Tag Archives: Chronograph

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

Helgray Silverstone: 60s Racing-inspired Chronograph Watch That Don’t Cost An Arm or A Leg

When we think racing timepieces, most people would probably associate them with brands like Ferrari and Tag Heuer, but as we all know, they are never affordable. But it is not like they are unattainable; you can always save on everything in your life just to grab a piece, or you can take a look at the Helgray Silverstone 60s Racing Chronograph Watch. The product name pretty much says it all, doesn’t it? The Silverstone 60s Racing Chronograph is a timepiece that brings together the best two worlds: the old world of charm of the 60s motorsports era and the power of modern watch mechanics. Unlike some chronographs offered by some branded marques, Helgray Silverstone has a minimalistic dial face which is the home to a pair of sub-dials that kind of reminds us of automobile instruments and a date window sits discreetly at 6 o’clock. Continue reading Helgray Silverstone: 60s Racing-inspired Chronograph Watch That Don’t Cost An Arm or A Leg

Bell & Ross BR-X1 Aircraft Gauge-inspired Watch Gets Rocker Push Buttons and Skeletal Look

This may not go down well with every Bell & Ross devotees, but here it is, the BR-X1 Skeleton Chronograph, Bell & Ross’ sporty and futuristic take of the iconic BR-01. Inspired by the aeronautical flight instrument of the 21st century fighter airplanes, the BR-X1 retains the signature square design which so many have copied but failed, and unfortunately or not, that’s about the only similarity this new kid has with its forebears. The futuristic look blend with the signature square design may not be everyone’s cuppa, but it is still quite a looker (note: we said ‘quite’). Continue reading Bell & Ross BR-X1 Aircraft Gauge-inspired Watch Gets Rocker Push Buttons and Skeletal Look

NOOKA Introduces Its First Chronograph Watch Inspired By Space Race Of The 60s

for ten years, NYC-based NOOKA has been turning out fashionable timepieces, but never had a chronograph to its name. well, things are about change as it hits Indiegogo with the company’s very first chronograph watch, NOOKRONO. with a design inspired by the Space Race of the 1960s, NOOKRONO takes on a clean, minimalist design approach with large legible dial face that’s easy on the eyes. instead of time markers, the watch face is decorated with lines reaching in every direction and adorned with chronograph sub-dials that appear to be floating. from what we can see, the watch does have a distinctive sixties appeal. despite being minimal, the watch stands out with its large 48mm case diameter and has a profile that’s 11mm thick. the large watch face is paired to uniformly narrow straps of either soft silicone band or stainless steel band. Continue reading NOOKA Introduces Its First Chronograph Watch Inspired By Space Race Of The 60s

Louis Vuitton Tambour Evolution Could Be Your Tuxe’s Best Match

for those who can’t enough of big, bold and pricey wrist watches, Louis Vuitton Tambour Evolution might just be right up your opulent alley. available as a GMT model with a 43mm case diameter and a Chronograph & GMT (we’d go for the chrono if we have the means, just saying…) version sporting a tad larger case diameter of 45mm, the Louis Vuitton Tambour Evolution timepieces feature a stainless steel case construction with stunning black metal matrix composite (or MMC, a high-performance material used in aerospace and Formula 1) bezel, matching black dial, contrasting red GMT markings, transparent caseback, and stainless steel link strap. the Chronograph & GMT model is powered by LV92 caliber automatic chronograph with full chrono functions, including minutes and seconds and has a date function which can be found at the 4.30 mark. Continue reading Louis Vuitton Tambour Evolution Could Be Your Tuxe’s Best Match

Watchmaker Valbray Teamed Up With Leica To Create This Luxury Timepiece

being a watchmaker that incorporates camera mechanics into timepieces, it is only a matter of time that Valbray collaborates with some high-end camera makers on camera-inspired wrist watches and that ‘matter of time’ is happens to be now, starting with Leica with the Valbray EL1 “100 Years Of Leica Photography Edition” Watch, an exquisite and limited timepiece featuring the European outfit’s signature iris-style dial face known as Oculus diaphragm dial system. the system is made up of a series of blades that open and close much like a camera lens’ diaphragm, activated as you turn the bezel. each blade is exceeding thin, measuring a mere .01mm thin and is treated to three separate anti-friction coatings that provides the mechanism a smooth sliding in and out motion. just the shutter mechanism alone involves over 80 moving parts, making it a truly awe-inspiring feat. Continue reading Watchmaker Valbray Teamed Up With Leica To Create This Luxury Timepiece

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Blue Mens Watch

Audemars Piguet has recently re-launched their Royal Oak collection. The re-launch comes with six new timepieces to add to the collection including the very stylish Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Blue Men’s Watch. This particular piece comes with a selection of high quality features including an automatic movement with a ‘Monobloc’ oscillating weight in 22-carat gold containing 50 jewels. Continue reading Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Blue Mens Watch