luxury brands

  • A ride in the Lucid Motors alpha prototype

    A ride in the Lucid Motors alpha prototype

    Lucid Motors brought its alpha prototype of its first production luxury EV to CES 2017. There’s a small fleet of these early test cars, but the one that made it to Las Vegas is the one in full camouflage. “We wanted it to be like the dazzle ships in World War I,” said Lucid CTO Peter Rawlinson. Then he pointed out that the camo is actually the word Lucid exploded across the… Read More

  • It’s time to strap on your Skeletonized Androgyne Royale

    It’s time to strap on your Skeletonized Androgyne Royale

    Something meets boy, and something meets girl and they both look the same and they’re overjoyed in this world. But how much more overjoyed would they be if they could on a Skeletonized Androgyne Royale from Manufacture Royale? This wild watch costs a mere $61,000 and might be good for your father but not for your dad. What is this monster, exactly? Basically it is a… Read More

  • Watch manufacturer Sinn loses its mind with a hybrid mechanical/Apple Watch band

    Watch manufacturer Sinn loses its mind with a hybrid mechanical/Apple Watch band

    As we approach the coming mechanical watch apocalypse strange things will begin happening. Dogs and cats shall live together. Beloved watch brands
    shall buy each other for no good reason. And storied and historical watchmakers will bow to the will of Cupertino. Behold, then the first horseman: it’s called the
    Sinn Dual Strap System and it consists of two strap halves. On one half you… Read More

  • Print your own triple-axis tourbillon (trust me, it’ll be cool)

    Print your own triple-axis tourbillon (trust me, it’ll be cool)

    In the world of horology there are few things fancier than the tourbillion and there are few things extra fancier than a triple-axis model. Originally invented by Abraham Louis Breguet, the tourbillion was a modification designed to ensure that a watch would keep good time in any number of positions – in a pocket, on a desk, or jostling around in a bag. It does this by spinning… Read More

  • Art Mécanique kickstarts a mechanical watch with a few high-tech trimmings Crunch Network

    Art Mécanique kickstarts a mechanical watch with a few high-tech trimmings

    There is, to be sure, nothing new under the horological sun. However, by putting all of the old pieces together in new ways you end up with a watch that is both interesting and unique. Art Mécanique is a Swiss company that is crowdfunding a watch with a face made of concentric circles. The bottom half of the face is covered by a metal plate and you tell the time by looking at the top of… Read More

  • Hastings & Co Gets The Mechanical Kickstarter Watch Right

    Hastings & Co Gets The Mechanical Kickstarter Watch Right

    Every few weeks I dig through the deepest recesses of Kickstarter and Indiegogo to find a few good watches. This time I’ve hit pay dirt. The $227 Hastings & Co Heritage Edition is a mechanical watch with enough class and high design to make it an heir to watches like the Tissot Le Locle and some classic Longines pieces at a price that resembles the good old Seiko Orange Monster. But… Read More

  • Unique Turns Your Dumb Watch Into A Smart Watch

    Unique Turns Your Dumb Watch Into A Smart Watch

    The oddly named uBirds is manufacturing while Switzerland burns. Their product, called the Unique, is essentially a smartwatch hidden inside your watch band. This way you can strap on your Panerai or RGM and rock out while your band buzzes, not your watch. Read More

  • The Tactico Geomaster Is A Crowdfunded Watch I Could Get Behind

    The Tactico Geomaster Is A Crowdfunded Watch I Could Get Behind

    There are more Kickstarter watches out there these days than grains of sand on the beach. Everyone with a quartz movement and a NATO strap figures they can make and sell some kind of fashion watch to the masses, a concept that is as silly as it is flawed. That’s why the Tactico Geomaster GMT is actually interesting. First, it uses a mechanical ETA movement – an rare movement these… Read More

  • Luxury Consignment Site Shop-Hers Makes Its Mobile Debut

    Luxury Consignment Site Shop-Hers Makes Its Mobile Debut

    Online consignment shops operate in a crowded market these days with a range of stores offering everything from eBay-like, peer-to-peer sales of clothes bought at The Gap and Target to high-end stores where luxury goods are authenticated, approved and sold on your behalf. One company making a dent on the latter side of that spectrum is Shop-Hers, a marketplace for luxury goods boasting… Read More

  • Matching your handset to your handbag


    More from ABI Research, following Dior’s recently introduced line of mobile phones, the firm predicts more high-end fashion houses are looking to mobile phones as the latest design frontier. ABI says mobile phones “take on a powerful symbolism” for brands as “personal items used frequently in public,” and representations of a user’s “social status… Read More