek? You can…

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Limited Edition: Arnold & Son’s Tribute to Charles Darwin

Arnold & Son has announced a trio of timepieces marking Charles Darwin’s voyage of discovery. It’s a limited edition series of eight sets of three watches. Each of the watches feature hand-painted miniature of HMS Beagle, the ship that took Darwin on his three survey voyages. The Beagle’s second voyage is best known for a…

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The Most Minimal Wristwatch

The title sounds like an oxymoron. How can you be more with less? Mean Design Studios (Mean as in meaningful) answers that question with this prototype – A watch that looks absolutely minimal when looking at it straight, but shows the time index when tilted slightly.

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Heart Rate Monitoring Wristwatch

From the ashes of Nokia, comes PulseOn. A spinoff of Nokia’s contribution to the new health wristlet market in the form of a heart rate monitoring wristwatch that’s more accurate than the current crop available in the market. Founded by Tero Mennader, the patented technology for the wristwatch was developed while he worked at Nokia…

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Project O1 Concept

Most crowd funded wristwatch projects on the internet pitch themselves with a tangible benefit – either they are techie smart wristwatches or focus on material as a point of difference. Very few focus on pure aesthetics which is what Project O1 is about. The O1 features a translucent case with a skeleton citizen miyota self…

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Raising the IQ of your Rolex

Given the incoming waves of smart wristwatches, it isn’t too much of a stretch to imagine a more tech friendly wristwatch connoisseur tempted to retire his luxury wristlet for something more connected, right? What? Blasphemy, I hear you say? Well, let me stop you right there because here’s when I put up a small brushed…

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Early Smartwatch Prototype from Apple

Sometimes ideas take time to bear fruit like the electric car. In a book written by Apple’s first industrial designer Hartmut Esslinger, he reveals a picture of an early attempt at an Apple smart watch.

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Double Take

The Arnold & Son brand just gave us an excuse to take another look at their beautiful Time Pyramid – it was selected by Robb Report, the magazine for all things luxury as the best of the best luxury wristwatch in the Men’s wristwatch / conceptual innovation. Designed and developed entirely at Arnold & Son’s…

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The Telemeter

Let me explain to you what a telemeter is with a story: So let’s suppose your friend comes over with his brand new Ferrari and he’s understandably excited about it. He can’t stop raving about how many RPMs he can do or how it handles the road. Now you are justifiably a little peeved because…