Tag Archives: Luxury Watch

Stunning Bell & Ross’s Renault F1 Team Timepiece Sold For $35K At Only Watch

The problem with mass produced product is, consumers will eventually get numb to the design. Luxury watch makers like Bell & Ross are not sparred from this natural occurrence and so, it is only naturally when a one-of-the-kind piece surface, it has all out attention. The Bell & Ross x Renault Sport Formula One BR-X1 RS17 Watch is one such attention grabbing timepiece that pops from among the long line of BR collection. It is may be a BR, but it is not just another BR. Continue reading Stunning Bell & Ross’s Renault F1 Team Timepiece Sold For $35K At Only Watch

Swiss Watchmaker Created 100% Swiss Watch Made From Real Swiss Cheese

Luxury watches made of exotics and precious materials are not uncommon, but one independent Swiss watchmaker, H. Moser & Cie, has taken exotic to a new level of high by using, wait for it… real Swiss cheese. Wait, what? Yes, freaking real Swiss cheese it is. The edible milk derivative as we know it, being used on a timepiece. I know it sounds a little insane, but rest assure that the Swiss Mad Watch by H. Moser & Cie is as real as you and me, and it is also one of the rare Swiss timepiece that can actually claim to be 100% Swiss (the first in the market, btw). Continue reading Swiss Watchmaker Created 100% Swiss Watch Made From Real Swiss Cheese

This Swiss Watch Has A Drop of The World’s Oldest Cognac In It

So it is official. The Cognac Gaultier 1762 is officially recognized by the Guinness World Records as the oldest cognac sold at a public auction. This bottle of antique spirit was acquired by Poland-based specialist in rare spirits and collectibles Wealth Solutions in 2014 at a sale organized by Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers in New York City. The 252-year-old spirit remains unopened until October 2015 when it was decided by the management board to create a watch with it. A drop of this vintage cognac was drop into the watch made by Continue reading This Swiss Watch Has A Drop of The World’s Oldest Cognac In It

Samsung And de GRISOGONO Takes Smartwatch To A New Level Of Luxury

When it comes to turning smartwatches into luxury timepieces, Samsung and LG are relentless but this time round, we think Samsung may have taken the cake in the luxury department with the Samsung Gear S2 by de GRISOGONO. This limited edition smartwatch is sculpted in gold and precious jewels by the Swiss luxury jeweller. The result is very de GRISOGONO: bold and luxuriously loud, featuring a rose gold and black DLC-coated stainless steel case embellished with 71 black and 56 white diamonds, paired to a set of straps studded with the Swiss jeweller’s signature galuchat and black DLC-coated stainless steel triple folding clasp. Continue reading Samsung And de GRISOGONO Takes Smartwatch To A New Level Of Luxury

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

Hyetis Alpha: Gesture-enabled Smartwatch Complete With Real Mechanical Movement

It has been a couple of years since we first saw the mechanical and smartwatch hybrid, Crossbow, from Swiss company Hyetis. Well, the not-so-good-news is, it is not happening – at least for now. There’s good news though, the outfit did not ran away with the money; instead it has developed another ‘less ambitious’ timepiece that’s also a mechanical/smartwatch hybrid and it’s called Alpha. Alpha is basically the renamed Redline unveiled in 2014. As a luxe timepiece, Alpha has a self-winding mechanical movement with a 48-hour power reserve and hence, it will serve to tell time even if the smartwatch battery conks out. Continue reading Hyetis Alpha: Gesture-enabled Smartwatch Complete With Real Mechanical Movement

HK Tourbillon Specialist Teamed Up With Disney For Captain Phasma Watch

This Star Wars hype was bigger than we have thought. Disney is relentless in reaching out to commercial entities and similarly, businesses were quick to ride on the hype too, and the phenomena has even reach lesser known, but no less brilliant tourbillon watch maker, Memorigin. Memorigin, a Hong Kong-based outfit, is no stranger to collaboration with Disney or any movie maker for that matter. It has previously issued Avengers– and Transformers-themed Tourbillon timepieces and so, for industry watchers, the Memorigin Star Wars Series Captain Phasma Tourbillon shouldn’t come as a surprise. Or should we say, the collab in line with the release of Star Wars last week wasn’t a surprise; the only question was, what’s the exact theme? Continue reading HK Tourbillon Specialist Teamed Up With Disney For Captain Phasma Watch

Romain Jerome’s Super Mario Bros Watch Will Run You Back At $18,950

Gaming and luxury hardly ever mix and so, if anyone tries to create game-themed stuff like, say a timepiece, it will probably view as Dora the Explorer’s cohort, i.e. kiddish and cheap. Though the latter may not necessary be true – just ask any parents, but that’s not the point. The point is, gaming and luxury timepiece are like oil and water: they don’t mix. Despite so, luxury watch maker Romain Jerome, better known as RJ, did it and to our surprised, managed to present the spirit of the game while not diluting the luxury aspect of the timepiece. Continue reading Romain Jerome’s Super Mario Bros Watch Will Run You Back At $18,950

One-of-the-Kind Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobra Luxury Watch to Go on the Block

If you have a penchant for luxury timepieces, love American muscles and have boatloads of money, then you might want to check out the Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobra 18K Red Gold Flyback Chronograph. The one-of-the-kind timepiece is slated to go on the block at Antiquorum in New York City on December 9, 2015, with all proceeds going to Carroll Shelby Foundation, so you’d be doing the society some good with your hard earned money. Personally, I can’t see anything in common between the two brands, but since it is for charitable cause, I shall dispense with my (probably very) unpopular views. Continue reading One-of-the-Kind Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobra Luxury Watch to Go on the Block

URWERK Breaks Tradition, Announces UR-105 TA in Vibrant Lemon and Orange

When it comes to luxury watches, a few makers dare to take the plunge into the world colors. Colors, in the case of luxe timepieces, seem like a thing that you don’t speak of. But Switzerland luxury watch maker, URWERK wants to leverage on colors to, in the words of its co-founder and master watchmaker Felix Baumgartner, “trigger that primal impulse, love at first sight with colors that hit you in the eye” and I am damn sure he’s right about that, for without colors, the awesome UR-105 TA wouldn’t have caught our eyes. Ok, perhaps we may not go for the “Black Lemon” or “Black Orange” URWERK watch, but the point is, the duo had our attention to a watch which we have missed when it was announced back in April. So I guess colors do work in a way, but probably there is no primal impulse involved as that was killed off by the lack of dough. Continue reading URWERK Breaks Tradition, Announces UR-105 TA in Vibrant Lemon and Orange