Watches http://www.stuff.tv/sg/watches/news en-SG Christmas Gift Guide 2014: 12 watches and clocks for time-keepers http://www.stuff.tv/sg/christmas-gift-guide-12-watches-and-clocks-time-keepers/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Time&#039;s a precious commodity - and that&#039;s why these clocks and watches will make great Christmas gifts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Time lords" alt="Christmas gift ideas - watches and clocks" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/best-christmas-gift-ideas-clocks-watches-main.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Time is precious. Time is fleeting. Time flies. And so on. More importantly - time looks pretty damn cool on your wrist or a wall.</p> <p>That&#39;s why we&#39;ve rounded up 12 of the most attractive and most interesting timepieces in our Christmas gift ideas list. They&#39;ll make great presents, whether you&#39;re buying one for yourself or a loved one, and there&#39;s something here to suit every taste and all budgets. Even the ultra, ultra rich among you.&nbsp;</p> <p>Time to get reading.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/marc-mclaren" title="View user profile.">Marc McLaren</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Clocky - S$79.90 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The problem with alarm clocks is they&#39;re just too easy to turn off: roll over, slap your hand down for a 5-minute snooze and before you know it it&#39;s midday. The creators of Clocky know this, so they&#39;ve given it wheels and a love of rolling around.</p> <p>When the alarm goes off, Clocky gives you one chance to silence it. Take too long and it leaps into action, rolling away so that you&#39;re forced to drag yourself out of bed in an effort to capture it. Yes, it&#39;s really annoying - but it sure as hell works.</p> <p><strong>Buy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.whoa-ho.com/clocky.html">Clocky</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Clocky" alt="Christmas gift ideas - watches and clocks" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gift-ideas-clocks-watches-clocky.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vyconic Bike Wheel Clock - S$115.79 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For the stylish cyclist in your life (alright, it&#39;s for you really), an upcycled cycle wheel clock. It&#39;s a limited edition, but there are plenty of other gorgeous pieces on the Vyconic website.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/listing/116335471/bicycle-wheel-clock-24-inch?ref=shop_home_feat_1">Vyconic Bike Wheel Clock</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Vyconic Bike Wheel Clock " alt="Vyconic Bike Wheel Clock " src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/vic_0.jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tokyoflash Kisai Rorschach - £120 (S$246) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tokyoflash has created an entire watch sub genre from the concept of, um, making digital displays that are hard to actually tell the time on. The Rorschach is one such watch, displaying the hours and minutes in the characteristic ink-blot patterns of the eponymous psychologist&#39;s test. It even has three difficulty modes! One for those of you who like a challenge.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tokyoflash.com/en/watches/kisai/rorschach/">Tokyoflash Kisai Rorschach</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Tfkma-GwfHg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lego Brick Clock - S$69.90 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&#39;s a clock. It&#39;s a Lego brick. It&#39;s the Lego Brick Clock. Do you really need any more convincing?</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://list.qoo10.sg/item/LEGO-BRICK-CLOCK-RED/420872052">Lego Brick Clock</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lego Brick Clock" alt="Christmas gift ideas - watches and clocks" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gift-ideas-clocks-watches-lego-brick-clock.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rawdezign Faceted Wall Clock - £60 (S$123) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As something that sits on your wall in full view, a clock should look beautiful. Or at least interesting. To our eyes, these hand-crafted, geometrically inclined timepieces are both beautiful and interesting. Oh, and they tell the time too.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.rawdezign.co.uk/product/faceted-wall-clock-turquoise">Rawdezign Faceted Wall Clock</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Rawdezign Faceted Wall Clock" alt="Christmas gift ideas - watches and clocks" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gift-ideas-clocks-watches-rawdezign-faceted-wall-clock.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Romain-Jerome Space Invaders Reloaded - £11,000 (S$22,557) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We imagine most people will experience three emotions on seeing the Romain-Jerome Space Invaders Reloaded watch: 1) Cor, that&#39;s lovely, I&#39;m going to buy one. 2) Hang on, how much?! 3) I wish I was rich&hellip;</p> <p>Of course there&#39;s also a group of people who&#39;ll be lucky enough to follow that with 4) Actually, I am rich. I&#39;m buying one today.