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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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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…

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The Ambidextrous Watch

Nooka has redesigned their Zirc series with a more classier edit in the form of the Zirc V. What makes this watch interesting apart from it’s display is that it’s intended to be ambidextrous. You can wear it any way you like because you can choose to have the minute bar run along the top…

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Zenith Baselworld 2014

For Baselworld 2014, Zenith updated it’s El Primero and it’s aviation related heritage series, the Pilot collection. The first of the trio is called the El Primero Lightweight and the name refers to the weight of the watch which has been reduced by the selective use of materials This means titanium for the movement bridges,…

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HYT Baselworld 2014

For 2014, HYT reached new versions of the H2 watch. For the uninitiated, The HYT is known for combining a traditional mechanical movement with a liquid indicator for the hours. The H2 is a more limited high-end version of the original model. There will be three limited versions of it for 2014. They’ve also reached…