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  • Tag Heuer's Android Powered Link Smart Phone

    Tag Heuer's Android Powered Link Smart Phone

    No, it isn't a watch but it does tell the time - this is the exclusive debut of the Link Smart Phone with pictures and details. It started with the Meridiist luxury phone in 2008 and now comes the Link Smart Phone - the second major mobile phone from Tag Heuer. It will run Android and be tough as nails according to Tag Heuer. One major complaint many people have about super high-end phones (aside… Read More

  • German Temption Timepieces Hands-On

    German Temption Timepieces Hands-On

    In a little room underneath Basel I sit with the humble and talented Mr. Klaus Ulbrich of Temption Germany. Temption is one of those underdog watch brands that I have been rooting for, for years. I have written about their watches a lot on aBlogtoRead.com - and reviewed a few as well (such as the CGK203 and the Cameo). Which you can search for easily. This is the first time that I have actually… Read More

  • Space Invaders Video Game Gets A Luxury Wrist Watch Treatment

    Space Invaders Video Game Gets A Luxury Wrist Watch Treatment

    The best part of these timepieces is easily the box. I wasn't allowed to take pictures, but Romain Jerome showed me a sneak preview of the Space Invaders watches back in March. The idea is to recall some of the fun and playfulness, as well as the novelty of the late 1970s video game. The box is actually a light box and you place the watch inside of it. Actually the watch is already placed inside… Read More

  • Review Of The Cartier Calibre Watch

    Review Of The Cartier Calibre Watch

    There is a word that is thrown around a lot in the watch world that means the public takes a watch (or anything else for that matter) seriously. That word is legitimacy and I love to hear the French pronounce it. Cartier is what they call a legitimate brand. They have heaps of reputation, a solid history and plenty of important people who wear their products. Classic Cartier designs are also a… Read More

  • Cartier's Calibre Watch Gets An Astrotourbillon

    Cartier's Calibre Watch Gets An Astrotourbillon

    Over the last few years my interest and respect for Cartier has really grown. Sure, a lot of their timepieces are mass produced, but they have a penchant for good, lasting design. No doubt I am not a fan of all of their watches, but little escapes from their manufacture without being really good for at least some people. Good design - as I am learning more and more - is not easy. Designing… Read More

  • Gerge Watches Teams Up With Ferrari Wheel Maker Giovanna

    Gerge Watches Teams Up With Ferrari Wheel Maker Giovanna

    Newcomer watch brand GergĂ© is less than two years old and has released their first "relationship" watch with high-end automobile wheel maker Giovanna. The wheel brand is best known for their Ferrari wheels that the Ferrari factory automatically included in their own car warranties if you choose to use aftermarket wheels. Read More

  • The Good Looks Of The Tissot T-Navigator Watch Collection

    The Good Looks Of The Tissot T-Navigator Watch Collection

    Tissot offers up a new T-Navigator watch for 2011 and it is a very desirable collection of timepieces. Relatively affordable and good looking, this range is going to find itself on a lot of wrists. The first thing that I noticed, aside from the aviator style dial, is the amount of detail that went into the case. Most aviator watches have rather blase, ho-hum cases that aren't very exciting. Read More

  • High-End Revelation Watches Use Polarized Lens To Reveal Movement

    High-End Revelation Watches Use Polarized Lens To Reveal Movement

    Here is something new. I just learned about Revelation watch and am rather impressed with some of the elements in this watch. When it will be ready I have no idea, but there are a few things neat about this piece. Most notable is the dial that goes from solid to clear. Meaning you can have a more traditional flat black dial with hour indicators, or one that is totally open with a view into the… Read More

  • Watch Some Dude Jump Off A Mountain With A Casio Strapped To His Wrist

    To celebrate the launch of the Casio GDF-100, some dude jumped off a mountain with the tri-compax watch strapped to his wrist. What does this have to do with watches? Well, presumably a) this watch can survive falls and b) you probably shouldn't try this stuff at home. Read More

  • Hands-On With The Christophe Claret Watch That Plays Blackjack

    Hands-On With The Christophe Claret Watch That Plays Blackjack

    One of the watches that I was most eager to get my hands on at Baselworld 2011 was Christophe Claret's new 21 Blackjack masterpiece. Having previewed the 21 Blackjack watch and understanding all of its three gambling game functions, I was eager to see the master watch-maker's work in real life. For the first time, a single watch could play blackjack, dice, and roulette - and this is the first… Read More

