From April, 2011

Rotation and Revolution Clock

A concept only award winning design by Fuquan Junze. The bowl-like clock comes with two sets of lamps – 12 big lamps represent hours, 60 small lamps for minutes. Simple enough. Fuquan is currently looking for a manufacturer to produce it. related links Oil Monkey (via Ian Claridge)

Seiko’s First Minute Repeater

What do you do when you are the maker of the only mechanical movement in the world that doesn’t make a sound. That’s right. No ticking sound. Well, in the case of Seiko, who just built their first ever minute repeater watch, you engineer the sound by using a ‘silent governor’ the uses the air inside the movement to control the speed of the striking gong. related links Seiko

Top Ten March 2011

The top ten posts of March 2011 according to our feed statistics are: 10. Technology is Magic 9. The Real Story behind Nixon’s New Color 8. HM3 Rebel 7. Louis Vuitton takes on Bulgari 6. New Urwerk 5. Jeremy Scott x Swatch 4. Braille watch falls short of funding 3. Louis Vuitton Voyagez Tambour Chronograph 2. The Lipstick Watch And the Number 1 post of March 2011 is: 1. Braun and Ventura Sitting on a tree Also, during March, we interviewed Max Busser of MB&F and Matthias Breschan of Rado related links March Archives

Baselworld 2011

That’s a wrap. If you want to read all of our Baselworld 2011 posts including our interview with the president of Rado, you can click our Baselworld channel over here or click directly below: Baselworld 2011 Coverage Louis Vuitton Tambour Chronograph The Lipstick Watch Mechanical Digital Display Interview: A Word with Rado Ikepod Hour Glass Opus Eleven and other watches Gucci at Baselworld 2011 Braun and Ventura sitting on a tree Calvin Klein Baselworld 2011 Azzaro RSW Outland New Hautlence a.b.and art The new Ventura The Golfer Watch The Watch with the rotating carrousel Movado Baselworld 2011 Maurice Lacroix Baselworld…

The Grand Seiko of 1960

As part of their 130th anniversary commemorative collection, Seiko has re-created three limited edition Grand Seiko watches that pay homage to their original Grand Seiko model in 1960. Grand Seiko used to be a special mechanical range that was only available in Japan but now its available worldwide. The Gold and Platinum editions will be limited to an edition of 130 pcs, while the Steel version will be limited to 1300 pcs. related links Seiko

Tagheuer Mikrotimer Concept

Tag Heuer’s new concept chronograph is the world’s first mechanical watch that measures and displays the 1/1,000th of a second, making it 125 times more accurate than most existing mechanical chronographs and 10 times faster than the Heuer Carrera Mikrograph 1/100th Second world first presented in Geneva in January 2011. At 1/1,000th of a second, a Formula One racecar at full throttle travels about ten centimeters. Over a 305 km race, this might not seem much — the length of a finger — but it is the difference between second place and a World Championship. related links Tag Heuer

Ulysse Nardin’s Freak

Ulyssee Nardin follows up with its Freak watch with the Freak Diavolo. The watch features a carousel tourbillion that also indicates the minute. #Baselworld 2011. related links Ulysse Nardin