</p> <p>Lucky so-and-sos.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thehourglass.com/about_history/singapore/">Romain-Jerome Space Invaders Reloaded</a> watch here (OK, we know nobody&#39;s really going to do that)</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Romain-Jerome Space Invaders Reloaded" alt="Christmas gift ideas - watches and clocks" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gift-ideas-clocks-watches-romain-jerome-space-invaders_reloaded-2.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ashortwalk Moon, Tide &amp; Time Clock - £40 (S$75.70) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The information displayed by these three dials forms a triumvirate: like power, traction and driver skill in a car, or snap, crackle and pop in a cereal.</p> <p>The moon causes rising and lowering of the tides, the clock tells you when that particular tide is at a state where you can make use of it, be it for sea-fishing, surfing or swimming.</p> <p>Plus, it&#39;s created from recycled coffee cups, so you can feel good about yourself while you look at it.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ebay.com.sg/itm/Ashortwalk-Recycled-Tide-and-Time-Clock-/220836256870">Ashortwalk Moon, Tide &amp; Time Clock</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Ashortwalk Moon, Tide &amp; Time Clock" alt="Christmas gift ideas - watches and clocks" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gift-ideas-clocks-watches-eco-moon-tide-time-clock.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pebble Steel - S$359 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Pebble&#39;s got some serious competition these days in the shape of the various <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/google/android-wear/review">Android Wear</a> watches, but for our money the Steel is still the best smartwatch out there.</p> <p>For starters it has many, many more apps than the likes of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review">Moto 360</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lg/lg-g-watch-r/review">G Watch R</a>, including scores of watchfaces so you can truly make it yours. The original Pebble is now something of a steal at S$359, but the Steel&#39;s classy looks give it the advantage.</p> <p><strong>Buy the <a href="http://pebble.sg/en/wheretobuy.php">Pebble Steel</a>&nbsp;from here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pebble Steel" alt="Christmas gift ideas - watches and clocks" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gift-ideas-clocks-watches-pebble-steel.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Progetti RND_Time Wall Clock - £170 (S$349) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Hey, man! You&#39;re a free-thinking kind of guy, right? You hate doing things by the book. You&#39;re a radical. A one-off. And you need the RND_Time Wall Clock.</p> <p>It&#39;s entirely modular, meaning you can place each number wherever you choose. Though we suggest you stick to convention for once and at least position them vaguely where they ought to be.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.redcandy.co.uk/product-progetti-rnd-time-wall-clock-white.php">Progetti RND_Time Wall Clock</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Progetti RND_Time Wall Clock" alt="Christmas gift ideas - watches and clocks" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gift-ideas-clocks-watches-progetti-rnd-time-wall-clock.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Umbra Clairo Wall Clock - £28 (S$58) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sometimes you look at a clock and think: &#39;Well, this has turned the whole thing round. This is the ground flipped upside down, and were I to fall out of that ground, I&#39;d land in the sky and drown.&#39; And the reason for all this existential angst? The Umbra Clairo&#39;s numbers are cut into the face of the clock, with the hands moving beneath. Freaky.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Umbra-Clairo-Clock-Avacado-White/dp/B0079FEYU6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1417600148&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=Umbra+Clairo+Wall+Clock">Umbra Clairo Wall Clock</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Umbra Clairo Wall Clock" alt="Christmas gift ideas - watches and clocks" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gift-ideas-clocks-watches-umbra-clairo.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Equation Watch - S$40.54 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Each equation works out to reveal the number of the hour at which they are placed. Most of them are quite easy to solve, but at a glance it&#39;ll make you look really brainy. A reminder of humankind&#39;s mastery of numbers, as well as the many time-wasting devices.</p> <p><strong>Buy the <a href="http://www.ebay.com.sg/itm/Equation-Watch-Novelty-Style-Design-Mathematic-Geeky-Nerd-Joke-Gift-Present-/131347897992?pt=UK_Toys_Games_Games&amp;hash=item1e94f1de88">Equation Watch</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Equation Watch" alt="Christmas gift ideas - watches and clocks" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gift-ideas-clocks-watches-equation-watch.