Sunday, February 5, 2012 8:39AM - By Jeffrey Hyatt
One look at the TAG Heuer Carrera Mikrograph and it’s easy to tell this watch is going to be pricey. TAG Heuer has introduced the first ever column wheel integrated mechanical chronograph displaying the 1/100th of a second with a striking central hand allowing for easy reading. To me that just sounds expensive.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 1:19PM - By Jeffrey Hyatt
Miami Heat basketball star Lebron James is no doubt gearing up for the NBA playoffs. But in between practicing jump shots, the superstar athlete is also busy tweaking the Lebron James brand, which takes a rather luxurious turn with the signing of a new deal with Audemars Piguet.
The luxury men’s watch brand has brought on James as their next global brand ambassador.
Monday, March 14, 2011 11:20AM - By Jeffrey Hyatt
Inspired by military pilots of the 1940s and 1950s, the excellent Bell & Ross Vintage series are classic, simply designed watches that feature a beige or black dial and paired with matching leather straps. The collection from the Swiss watchmakers is highlighted by easy-to-read dials and luminescent sand-colored indexes; 41mm wide (100 meters water-resistant). Continue Reading
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 1:10PM - By Jeffrey Hyatt
It sounds like the name of a fighter jet, so no surprise that the B1 Hellcat from Bozeman is inspired by the infamous F6F Hellcat of WWII, a U.S. Naval fighter plane that proved to be the most successful in aircraft history. Bozeman’s latest timepiece, a blend of modern and vintage style, features 25 Jewel Swiss movement, 28,800 BPD and water resistant to 330 ft.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 9:09PM - By Meieli Detoni
Oki-Ni has a new watch in stock by 300 Series, and it is refined and elegant. Available with an Italian calf leather strap and a satin-brushed case back, the watch features a hardened crystal mineral lens with simple chronograph features. The Swiss-made timepiece has timing precision to 1/10th second, plus jewel movement. The stainless-steel case makes for an even longer-lasting watch. [$739 oki-ni]
Sunday, November 28, 2010 4:55PM - By Meieli Detoni
Hypebeast‘s Essentials series features accessories picked from Oki-Ni like sunglasses, scarves, cameras, and belts. Hypbeast’s newest feature highlights some of Oki-Ni’s smallest finds, such as the Leather Zipper Keychain from Raf Simons and the Linda Farrow x Tim Hamilton Folding Sunglasses (which are on our wishlist right now). Watches, too, like the Tsovet NM85. [at oki-ni]
Monday, April 19, 2010 11:07PM - By Jeffrey Hyatt
Hublot, recently named as the official watchmaker of Formula 1, has unveiled the quite eye-catching F1 King Power, the luxury Swiss watch brand’s first official Formula One watch. The F1 King Power features a 48mm-diameter satin-finished Zirconium case, a special Zirconium and ceramic bezel which resembles a Formula One car brake assembly. The multi-layered dial is treated in black nickel with black SuperLuminova; the hands are micro-blasted and rhodium plated.
The distinctive chronograph pushers have taken a design lead from the array of buttons and functions on a modern day Formula One steering wheel. The unique strap consists of super-comfortable rubber on the inside and a special Nomex outer layer, the latter material being used extensively in the racing suits of Formula One drivers. Hublot will produce a limited edition production run of the stylish timepiece. [via perpetuelle]
Friday, April 9, 2010 3:35PM - By Jeffrey Hyatt
Romain Jerome presents the Moon Invader, a striking new watch that takes a design and inspirational cue from Apollo 11. The case is a technically complex 46 mm to frame the lunar legend, featuring a more bevelled yet delightfully rounded cushion shape that is almost a rectangle on its hidden side, made from steel coalesced by fusion with spare parts from Apollo 11. Each watch is thereby literally pervaded by memories of the lunar adventure.
While maintaining the symbolic X that has become a tradition on RJ dials, the line treats itself to a “mesh pattern” directly inspired by the woven metal strands on the tires of lunar roving vehicles. On the multi-layered dial, this gridwork pattern creates a high-tech screen effect and lends a symbolic functional element to the new collection codes. Each of the four zones of this meshing appears on the dial in one of the areas formed by the emblematic RJ X motif. The inner bezel rings are hand-applied, polished and drawn; like the hands, they are openworked and enriched with superluminova. [via acquire]
Thursday, April 8, 2010 1:16PM - By Jeffrey Hyatt
Here we have the 2010 model for Breguet’s Marine collection. This lovely timepiece features a 45mm 18-carat white gold case, automatic movement, alarm (marked by the blue triangular hand), date, luminous hands and a sapphire-crystal case-back. The bezel’s unidirectional rotation is secured by a blocking pawl, visible and located between the two winding crowns on the case flank.
To improve its legibility even in the murkiest waters, its minute markers and hand along with the hour hand are coated with white luminous super-luminova while the alarm markers glow blue. It should be noted that the Breguet Marine Royale features an alarm that can be operated underwater to a depth of 300 meters – and heard with excellent clarity. [via perpetuelle]