From January, 2009

Some more wristwatch concepts

Tima – E-paper watch I recently came across some wristwatch and personal accessory concepts by Julien Bergignat that were worth noting: Tact is a wristwatch for the blind. Usually most watches for the blind allows the users to lift the glass of the watch and feel the hands. This can be something ineffective because the users can accidently move the hand with their finger while looking for the time. Julien attempts to solve this problem by using the two disc wristwatch with two tactile markings on it, however, since he added no hour markers, it isn’t really an improvement. Also,…

Movado Group Founder passes away

Movado Group founder, Geladio “Gerry” Grinberg has passed away at the age of 77. He was born in Cuba and became the exclusive distributor for Piaget and Corum watches for the Americas. Later, after establishing a $30 million business, Grinberg decided to concentrate on building his own portfolio of brands by first purchasing Concord and then Movado in 1983. The company has seven additional brands including Coach, Tommy Hilfiger watches, Ebel, ESQ, Hugo Boss watches, Lacoste watches and Juicy Couture Timepieces. Gerry was successed by his son, Efraim Grinberg who is now the chairman of the group. related links Movado…

Richard Mille goes Round

Richard Mille finally goes round with his new manual winding tourbillon watch with chronograph. It measures 51mm X 20mm, has double sapphire crystals and is water resistant to 300 meters. Other Stats: Power Reserve of 70 hours, 38 Jewel movement that beat at 21,600 bph. related links Richard Mille

The Burberry Diver

The new Burberry Diver watch measuring 45mm, water resistant to 200 meters and uses a Ronda Startech movement. SRP is $695. related links Burberry