Not only does the Tag Heuer Carrera Drive Timer match the DRKT colorway, but all-around we think its pretty bad-ass. Their racing-inspired collection continues by pairing a 43mm case with a fixed bezel and red leather-lined perforated black leather strap. It features a Calibre 5 automatic movement, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal on the face and back, while it also comes complete with an anti-reflective treatment for better readability and waterproof capabilities up to 100 meters. Pick it up in polished stainless steel or with black titanium carbide coating and it’ll be the talk of your night.
Humans are really trying to perfect this thing we like to call “time.” MB&F’s Starfleet Machine is a great example of this, and a great example of innovative design. Switzerland’s only remaining specialized high-end clock manufacture L’Epée 1839 is the culprit behind the spaceship-meets-table clock. The award-winning company has taken hours and minutes and placed them on top of the central black dome by hand polished hands that follow the dome’s curved contours. Behind that is a smaller rotating dome, accompanied by a revolving radar dish that provides an intuitive view of remaining energy: five bars indicates the movement is fully wound (40 days of power); one bar means Starfleet Machine is running low on propellant (eight days of remaining power). Other notable features include double retrograde seconds in the form of turret-mounted laser cannons and shock protection system that minimizes the risk of damage when moving it around. This intricate clock is limited to 175 pieces and is available in light or dark editions.
We honestly didn’t know that the world’s first true atomic watch was barely hitting the scene. The so-called atomic watches out there don’t really do the job, having to rely on government radio signals that aren’t always in range. This one however is being dubbed by its creator as the “world’s first true atomic wristwatch.”
Reports are circulating that the Apple iWatch could be revealed by the beginning of Summer 2014 or by the end of Q3. If you step outside, you’ll notice that we are getting pretty close to summer and we should be anticipating it very, very soon. Its going to be very interesting to see what Apple has had up their sleeve since they’re so late to the smartwatch party, but while we sit here and wait we can put our big imaginations to work with our Top 7 Favorite iWatch Concepts. From looking like an iPhone turned into a bracelet to bent glass that would blow anyone’s mind, hopefully we find out soon what this Apple iWatch has in-store for us soon! Check out our favorite concepts after the jump.
I know the Nose Art DNA watch by Romain Jerome isn’t anywhere near my budget, but the craftsmanship behind this watch is just too damn good to pass up. Taking unusual inspiration from the famous “Pink Lady” Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft, the Swiss-made watch is incredible in design without being too eccentric. It boasts a 46mm case that houses a mechanical self-winding Valjoux-based chronograph movement with 42 hours of power reserve, a sapphire crystal face and a calf leather NATO strap inspired by aviator straps – flip the watch over and you’ll find that it has an individually painted pin-up girl hidden behind the case. If the timepiece happens to fit your budget, pick it up in a black PVD-coated steel case with a green and brown camouflage dial or the red gold bezel with black PVD crowns and greyscale camouflage dial, but that’s only if you want to pay $3,000 more. The watches are limited to just 99 pieces of each colorway, which makes them even more unique than their design.
Not far behind the announcement of Android Wear, the Motorola Moto 360 Watch was revealed to be one of the first watches to feature Google’s new wearable-friendly technology. Set to be released this summer, the discreet smartwatch will change the way we look at them. It’s not big, clunky or obvious and it carries the perfect amount of aesthetic that will make it perfect for everyday-wear or even special occasions. However, the technology behind it will have you looking like James Bond as you swipe the face and tell people the weather, or say “Ok Google” to ask questions, schedule tasks or send a text. It will come in a variety of styles and you only have to wait a few more months.
When you’re wearing a house on your wrist (not literally) it’s best to store those possessions in something like the Connoisseurs Vault by Hammacher Schlemmer. Made by renowned German manufactures Döttling, this is the beast you need to call home for you most prized possessions. The three-door vault features a main safe (only accessible by a key pad combination) with eight integrated watch winders controlled by software that sets the direction of the rotation, while a suede-lined jewelry drawer provides separate, organized storage for rings, necklaces, and bracelets. Our favorite part is the humidor drawer that’s lined with Spanish cedar and has an electronic humidification system that guarantees your Cohiba’s are kept at an ideal 70% humidity. If you still aren’t sold on safety, maybe knowing that the vault is fortified with 2 3/4″-thick steel walls, 1″-diameter hardened steel locking bolts, and is waterproof, fireproof up to 1,994° F for one hour and can be connected to an established alarm system, your mind will be changed.
Known as a camera strap maker, DSPTCH has teamed up with Lum Tech to release the M46 Chronograph watch. The new collaborative release consists of a Japan Miyota OS20 Heavy duty quartz chronograph movement, a stainless steel case and a Sapphire Crystal crown with LUM-TEC MDV Technology. It comes with four detachable straps – two Nato straps, custom molded anti-static rubber strap, along with a stainless steel bracelet and is water resistant up to 330ft. The DSPTCH x Lumtech M46 Chronograph Watch is limited to 30 pieces and is available now for purchase.
Intricacy runs pretty deep with the new Schofield Blacklamp Carbon watch. Immediately drawn to the face of this watch, it’s contained in a single billet of a proprietary material called Morta – a special carbon fiber matrix that is hand-laid and formed into small billets (wow). It also features the classic Unitas 6497-2 movement decorated with Geneva stripes and heavy rhodium plating, a sub-dial at six o’clock, a Tritium gas light and around the rim is a ring of Moonglow – a material developed by NASA that illuminates the dial in low-light conditions. It’s limited to 101 pieces. with each of them being named after individual lighthouses in England and denoted by the location co-ordinates of the tower and character of flash from the lamp within.
You’ve probably been hearing about colette’s collaborative pop-up shop during Art Basel Miami with concept store Alchemist through your daily blog reads. One of our favorite projects to come out of this collaborative effort is the Jose Parla x Bamford x Rolex Explorer watch made especially for the colette Art Drive-Thru at Alchemist. The exclusive timepiece features a rework of the Rolex Explorer wristwatch and features Bamford Watch Department’s signature black military grade coating, while Jose Parla applies his signature artistic renderings to the watch’s face. Very limited in numbers and comes with a price tag that may be to rich for your blood.