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Karlsson Little Big Time - S$25.59 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If we were all highbrow and modern-arty, we&#39;d claim that Karlsson&#39;s super-minimalist Little Big Time clock makes a powerful statement about how little time anyone has in the 21st century. But we&#39;re not, so we&#39;ll merely say that it looks great and will go nicely on any wall, so long as you have the space for its 76cm diameter hands.</p> <p><strong>Buy the <a href="http://www.ebay.com.sg/itm/Karlsson-Little-Big-Time-Mini-Modern-Wall-Clock-Silver-Metal-/311001155240">Karlsson Little Big Time</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Karlsson Little Big Time" alt="Christmas gift ideas - watches and clocks" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gift-ideas-clocks-watches-karlsson-little-big-time-clock.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/christmas-gift-guide-12-watches-and-clocks-time-keepers/feature#comments Christmas 2014 Gift Guides Watches Sat, 13 Dec 2014 02:51:23 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1454553 at http://www.stuff.tv “The Horological Machine No. 6 is not a watch, it’s art”: MB&F’s Maximilian Busser http://www.stuff.tv/sg/horological-machine-no-6-not-watch-it-s-art-mbf-s-maximilian-busser/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We sat down to chat with the company’s owner and creative director about all things artsy and the design process behind the latest timepiece </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="“The Horological Machine No. 6 is not a watch, it’s art”: MB&amp;F’s Maximilian Busser " alt="“The Horological Machine No. 6 is not a watch, it’s art”: MB&amp;F’s Maximilian Buss" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Max3.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>MB&amp;F is built around a very straightforward and deep-seated ideal: to rally a devoted group of talented horological artisans, artists and professionals &ndash; all friends &ndash; to design and create a radical and original horological masterpiece every year.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Behind Busser’s creations… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&ldquo;They may be 10,000 times less precise than Quartz and 1000 times more expensive, but they&rsquo;re beautiful and are works of art, so they&rsquo;re things that we&rsquo;ve got to save. From the age of four, I&rsquo;ve wanted to be a car designer, so up till my teenage years, I used to design cars all the time.</p> <p>This translated into my professional life and I was creating products to please more people, to sell more stuff, and to make more money. And half of these products I created, I didn&rsquo;t like. So I thought, if I wanted to be proud of myself, I&rsquo;ve got to create what I believe in and that was when MB&amp;F was born.&rdquo;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Behind Busser’s creations…" alt="Behind Busser’s creations…" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/HM.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Different from your ordinary watch brand… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>&ldquo;</strong>We&rsquo;re unlike other watch brands because we deconstruct traditional watch making, and reconstruct it into 3D kinetic art which gives you the time &ndash; but that&rsquo;s not the point. We&rsquo;re all about creating these incredible art pieces.&rdquo;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> About that Horological Machine No. 6… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s been four years in the making, and it goes back to my childhood, as all my horological machines do. I got inspired by one of the cartoons I used to watch as a kid, called Captain Future. He had this spaceship called Cyberlab and it had two spheres and a cylinder in the middle.</p> <p>And I thought, wouldn&rsquo;t it be cool if we had two of those set of spheres. Four years later of pretty insane technological challenges (because watch making had to meet micro engineering), we managed to come up with this absolutely insane movement.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s made of titanium, it&rsquo;s in an ultra-light cage even though it&rsquo;s got 550 components and it&rsquo;s even got a conical gears (gears at 90-degrees instead of flat against one another) &ndash; this is the second time in the history of watch making that it&rsquo;s being used.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="About that Horological Machine No. 6… " alt="About that Horological Machine No. 6… " src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/HM6.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Where it belongs… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&ldquo;This is kinetic art that gives time, it&rsquo;s not your typical watch so it doesn&rsquo;t sit between your typical digital or analog watches. This should probably be sold in an art gallery. One of the many things that differentiates art from design is the creative process &ndash; the artist is extremely selfish and doesn&rsquo;t give a damn if you like it or not.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An artist’s take on smart watches… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&ldquo;I think they will take over the world, but not in the format they exist in today. It&rsquo;s like when the iPhone came out everybody went &ldquo;what the hell is that&rdquo; and now, we&rsquo;ve all got that. For me at least, the future of the smartwatch is health related and logistics related.