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Blancpain Villeret Collection Wrist Watch

Blancpain Villeret Collection Wrist Watch
(photos: Blancpain) Blancpain Villeret Collection Wrist Watch | US$tba | www.blancpain.com

ahead of the Basel World 2012, Blancpain has announced its new Villeret collection wristwatch. normally, we aren’t too entice by dress watches but the Villeret has something special up its sleeve that we thought it would be a crime if we did not feature it. it is the first Blancpain model to feature a flinqué lacquered dial. the flinqué consists of several layers of translucent blue lacquer applied onto the dial, that is said to create an “incomparable depth effect.” eye candy asides, the Villeret has a casing crafted from white gold and features an ultra-slim Calibre 7663Q movement with 244 parts and 34 jewels lurking within its 44mm casing. the self-winding movement with three-day power reserve, powers the hour and minute hands, as well as an oddly serpentine date pointer. yes, do not mistaken that snaky hand as the second hand – it is in fact, a date indicator. Continue reading Blancpain Villeret Collection Wrist Watch

Hard Graft Card Case / Heritage

Hard Graft Card Case / Heritage
(photos: Hard Graft) Hard Graft Card Case / Heritage | €39.00 | www.hardgraft.com

in the 21st century, our lives pretty much revolve around countless cards. that is to say, an average person will likely to have credit cards, bank cards, membership cards, and business cards, all stuffed into the poor wallet. in this case, it makes good sense to keep those myriad of cards stash away in a separate and equally classy card case, like the Hard Graft Card Case. and since it is classy, it means you could just grab it with your cards for occasions where you only needed cards and leave your cumbersome wallet at home. the Card Case’s premium vegetable tanned Italian leather, 100% wool felt and the subtle branding, gives it the vintage-inspired minimalist look and yet not look too monotonous. Continue reading Hard Graft Card Case / Heritage

Limited Edition Blancpain Saint-Valentin 2012

Blancpain Saint-Valentin 2012
(photos: Blancpain) Blancpain Saint-Valentin 2012 | US$tba | www.blancpain.com

it’s still a good month away from Valentine’s Day but that won’t stop us from featuring one true gift for your love one, well… that’s if you have reasonable huge pockets. meet the Blancpain Saint-Valentin 2012, a limited edition watch of just 14 units, each adorned with 2.95 carats of precious stones that would definitely set your love one’s heart fluttering with joy. encased within this luxury casing is a self-winding Calibre F185 movement with a total of 308 parts and 37 jewels that drives its flyback chronograph. the lavishness is pretty intense, yet classy: the bezel and lugs set with diamonds, the caseband set with four diamonds and a heart-shaped ruby, diamond tops the crown, and cabochon-cut rubies covered the pushpieces. finally a white alligator leather strap completes the package. Continue reading Limited Edition Blancpain Saint-Valentin 2012

the first touchscreen watch from Swatch – Swatch Touch

Swatch Touch Watch
Swatch Touch Watch | US$140.00 | www.swatch.com

the trait to draw us to this watch is probably the fact that it is a touchscreen watch, which is still not common up till this day. actually, there is something else to caught our eyes – it is from Swatch. yes, those trendy fashion watch maker that is more known for analog quartz timepiece has a touchscreen watch to offer and it has an unmissable font type that is guaranteed to draw looks, and perhaps kick off a conversation that you never wanted. as you might have guessed, it features your usual time keeping functionality like time, date, as well as alarm, plus timer, chrono and backlight (of course). Continue reading the first touchscreen watch from Swatch – Swatch Touch

vintage VDB Nordic Nightmare Dive Watch

VINTAGE VDB Nordic NIGHTMARE
(image: VDB) VDB Nordic Nightmare Dive Watch | US$tba | www.vintage-vdb.com

when it comes to wrist watch, bigger dial face lures us most and that said, the VDB Nordic Nightmare is just one of those that caught our eyes the minute we saw it. despite being oddly named (nightmare?), we find its minimalist design particularly attractive and adding to that draw is its huge 51mm stainless steel vintage PVD coated case that sets our heart fluttering. details are pretty scant as it is but what we do know is, it has a plexi-glass crystal, a 5-minute rotational bezel, illuminated hands and markings, and it is powered by the trusty IWC vintage movement. Continue reading vintage VDB Nordic Nightmare Dive Watch

