Tag Archives: Chronograph

CASIO’S NEW EDIFICE Timepieces Offer Accurate Time Thru Your Smartphone

Most traditional timepieces suffer from the same problem and that’s time accuracy. Some watchmakers get around this by designing watches that syncs with either GPS or atomic clock, both of which Casio has explored, but now the Japanese watchmaker has gotten smarter with its new EDIFICE timepieces, EQB501. Not because it uses Bluetooth SMART, but because that short range wireless connectivity module there, together with Casio’s Mobile Link Technology, allows the watch to connect to a smartphone at a push of a button. Continue reading CASIO’S NEW EDIFICE Timepieces Offer Accurate Time Thru Your Smartphone

This Automatic Timepiece Hits $1.1M On Kickstarter For Obvious Reasons

Wrist watch with square watch face is not new, but not many watchmakers can pull it off beautifully. In fact, we can only think of one: Bell & Ross, and just when we thought that’s it, we stumble upon the Rebel Automatic Chronograph Watch by LIV Watches. If you recall, LIV Watches made history when its Genesis X1-A Automatic Watch rolled in over a million in financial backing and watchmaker’s latest endeavor is also making quite a ding on Kickstarter with over a million in funding, making it the only Swiss watch to pass $1 million in sales on Kickstarter twice in a row. Continue reading This Automatic Timepiece Hits $1.1M On Kickstarter For Obvious Reasons

BOLDR Journey Chronograph – Beautiful, Classy And Affordable

Wrist watches are a dime a dozen, but one that’s well built and oozes with style (like seriously oozing with style), and yet affordable is far and few between. Fortunately, we live in awesome time. Awesome time because there are folks who are passionate about timepieces and the art of making them, and are willing to brave the sea of offerings dominated by big corporations to create truly unique, super sleek timepieces that we all can enjoy without breaking the bank. The BOLDR Journey Chronograph Watch is one of them. Like the many stylish watches we have seen thus far, the BOLDR Journey Chronograph Watches are truely captivating and, well, very unique. Continue reading BOLDR Journey Chronograph – Beautiful, Classy And Affordable

Oceania: The First And Only Wooden Watch That’s Waterproof To 10ATM

It is true that wood floats on water, but somehow, wood and water don’t quite mix, which makes waterproofing wrist watches a tricky art. That’s not to say it can’t be done; it can, but limited to just ‘water resistant’. So, it is not quite for wood-loving scuba divers. However, a young watch company by the name of Pacific Standard Time Company wants to change that. The outfit’s first timepiece, Oceania Wood Chronograph Watch, is billed as the first and only wooden watch that’s waterproof to 10ATM (100 meters, or 330 feet). Continue reading Oceania: The First And Only Wooden Watch That’s Waterproof To 10ATM

Breitling’s First Smartwatch Takes On A Conservative Approach

For luxury watch makers, hopping onto the smartwatch bandwagon is like threading on a thin line. Understandably, they have their traditions to uphold. TAG Heuer may have ignored the traditions and went full-on with its first smartwatch, but Swiss watchmaker Breitling has opted for a more conservative approach. The company’s first smartwatch, dubbed Breitling Exospace B55, looks just like another conventional Breitling analog/digital chronograph. In fact, the company didn’t even refer it to as a smartwatch; it is calling it a connected watch. But it is a smartwatch, alright. It does pretty much what a smartwatch does, pulling in notifications like texts, emails and calls, from your smartphone, but with one major difference: it does not have a full LCD display. Continue reading Breitling’s First Smartwatch Takes On A Conservative Approach

Vintage Racer-inspired Chronograph Watch That You Can Own Without Trading In Your Organs

Automotive-inspired timepieces, some endorsed by racing outfits, aren’t cheap, but such wrist watches do make a huge statement about your love for automobiles and the adrenalin rush that comes standard with motorsport. The option is clear: forego an arm or a leg, or maybe even both (figuratively speaking, that is), to own one, or you could look to Havok Racer Chronograph Watch as the more down-to-earth alternative. Drawing inspiration from vintage timepieces worn by race car drivers in the 60s, Race Chrono captures the essence of exhaust and roaring engines associated with any intense motorsport event and looks precisely like something 60s’ racers would have on their wrists as they zipped around the meandering track. Continue reading Vintage Racer-inspired Chronograph Watch That You Can Own Without Trading In Your Organs

Steel G-SHOCK is Handsome and Tough, and Its Totally James Bond-Worthy

As much as we love G-SHOCK watches, we have to admit they are hardly dress-fashionable. Can you imagine James Bond pairing his tuxedo with a pair of G-SHOCK Mud? Of course, not. It would be a great fashion disaster to say the least. This is an area where the Casio G-SHOCK G-STEEL aims to address. How? With the stainless steel G-SHOCK timepieces, of course. Now, the thing is, steel isn’t exactly shock-absorbing by nature, but the Japanese watchmaker managed to derive a process, a so-called layered bezel structure, that fuses shock-absorbing resin with steel to create the steel-wrapped G-SHOCK worthy for sophisticated grown ups. Continue reading Steel G-SHOCK is Handsome and Tough, and Its Totally James Bond-Worthy

Iconic Museum Dial Reimagined by Yves Behar, Lives on as Movado Edge Watch

Whenever there’s an iconic product being redesigned, we cringe and brace ourselves for the worst. That’s not to say we are pessimists; we thought the ‘qualities’ that made a product iconic cannot be easily replicated, much less surpassed, but I guess we are so wrong, as proven by the Movado Edge by Yves Behar (of fuseproject), a 21st century interpretation of 20th century legendary Museum Dial by celebrated industrial designer of the 70s, Nathan George Horwitt. The magical thing about Movado Edge is, it succeeds in creating a product that feel the same, but look different, retaining the spirit of the Museum watch, while inducing it with contemporary feel. Continue reading Iconic Museum Dial Reimagined by Yves Behar, Lives on as Movado Edge Watch

Meshable Chrono Proves That Chronograph Watch Can Be Minimal and Classy Too

You know how it is with chronograph watches. They are often complicated, if not cluttered. Then again, it is hard to imagine a chrono that’s not so, well, until now. Meet the Meshable Chrono by Meshable Watches, a second effort my German watchmaker Meshable Watches that, at a glance, looks like a minimal watch. However, on a second look, it is in fact a chronograph watch, albeit with only one sub-dial. To be fair, we did not see the watch in person, but the product images are enough to capture our attention. It has a clean, minimalistic design that looks both manly and feminine at the same time. It’s hard to take our eyes of it, really. It is just so… elegant. Continue reading Meshable Chrono Proves That Chronograph Watch Can Be Minimal and Classy Too

Finally, a Dive Watch with Top-line Spec That Won’t Hurt Your Wallet

I have experience with a luxury timepiece, which I was fortunate enough to ‘observe’ for an extended period and let me tell you this, at the end of day, I was crying out for illumination and that’s coming from a very well known luxe watchmaker. Now, that is something a diver won’t want at a depth of say, 330 feet. This is where Chronologia Dive Watches want to fill in. This handsome dive watch features Trigalight illumination technology, which is a self-contained illumination technology using Tritium (H3 gas tubes) trigalight. Continue reading Finally, a Dive Watch with Top-line Spec That Won’t Hurt Your Wallet