The URWERK- UR-202 is the most incredible creation I have ever come across. It is the world’s first wristwatch to feature an innovative new winding system which utilizes miniature turbines to compress air to regulate the self-winding mechanism of the movement. A switch on the back of the watch, lets you adjust the air pressure, passing through the turbines. The watch has AlTiN coating which protects it form shocks, oxidation and scratches. The timepiece tells time by using the telescopic minute hands, operating through the middle of three orbiting and revolving hour satellites. The watch looks truly innovative, with a slightly complicated dial.No pricing info is available as yet. Via: Urwerk
Usually time pieces are too common and to be talked about, but some are good enough to catch your attention for their unique design and features. Bertrand planes’ Life Clock looks like any other simple wall clock but rather than showing seconds, minutes and hours, it shows years, months and days. No, it’s not a clock that just displays a date, but its calibration is done such that it can show age of a given person. The clock’s dial is initially divided into ‘twelve’ equal parts which are marked as multiples of ‘seven’, starting from ‘zero’. These major markings represent years and each minor marking on the circular scale represent 6 days (approx.). This clock uses a normal clock machine which has been slowed down 61320 times. To look at a clock that shows how old you are can surely be depressing for many people but then this seems to be a collector’s item from Antoine de Galbert’s vault. Via: swissmiss
Lange and Sohne bring to you the art of wristwatch-making with their classy Lange 1 collection. These watches are made from 18k gold or platinum with features like days of the week, date, month and phases of the moon. These watches have 478 hand-finished components, three quarter gold and platinum rotor, 54 jewels, solid silver dial, Roman indexes, up and down power reserve indicator and many more. The style and looks are no doubt classy, the technology used isn’t bad either, like the moon phase indicator that will operate for 122.6 years before showing a single day of error from actual lunar behavior. And to add more to it, a crocodile leather hand stitched strap or a metal bracelet accompanying a gold or platinum clasp with engraved Lange signature. The estimated price is anywhere between $15000-$23000. Image:alange-soehne Via:gentlemansgadget
Designer Carl F. Bucherer has pioneered the art of designing wristwatches since the past two decades. With this year’s travel season setting to boom, Bucherer, into his full swing of creativity, has come up with his latest version of Patravi TravelTec FourX Men’s wristwatch which has several features that make it a reason to be proudly mounted on an enthusiastic globetrotter’s wrist. To begin with, Patravi TravelTec FourX has a function of displaying the all three time zones at once. The body of the watch along with its mechanism has been manufactured of palladium and titanium alloys that make it lightweight and don its shiny looks. The other features include all those attributes that are common to men’s wristwatch – meticulously designed 46.6mm circular case with a muscular width of 15.5mm. The watch precisely adheres its purpose with the movement of an automatic caliber 1901.1. TravelTec is embedded with 39 jewels and 42 hrs of power reserve. Source: Geekwatches
Gucci watches are all about unique and sleek designs with high-quality craftsmanship. I-Gucci is a subtly styled stainless steel, men’s watch, which can be a fashionable accessory for your most stylish business and contemporary wear. For many men this Swiss multi-function digital watch can be their entry point into the fashion jewelry. The i-Gucci 114 proves the company’s strong desire to create innovative and fine timepiece. This lovely creation features a slim, circular, polished stainless steel case, bezel, and crown to showcase the elegant blue dial. The double version watch is designed by Frida Giannini. And it is available in various dial colors and number. The bracelet is made of black rubber and the classic GG monograph lining. The set of 55 diamonds have been embodied on the crown of the watch. No word regarding price has been released as yet. Via: Translate.Google.com
Who would not be a fan of the cool and sophisticated James Bond? Or should I say 007? The character of James Bond introduced a new concept to menswear- power dressing. There is a famous saying in the English language- A man is known by the shoes he wears. Let me modify this statement and state that ‘A man is known by his attire’. James Bond, in all his movies, personified elegance and style. This is the reason why ‘007’ was so popular with females across the world. Introduced on big screen in the year 1962, 007 movies have always set the box-office on fire. Sean Connery was the original James Bond. Actors like George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig also played the famous ‘007’. Though I am a big fan of Mr. Connery, Pierce Brosnan has been my favorite ‘007’. Flicks like ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’, ‘The World Is Not Enough’, and ‘Die another Day’ never fail to impress me. The character of 007 not only ruled the big screen, it also invaded comics and the television. James Bond video games were also quite profitable. Known for his passion for girls and gadgets, James Bond had an immaculate dressing style. His tailored suits and stylish watches became world famous. It would be not an exaggeration to say that James Bond was the epitome of men’s fashion. James Bond, in all his movies, frequented casino resorts. He would often meet his ladylove there. The famous ‘007’ ringtone is still a hit with teenagers. James Bond movies have survived the test of time. Even today, when Daniel Craig appeared in James Bond movies such as ‘Casino Royale’ and ‘Quantum of Solace’, people around the world could not help falling in love with 007, yet again. 007 will always rule our hearts and minds. Remember the famous dialogue- I am Bond, James Bond?