From June, 2004

I did it for the Nooka

Put all the digital watches in the world in a lineup and you’d be hardpressed to find one that really differentiates itself. Enter the Nooka – A watch that tells time like you would read it naturally, not the way the local madarasa taught you. Instead of the traditional display, the minutes are in the large box, the seconds follow and a bar on top shows the hour and how much of the day is left. So all it takes is a quick glance. We adored the watch so much, we sent our men to “borrow” Matthew Waldman, the designer.…

What’s Next: Ambient Devices

Perhaps its time now to emulate probably the first modern ubiquitous technology – the clock and the watch. Especially given the current seemingly rampant epidemic outbreak of new technologies set to make waves in our lives in the near future. Ambient Devices, Inc certainly thinks so. Its banking on the idea that the next ubiquous technology are ambient interfaces that fulfill the demands of the information age. Its premise is that with information technologies creeping into our workplace, our hospitals and in our way of life, we have created a need for constant awareness of certain informations such as the…

Seiko’s gone designer

Name: Wired – the XYZ chronograph. Manufacturer: SeikoMovement: Seiko quartz caliber. Details: The stainless steel case measures 35mm X 37mm X 11mm. The crystal is mineral. Suggested Retail Price: $150. Now we aren’t trying to suggest that Seiko manufactured clunky old LADAs (Reference to those boxy Russian cars), but it seems as if the brand has been hunting down designers over the past few years in its quest to expand their range. According to well placed sources, we have learned that its probably part of an internal shift in the company. Some of the new watches include their new sub-brand…

Editor’s Note: Guardian Blog Pick and other news

We just got picked by UK’s The Guardian as their blog of the week. Jane Perrone of the Guardian writes – “This is a first for me: a blog about watches. As a fan of horology (current watch: 1960s Tressa automatic bought on eBay) this blog could keep me entertained for hours. My only request? More on vintage timepieces, please.” Well Jane, We don’t intend to disappoint so watch this space. Other than that, we have some topics we’ll be writing about in the future and if you think you have something to say, do email us: 1. The Future…

Bling Bling is the new Black

    I always thought that P Diddy was next after Russell Simons purchased the Jacob watch company, but i thought wrong – Jay-Z frogleaps Diddy with his new line of high-end timepieces for his Roc-A-Fella label. Roc-A-Fella [Update] Damon Dash, Jay-Z’s partner in Roc-A-Fella (I’m not sure if he still has a stake in the RF) partnered with Daniel Lazar, a designer of watches and jewelry, to create the luxury watch collection called Tiret New York. Tiret New York will unveil 25 watches at the JCK show in Las Vegas. (I wonder how they got in so easily. It takes…

Clocks need love too

Rather than shun clocks like every other watch publication, We at Wrist Fashion embrace our obese cousins. So what if we can’t balance them on our wrists, they tell time too and they sure can do a little more, like the ones we gathered for our special roundup: Name: Digital DaliDesigner: NormalDimensions: w180 x d115 x h158mm Someone finally created Salvador Dali’s famous soft clocks. It even feels soft because of its silicon exterior. Unfortunately, it only exists currently as a working prototype. Name: World Time clock Designer: Charlotte Van Der Waals, 2001 Manufacturer: Charlotte Van Der Waals, The NetherlandsMaterials:…

Queen of Hearts

I just love how this watch labelled its power reserve needle as a love gauge. The Star Open Queen of Hearts chronograph from Zenith, while being a mouthful, is an automatic chronograph with a reserve in excess of 50 hours. Movement: El Primero 4021 with 39 jewelsWater Resistence: 30 metersFeatures: Double Sapphire CrystalCase: 37.5mm

Flowered Watch

For the women in your lives or for those in touch with their feminine side Like most fashion brands, Cole Haan, best known for leather shoes and accessories, unveiled their own watch collection two years ago. This is their latest model – The Flowered Watch. A stainless steel case surrounded by a leather cover done in flower motiffs. Movement: Japanese quartz ebauche Price: $195

MoCoLoco: Coulheur

MoCoLoco: Coulheur Even though i don’t intend to cover clocks, i really couldn’t pass up on it while browsing through Mocoloco. Coulheur is a play on the words color and hour in French. “Bettina Dadon’s clock takes the three primary colours, shades them off and divides them… on three transparent disks which are associated with the three time units respectively.” Designer: Bettina Dadon Manufacturer: via.asso.fr