</p> <p>But I&rsquo;ll never, ever, ever integrate that aspect into my work because I&rsquo;m a mechanical artist and anything that is electronics related has absolutely no place at all in what I do. Because there is no practical point to what I do so why would I put something practical in it?</p> <p>More importantly, what I do can be repaired in 100 years. You can&rsquo;t do that with digital devices &ndash; you can only chuck it away. SO smart watches will be disposable rubbish just after a few years, unlike our work.&rdquo;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="An artist’s take on smart watches…" alt="An artist’s take on smart watches…" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/smw.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On the death of analog watches… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&ldquo;That&rsquo;s the question that everyone&rsquo;s been asking since smart watches arrived. But people buy mechanical watches not to tell the time but for status. So the real question is, if people will be wearing two watches &ndash; one to tell them their fitness level and sleep patterns, etc. on one wrist and a work of art on the other. That&rsquo;s what I hope will happen.&rdquo; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="On the death of analog watches…" alt="On the death of analog watches…" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/analog.jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What’s coming next? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&ldquo;As everything in science fiction goes by three, we&rsquo;ll unveil next a third piece to end the trilogy of the Star Trek music boxes. Just two months ago, we unveiled the USS enterprise music box and it&rsquo;s really cool.&rdquo;</p> <p>The first of the Horological Machine No. 6 will be in Singapore this week, costing S$324,200.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Horological Machine No. 6 is not a watch, it’s art </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MB&amp;F’s creative director Maximilian Busser talks art and design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Max3_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/horological-machine-no-6-not-watch-it-s-art-mbf-s-maximilian-busser/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/horological-machine-no-6-not-watch-it-s-art-mbf-s-maximilian-busser/feature#comments Watches Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:42:59 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1452480 at http://www.stuff.tv Look ma, no hands: The ball bearings on this watch let you tell the time with your fingertips http://www.stuff.tv/sg/look-ma-no-hands-ball-bearings-watch-let-you-tell-time-your-fingertips/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This gorgeous titanium timepiece (originally developed for blind people) uses magnets and ball bearings to tell the time </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="761" height="571" title="Look ma, no hands" alt="Time by touch: The ball bearings on this watch let you tell the time with your f" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Bradley-Watch-Hot-Stuff.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>That&#39;s a very pretty watch. But&hellip; where are the hands?</strong><br />It sure is. And it doesn&#39;t have any. Instead, it&#39;s embedded with two ball bearings - one on the watch face, and one on the side.</p> <p><strong>Uh huh. That doesn&#39;t really explain how you&#39;re supposed to tell the time.</strong><br />We&#39;re getting to that. Both ball bearings precisely move around the watch, coontrolled by an internal magnet.</p> <p>The front ball bearing marks the hour, while the one on the side marks the minutes. Easy enough, right?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Ah. I get it. But why?</strong><br />Lots of reasons. For one thing, it looks great, and that&#39;s as good a reason as any. But there&#39;s an even better one than that.</p> <p>The Bradley watch (named after Bradley Snyder, an ex-naval officer who lost his eyesight in an explosion in Afghanistan) was originally designed for use by blind people.</p> <p>The ball bearings and protruding hour markers are used to determine the time simply by touching the watch face itself.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="465" title="It&#039;s like a lovely metal Oreo" alt="Time by touch: The ball bearings on this watch let you tell the time with your f" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Bradley-Watch-1.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="620" height="465" title="View from the rear" alt="Time by touch: The ball bearings on this watch let you tell the time with your f" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Bradley-Watch-2.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Clever stuff. My wrist wants one.</strong><br />Excellent. It&#39;s currently available to pre-order for &pound;162 (S$345) from <a href="http://www.dezeenwatchstore.com/shop/the-bradley-stainless-steel/" target="_blank">Dezeen</a>, and its sleek titanium body and stainless steel clasp should keep your wrist looking smart no matter what else you&#39;ve thrown on.