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The Tissot Seastar 1000 is a low-cost and high-quality Swiss diver

By | Bank, Clothing, Culture, Diver, eta, Fashion, Gadgets, luxury brands, omega watches, seastar, seiko, swatch, swatch group, tag heuer, TC, watches

In the pantheon of watches there are a few that stand out. Looking for your first automatic watch? Pick up a Seiko Orange Monster. Looking for a piece with a little history? The Omega Speedmaster is your man. Looking for an entry-level Swiss diver that won’t break the bank? Tissot’s Seastar has always had you […]

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LIV is Kickstarting a beefy and bold chronograph for race lovers

By | Android, chronograph, Clothing, Diver, Fashion, Gadgets, luxury brands, omega watches, TC, Timers, watches

LIV Watches is a crowdfunding darling with a number of Kickstarted watches under its belt. Now it’s offering a unique set of watches to backers, including the Liv Genesis GX-AC, an automatic chronograph with date. The watch runs a Sellita Caliber SW500, visible through the see-through back, and features a screw down crown and massive […]

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This three-axis tourbillon movement is a 3D printed marvel

By | breguet, Clocks, Economy, Gadgets, luxury brands, TC, time, tourbillon, watch

The three-axis tourbillon is one of the most complex watch complications in the world. Originally based on a design by watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet, this type of tourbillon – literally “whirlwind” – rotates the balance wheel of a watch in order to ensure that gravity doesn’t adversely affect any part of the watch. It’s a clever, […]

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Bell & Ross creates a transparent tourbillon

By | bell & ross, breguet, Clocks, Culture, Economy, Gadgets, honda, luxury brands, TC, time, tourbillon, watch

It’s spring and that means it’s time for Basel, the definitive international watch show. Around this time every year all of your favorite brands – and brands you’ve never heard of – launch unique timepieces that cost more than a few dozen Honda Accords and look like something made by Doctor Manhattan during one of his […]

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Swiss watchmaker Omega joins the ecommerce bandwagon

By | Crafts, Economy, Gadgets, luxury brands, panerai, property, TC, watch

 Swiss watchmakers have long resisted the siren call of ecommerce. While many of their products sold online – you can find everything from Swatch to Breguet on the “grey market” – there were no official online channels for many brands. Until now. Omega, a Swiss watchmaker whose wares now grace the wrist of James Bond, just started selling online, joining Panerai and… Read More

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Defakto’s ‘Stille Nacht’ watch is a limited edition of galactic proportions

By | Crafts, Defakto, Gadgets, Hardware, luxury brands, TC, watch, Wearables

 Independent watchmaker Defakto creates some stunning timepieces via its regular collection, but it has a new limited series that is particularly eye-catching. The new Defakto Stille Nacht is a collaboration with artist Friederike Bellman, and it uses a hand-painted star field to brighten and distinguish each watchface for the 50-piece limited edition run.
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Vertu is dead

By | digital media, electronics, Gadgets, iOS, iPhone, luxury brands, mobile phone, Nokia, TC, Technology, Vertu

 It’s been a long, downward slide for cellphone maker Vertu. The company, founded by Nokia in 1998, was supposed to be a luxury phone provider to the stars and, to a degree, it delivered. They sold the $11,000 phones like expensive watches in boutique stores in tony neighborhoods. Vertu, with its precious metals and fine, hand-cut leather was supposed to maintain its luxury lead for… Read More

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