 
  • 2011 Romain Jerome Moon Dust DNA Mood Watches

    2011 Romain Jerome Moon Dust DNA Mood Watches

    One of Romain Jerome's new products for 2011 was a chronograph version of their Moon Dust DNA Black Moon and Steel Mood watches. These are probably some of the coolest Moon Dust DNA watches given the slick, eye-catching design. Of course, the concept inherently is meant to be provocative and not for everyone. So check out some of the interesting design features of this new chrono. Read More

  • Tag Heuer Updates Its Link Watches For 2011

    Tag Heuer Updates Its Link Watches For 2011

    Among Tag Heuer's mainstay watch collections is the Link. I believe it was originally introduced in the late 1980s, and has been a major part of the brand's image since then. The Link's DNA has always been linked to its bracelet - offering a special look that many have tried to replicate (but not very well). For 2011 Tag Heuer updates and refines the entire link watch collection. I sat down with… Read More

  • LUM-TEC's 500M-3 Watch Reviewed

    LUM-TEC's 500M-3 Watch Reviewed

    US-based LUM-TEC's first dive watch is the 500M. I've written about it before but now have the chance to offer a full hands-on review. When LUM-TEC wanted to make a dive watch - they knew the expectations would be high. Going along with the futuristic and modern theme of the brand, the goal was likely to come up with something visually fascinating, highly legible, durable, and of course… Read More

  • Chronoswiss Wristmaster Watch Rules Your Wrist

    Chronoswiss Wristmaster Watch Rules Your Wrist

    I knew this watch existed for a while but seeing in the flesh solidified the feeling that yes, this is of the most (if not the most) steampunk timepieces in existence - and here I get to put it on. I believe it came out in 2008. Plus, unlike stuff from Cabestan and Vianney Halter, this Chronoswiss is not going to cost in the tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars for a cool timepiece. Read More

  • Bell & Ross Reimagines The First Wrist Watch

    Bell & Ross Reimagines The First Wrist Watch

    As Bell & Ross retreats into the history of timepieces to create more "vintage, original, and heritage" timepieces, we see an increasingly interesting range of retro designs as only Bell & Ross can do it. This year Bell & Ross has gone all the way back to the origins of the wrist watch with the "WW1." The name means "wrist watch 1," but not so ironically sounds like world war I. This… Read More

  • Nixon Watch Celebrates The Beastie Boys

    Nixon Watch Celebrates The Beastie Boys

    Back at Basel 2010 Nixon showed me a few cool watches I was excited to see. They later asked me to not write about them as they were not going to be released. OK, fine. More than a year later and the watches finally show up, Nixon and the partner seemed to work things out. What happened is that these limited edition watches were meant to be released along with the Beastie Boy's new album. The… Read More

  • Urwerk's UR-202S Wild Watch In Steel

    Urwerk's UR-202S Wild Watch In Steel

    The Urwerk UR-202S, aka the Hammerhead, also bears the name "Full Metal Jacket." The Stanley Kubrick movie reference points to the fact that this Urwerk watch is the first this brand has offered with a metal bracelet. According to Urwerk, bracelets have been part of their plans for a while but for various reasons was never fully realized until now. Components are limited by manufacturing realities… Read More

  • Tutima's Fashionable Aviator: The Grand Classic Power Reserve Watch

    Tutima's Fashionable Aviator: The Grand Classic Power Reserve Watch

    It is a good time to be Tutima. The recent announcement of their new movement manufacture launched with the Hommage Minute Repeater watch signals a bright future for the German brand. A brand that already has a reputation for making quality timepieces and finely regulating the movements contained within them, Tutima watches tend to fall in three categories at this time. First are their more formal… Read More

  • Paul Picot C-Type Yachtman Watches For 2011

    Paul Picot C-Type Yachtman Watches For 2011

    Paul Picot offers these new C-Type Yachtman watches for 2011. The naming schemas confuse me. The C-Type I know, but I am not sure whether these are C-Type and Yachtman watches, or C-Type Yachtman watches!? Screw it, I'm just going to use the Yachtman name for now. Yachtman 3 to be exact - which sounds like an awful movie name. The watches are still cool looking, though, and this year they make… Read More

  • Can You Pull Off Wearing The RSW Nazca Sport Watch?

    Can You Pull Off Wearing The RSW Nazca Sport Watch?

    I love how a design like that of the RSW (Rama Swiss Watch) Nazca is bound to be so polarizing. I think that RSW themselves gets a kick out of that. I mean, from a purely business-oriented motive you'd want to make timepieces that appealed to more people, not less people right? Yet despite this RSW continues to tread forth in the design of timepieces that appeal to just some people, but certainly… Read More