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="465" title="Nice and smart" alt="Time by touch: The ball bearings on this watch let you tell the time with your f" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Bradley-Watch-3.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/look-ma-no-hands-ball-bearings-watch-let-you-tell-time-your-fingertips/news#comments Geek accessories Hot Stuff Watches Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:02:33 +0000 Elissa Loi 1442546 at http://www.stuff.tv Memorigin Transformers Tourbillon: a high-end timepiece with Optimus Prime’s face on it http://www.stuff.tv/sg/memorigin-transformers-tourbillon-high-end-timepiece-optimus-prime-s-face-it/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With yellow diamonds and sapphires, this isn&#039;t your 1980s self&#039;s plastic Transformers watch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="This isn&#039;t your 1980s self&#039;s plastic Transformers watch" alt="This isn&#039;t your 1980s self&#039;s plastic Transformers watch" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/hotstuff-transformers-watch.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Wait. What?</strong><br />Yeah, this is a luxury watch (or rather, two luxury watches) inspired by the <em>Transformers</em> movies.</p> <p><strong>Those films are terrible...</strong><br />Michael Bay&rsquo;s movies are a watchword for bad taste, yes, but we suppose that&rsquo;s subjective. Hong Kong watchmaker Memorigin obviously sees some value in them, though, because it&rsquo;s just produced a couple of pricey timepieces inspired by Bay&rsquo;s versions of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I&rsquo;ve never thought of China as a place where expensive watches are made</strong><br />Look, it&rsquo;s not just cheap plastic stuff that&rsquo;s coming out of the Far East these days. As China&rsquo;s economy grows and its middle class expands, there&rsquo;s an increasing demand for luxury items.</p> <p><strong>Like a watch with Bumblebee&rsquo;s face on it?</strong><br />Precisely. Although this watch, the Memorigin Transformers Tourbillon, may be sold in Europe and the US at some point too.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Bumblebee&#039;s eyes are made from yellow diamonds" alt="Bumblebee&#039;s eyes are made from yellow diamonds" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/bumblebee-watch.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Is it Swiss quality?</strong><br />Doubtful, but this isn&rsquo;t a S$100,000 tourbillon &ndash; it&rsquo;s a lot cheaper than the equivalent from elsewhere, but still has sapphires and yellow diamonds (Optimus Prime and Bumblebee&rsquo;s eyes respectively, we kid you not), laser-cut steel and a complex manually-wound mechanical movement.</p> <p><strong>How much do they cost?</strong><br />Production is limited to just 50 pieces of each watch, and they&rsquo;ll be priced at HK$42,800 (which converts to S$6900 at the time of writing). Don&rsquo;t expect to see one in your local watchseller, though.</p> <p>[<a href="http://www.memorigin.com/?lang=eng" target="_blank">Memorigin</a> via <a href="http://www.ablogtowatch.com/memorigin-transformers-tourbillon-watches-optimus-prime-bumblebee/" target="_blank">A Blog To Watch</a>]</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff">WATCH MORE HOT STUFF</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Classy? That&#039;s up to your sense of class, we suppose" alt="Classy? That&#039;s up to your sense of class, we suppose" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/optimus-prime-watch.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/memorigin-transformers-tourbillon-high-end-timepiece-optimus-prime-s-face-it/news#comments Hot Stuff Watches Fri, 18 Jul 2014 01:09:20 +0000 Elissa Loi 1442417 at http://www.stuff.tv RJ-Romain Jerome CEO: “Video games remind me of a beautiful time in my life” http://www.stuff.tv/sg/rj-romain-jerome-ceo-video-games-remind-me-beautiful-time-my-life/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our chat with Manuel Emch led to all things geeky, including Back to the Future, Deloreans and the smartwatch threat </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="RJ-Romain Jerome CEO: “Video games remind me of a beautiful time in my life”" alt="RJ-Romain Jerome CEO: “Video games remind me of a beautiful time in my life”" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Romain%20Jerome%20main.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">One watchmaker represents the melding of popular culture and horology: RJ-Romain Jerome.</p> <p dir="ltr">And you wouldn&rsquo;t think its CEO Manuel Emch, decked out in his pseudo-corporate wear, is well-versed with Back to the Future, Pac-Man and Space Invaders lore.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Behind every RJ-Romain Jerome watch... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;...is something &nbsp;that creates emotions. It tells a story and fits into our visual environment, cultural heritage and education. Obviously, on one side we focus on the classical thing that lets you wear something on the wrist. On the other, we look at bold and aggressive concepts like the conquest of the moon, which is the most important achievement of mankind. There&rsquo;s also the retro-futuristic kind of machine room steam punk like the Titanic, and things like contemporary art and everything that&rsquo;s iconic or pop culture.