Posts Tagged ‘ timepiece ’

Is Your Watch Made From An Active Volcano?


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As the smoke barely clears on the Icelandic Volcano, one brand is already seeking to capitalize on all the chaos and disruption caused by Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull.  (I think thats how you spell it).  Romain Jerome introduces the Eyjafjallajökull-DNA, a unique-piece memento of the eruption that tortured air travelers and newsreaders the world over.  Like the other pieces in the DNA series the Eyjafjallajökull-DNA incorporates an element of the event it is celebrating in its design.

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Just as the Moondust-DNA featured actual dust from the moon on the dial, so too does the Eyjafjallajökull feature actual ash and rock from the volcano.  What is truly special, however, is the remarkable effect Romain Jerome has been able to achieve with the design of the dial.  It actually gives the appearance that hot lava is bubbling just below the surface, ready to unleash its full force at any second.  The piece is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity confirming that the volcanic rock and the ash used to create it do indeed come from the infamous volcano.

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Interchangable Display Interfaces For Smart Watches


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Designers Albert Salamon and Michal Zylinsk have developed ‘TTMM’, a collection of interchangable smartwatch interfaces for timepieces with black and white 144×168 pixel screens such as the pebble, kreyos, hotwatch and wellograph. Each app is available in 20 different variations and in black or white; the styles run from a business aesthetic with TTMMchart to a sci-fi theme with ‘TTMinus’. Users are able to upload, install and change the face of their clock whenever they’d like, directly using the pebble smartwatch application.

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Casio G-Shock 2014 “Big Case” Collection


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Casio recently revealed several new models from its “G-SHOCK Big Case” collection slated for release in January. In addition to three different iterations of the GA-310, the lineup also introduces both a black/grey and purple/green version of the GAC-110.

The Romain Jerome’s “Tattoo-DNA” Collection


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Romain Jerome’s “DNA” watches have been inspired by fascinating events and achievements from human history, regardless of whether they happened on land, at sea or in the skies. For the new “Tattoo-DNA” collection they spiced up this idea with a unique collaboration, as the brand worked together with Mo Coppoletta, founder of world-famous London-based tattoo studio The Family Business. The Tattoo-DNA collection will consist of four models, each issued in a limited series of only 25-pieces. All of them will be dressed in typical Romain Jerome fashion. That means a 50mm stainless steel case with four “paws” and a black PVD-coated, oxidized bezel that provides a rugged, ‘used’ look to the watch. Of the 100 watches in total, 50 will have black PVD-coating on the four “paws”, the crown and the lugs and these will come on a black fabric strap. The other fifty will have more bare stainless steel elements and a skin-colored leather strap, tattooed by the artist himself. The movement inside is the self-winding RJ001-A (basically an ETA 7750 with no chronograph or date function), beating at 28,800 with 42 hours of power reserve.

‘Timepiece’ A Modern-Day Mechanical Sundial


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British artist Conrad Shawcross has turned the London roundhouse into a real-time clock. The installation, ‘timepiece’ is a modern-day mechanical sundial, which transforms the entire room into a time telling system, responding to the circular architecture in a dramatic display of light and shadow. The 8-meter, faceless clock functions from a rotating metal mechanism which hangs from the center of the ceiling. Its three mechanical arms, each with a glaringly bright bulb attached to its end, rhythmically swing and fold. positioned on the floor, marking the center point of the space, is a four-meter high gnomon — the pointed needle of a sundial —  which signals the time. As the illuminated motor whirls, the light it casts onto the ground marks the hours, minutes and seconds in real time. shawcross developed the idea behind the mechanical light sculpture with the realization that he could adopt the roundhouse’s architectural elements into a timekeeper, paralleling its 24 iron columns to the number of hours in the day. The chiaroscuro that defines the piece brings the idea of timekeeping back to the participatory, celestial experience it once was.

Breitling Transocean Unitime Pilot Chronograph


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Breitling gives its latest nod to aviators and their heritage with the new Transocean Unitime Pilot. The timepiece does so through the crown-adjustable world time system that corrects all indications, allowing the wearer to effortlessly negotiate travel between different time zones. The movement is a Manufacture Breitling Caliber B05, which is housed in a satin-brushed steel case with a steel mesh bracelet. The Pilot is available with a blue dial, polished red gold case, and with a 1,000-piece limited edition black steel case and bracelet.

Ressence Type 3 Watch


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The Ressence Type 3 Watch is filled with fluid that projects a series of constantly rotating discs, indicating the hour, minutes, seconds, and the date onto the crystal exterior. This futuristic timepiece uses a completely new time of mechanism. Instead of crown the Type 3 watch features a gravitational gear system through which you can adjust the time and date.

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