Nixon THE STEELCAT Chronograph

Nixon THE STEELCAT Chronograph All Black
(image: Nixon) Nixon THE STEELCAT Chronograph Wrist Watch | US$650.00 | www.nixonnow.com

often we admire the beauty of luxury timepieces, knowing that we probably won’t be able to splurge on such luxury but lucky for us, there’s a ‘go between’ like the upcoming Nixon THE STEELCAT Chronograph Watch. brand name and stature aside, this watch lures our attentions away from who the maker is behind it. not surprisingly, Nixon takes its design cue from luxury brand name like Hublot and Audemars Piguet, and the result is what you see here: THE STEELCAT. the watch features a 5-hand SWISS Quartz chronograph movement, a custom 48mm stainless steel case, domed sapphire crystal, rubber bezel, screw down crown, silicone strap with molded stainless steel hardware, and water resistant up to 300-meter depth. Continue reading Nixon THE STEELCAT Chronograph

Bell & Ross PW1 Pocket Watch and WWI Wrist Watch

Bell & Ross PW1 Pocket Watch
(image: Bell & Ross) Bell & Ross Vintage PW1 Pocket Watch and WWI Wrist Watch | from US$tba | www.bellross.com

have you ever wondered why people of today are intrigued by instruments of the past? perhaps, it is their simplicity that captures our attention and with the sea of complex gadgets rolling into our lives, we tend to appreciate the sense of uncluttered minimalism in some of the things we use. if you belongs to the aforementioned category, then these World War I military-inspired pocket watch and wristwatch by Bell & Ross are a must have for you. first in line in this Bell & Ross Vintage series is the Vintage PW1 Pocket Watch that sports an anti-reflective domed sapphire crystal, a galvanic black, sunburst dial with large numerals and hands covered in a photo-luminescent coating. encased within this 49mm polish steel with “Barleycorn” guilloché case back is a manual-winding mechanical ETA 6497 movement. other features include complete hours, minutes, and small second hand for accurate time-telling, grooved crown that offers ease of use even when wearing gloves and water resistance up to 30 meters. Continue reading Bell & Ross PW1 Pocket Watch and WWI Wrist Watch

New Balance ML71 “Rasta” – Reggae inspired footwear?

New Balance ML71 "Rasta"
(image: Jules/Streething) New Balance ML71 “Rasta” | US$tba | www.newbalance.com

the upcoming New Balance ML71 “Rasta” fuses the technical performance of its Minimus range of running shoes with a retro-licious and casual upper. needless to say, the “rasta” colorway draws our eye to it in an instant and the color combo kind of remind us of Bob Marley, and the whole reggae movement in general. don’t you think so? we are not shoes guru, so we shall spare you the agony of reading through our subpar shoes technicality. design-wise, the shoes features suede and mainly mesh nylon upper that works pretty well with the rasta tricolors. no words on the pricing but we hear that it will be hitting the stores sometime early 2012. a few more look after the break. Continue reading New Balance ML71 “Rasta” – Reggae inspired footwear?

Click Keypad Watch disguises itself as a computer keypad

Click Keypad Watch
(image: WATCHISMO) Click Keypad Watch | US$89.99 | www.watchismo.com

glancing at your wristwatch and telling the time is a no brainer task but if you are looking for challenges even for a simple task as such, then the Click Keypad Watch might just fit the bill. more so, if you are a geek at heart. it looks like a computer numeric keypad but really, it is not – which is what makes it outstanding awesome. on one hand, we are not a fan of challenging time telling task but on the other, its keypad like appearance draws the geek in us to it. a series of animated lights on each keypad buttons lights up to tell you the present time but be warned that you should not take your eyes of it cos’ you might just miss the all important time information. one thing that puzzles us is, how do we set the time or even know if we have indeed set the time? Continue reading Click Keypad Watch disguises itself as a computer keypad

Porsche Design Sport x Adidas Easy Trainer

Porsche Design Sport x Adidas Easy Trainer
(image: Adidas) Porsche Design Sport x Adidas Easy Trainer | US$tba | www.adidas.com

if you love how automotive brand mixes with fashion, then the Porsche Design Sport x Adidas Easy Trainer would probably appeal to you. this pair of eye-catching sneakers boast features like ultra light weight design (256 grams, to be exact), enhanced breathability and enhanced cushioning. hey but it is, after all, a pair for shoes, hence the ultimate judgment can only be passed by your pampered feet. however, as far as styles are concern, this pair is definitely going to get your friends talking and even more so if they managed to spot the tiny Porsche Design branding on the sneakers. there’s no price to it yet but it is safe to assume it won’t come cheap. Continue reading Porsche Design Sport x Adidas Easy Trainer