Bear with me for a while for I maybe a little biased here. You see, like many modern homo sapiens, I have a penchant for wrist worn timepiece – particularly, those big-ass wrist watches and although I may not take to the deep blue as much (say hi to the sharks for me), I do appreciate quality diving timepieces as much as any regular diver. While divers love them for its practical intents, I just love the fact that it is huge and uncomplicated (unlike aviation examples). So, naturally, when a hat tip on a big, chunky diving watch called Heavy Armor from Hong Kong-based watchmaker, DELTAt (pronounced as ‘delta’ ’t’) dropped in our inbox, I knew I have to talk about it here. Continue reading This Gorgeous Chunky Diver Watch Has A Big-ass Interchangeable Bezel
You grandpa’s dive watch may look cool (and it was), but it probably can’t dive 900 feet. So, instead of putting your family heirloom at the mercy of 400 psi of waterbody, the Dutch Harbor Watches would be your best bet in looking good and going deep – like, really, really deep. New from Filson, the Dutch Harbor Watch collection is built by Detroit-based watchmaker, Shinola, which drew its inspiration from dive watches of the 50s with emphasis on functionality and dependability when and where time is matter of life and death. Each watch is presented with an aesthetic that is straight-to-the-point without distraction, which is really what you need when you are 990 feet deep in the water – a depth that this watch is designed survived in. Continue reading Dutch Harbor Watch Is Shinola’s Take Of 50s Dive Watches That Do 900 Feet
Unless you are a pro diver who dives really deep, then we suppose a pro dive watch is out of the question. Not everyone can afford a dive watch that cost thousands, much less one that cost tens of thousands. This is where Chronologia, a startup watchmaker, comes in. The outfit wants average folks to own one such watches without breaking the bank while being a trusty companion to their everyday active lifestyle, be it working out, running, swimming, or scuba diving, day or night. But will Chronologia Trigalight Dive Watch lives up to its promises? We will find out as we dive into the details of the product sitting right here on our desk. Continue reading Chronologia Trigalight Dive Watch Could Be The Best Bang for the Buck Dive Watch Ever [Review]
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
The Simpsons’ Town of Springfield Recreated In LEGO With Incredible Details
forget about the official LEGO The Simpsons set, Matt De Lanoy’s recreation of the fictional Town of Springfield from The Simpsons will blow your mind. it includes iconic structures like the Kwik-E-Mart, Moe’s Tavern, and even the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant – complete with see through walls. LEARN MORE. [via]
Timex Ironman One GPS+ Is A Smartwatch That doesn’t Need A Smartphone
Timex refers to the Ironman One GPS+ as a smartwatch, well, it is kind of a smartwatch, but it does not need a smartphone to get working. it has a 1.5″ sunlight viewable display, 3-day battery life, 4GB storage, built-in sensors to track your activity, and built-in GPS and 3G connectivity. $399.95. BUY.
Brass Compass and Clip Lets You Keep The Direction Very Close To You
sometime the simplest tool is the not only the most effective, but also the coolest. case in point: the Brass Compass and Clip. machined from solid brass, it has a handy brass clip for attaching it to anywhere you fancy. checking on direction does not necessary need to be too high-tech, isn’t it? made in U.S.A. $36. BUY.
Rolex Deepsea Sea-dweller D-Blue Dial Watch Is Waterproof to 12,800 Feet
released to commemorate James Cameron’s first solo dive to the Mariana Trench and the US release of a film on the expedition, the D-Blue dial has a unique blue-to-black gradient dial and boast a helium escape valve for decompression and bright blue Chromalight luminescence for legibility in the darkest dark. LEARN MORE.
Acer Introduces 28-inch Ultra HD LED Display
Acer’s new B286HK has a lot to shout about. it offers 4K2K UHD resolution in a 28-inch format, boasting 6-axis color adjustment. it sits on an ergonomic stand that allows it to be tilted, swiveled, and pivoted. connectivity includes DVI, HDMI with MHL charging, DisplayPort, Mini DP and USB 3.0 hub. $599.99. LEARN MORE.
…And Philips Also Have Its Own $600 28-inch 4K Monitor Too
another good news if you are in the market for a UHD monitor. Philips also has a 4K monitor priced (also) at $599.99 to vie for your money. and it also allows both landscape and portrait viewing modes, plus height adjustment. connectivity includes VGA, MHL, DVI, HDMI, and of course, DisplayPort. BUY.
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
Bell & Ross are a luxury watchmaker with a mightily impressive back catalogue of timepieces and what they lack in heritage (having only been founded as recently as 1992) they more than make up for with their exemplary collection of luxury watches and it is their aviation and diving watches for which they are possibly most famed. Continue reading Bell & Ross BR02 Steel Diving Watch
commemorating its 60th anniversary of the first diving watch, Blancpain has announced the vintage-inspired Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe at the BASELWORLD 2013. inspired by the abyssal underwater exploration of Swiss adventurer Jacques Piccard, this 2013 reinterpretation of Blancpain iconic diver’s watch integrates the vintage flair of the original Bathyscaphe with the latest in technical innovations. visually, you will find familiar features such as the vintage-style watch hands, a dedicated date aperture, and the signature luminescent dot on the bezel that has existed since the first Bathyscaphe. Continue reading Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe at BASELWORLD 2013
we are no wrist watch pros here, nor are we experts in diving sports, but still that doesn’t stop us from giving this budget dive watch our very own take. aesthetically, i would say the SKYWATCH Dive Watch is a handsome time piece. the built and construction are great and we love the idea of using sailcloth material for the strap and the blue strap keeper just give the watch an added character (though some may argued the blue is kind of off with the whole watch, but that’s beside the point). though well built, the watch takes some getting use to. why? first off, the watch is a tad too light for my liking (it is very light, tipping the scale at a little over 80 grams) and the lack of weight does not really give it the dive watch feel. but i guess that doesn’t really matters if you are really wearing this for diving. Continue reading A Quick Look: SKYWATCH Dive Watch
Lionel Messi, the Barcelona and Argentina footballer (and widely recognized greatest player of all time) is clearly a man of style and taste and it is little surprise to see the leading light in the world of football has joined forces with one of the biggest names in the luxury watch industry in the form of Audemars Piguet. The Swiss watchmakers are, much like Messi himself, recognized as one of the very best in the business and with a partnership with the world’s greatest football, their popularity is set to soar still further. Continue reading Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Leo Messi Watch