&rdquo;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Bethind every RJ watch is an emotion" alt="RJ-Romain Jerome CEO: “Video games remind me of a beautiful time in my life”" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Romain%20Jerome%20watch.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Video games... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;...reminds me of my youth, the good time when I didn&rsquo;t have to think about building a business and taking care of people. It was a beautiful time of my life when I just enjoyed having fun. I have a very positive feeling about video games, and it has become an integral part of our contemporary culture. Even MOMA bought video games like Pac-Man to put into their collection. Our collection includes emotional background, cultural reference and artistic expression.&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/stuffs-200-greatest-games-all-time/feature">Stuff&rsquo;s 200 greatest games of all time</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Space Invaders go pew pew pew" alt="RJ-Romain Jerome CEO: “Video games remind me of a beautiful time in my life”" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Romain%20Jerome%20video%20games.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Beyond Space Invaders and Pac-Man </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s not going to go much further than pixelised and low-tech (games). I like the idea of low-tech because it&rsquo;s an icon. We might also put in Pong, Donkey Kong, Super Mario or even Tetris, but that&rsquo;s about it.&rdquo;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> About that Delorean... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">&quot;It&rsquo;s a cool car. I almost bought it, but because I live in an apartment, I don&rsquo;t have a garage. I drove one, and it drives horribly bad, the brakes are the worst.&nbsp;But when I was in Paris, where it&rsquo;s a competitive driving space with Ferrari and Bugatti, I was the guy who got the most people jumping in and leaning on the car for a photo.</p> <p>I like the iconic aspect of the car, I would put it in my living room and use it as a couch. It makes people happy and puts smiles, makes them feel good about the past. That&#39;s our watches are about - that feel-good and emotionality aspect.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="When this baby hits 88 miles per hour..." alt="RJ-Romain Jerome CEO: “Video games remind me of a beautiful time in my life”" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Delorean.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Behind the air, sea and earth series... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;History creates emotion and people connect to historical elements. Since we&#39;re a young brand without a history, we want to let you wear a piece of history on the wrist.</p> <p dir="ltr">We started with the most provocative one, integrating steel from Titanic, which doesn&rsquo;t please all cultures. Then we went with the most important and generally accepted, which is the conquest of space, integrating elements of Apollo 11 and moon dust for the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/5-craziest-watches-baselworld-2014/feature">Moon Orbiter Speed Metal</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">We had one in the air, one in the sea, so we needed one in the middle, on earth. And there was a volcano that just exploded, and hey, that must be destiny. It shows the strength of Mother Nature and who&rsquo;s in charge.&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/5-craziest-watches-baselworld-2014/feature">The 6 craziest watches of Baselworld 2014</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Not Earth, Wind and Fire" alt="RJ-Romain Jerome CEO: “Video games remind me of a beautiful time in my life”" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Orbiter.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Popular culture </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;I like everything that is at the edge between subculture and culture. I&rsquo;m interested by subculture becoming culture, like how rock music, hip-hop, tattoos, video games, contemporary art all started as a subculture. You also have comics and contemporary art that can be interesting. I won&rsquo;t tell you which ones we&rsquo;re doing next because I want to keep the surprise.&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/future-sucks/feature">The Future Sucks: 15 of the most depressing dystopian sci-fi films</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The threat of smartwatches </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;It&rsquo;s going to be a threat to the industry, not just to the high-end (watch) industry. The tech industry can help to build the business, but the fight for the share of wrist will be the most important fight for the next few years.</p> <p dir="ltr">It&rsquo;s not just smartwatches.&nbsp;You&rsquo;ll want to wear a device that tells you when to see a doctor, when to sleep or run. It&rsquo;ll challenge us, but I think it&rsquo;s a good thing because we&rsquo;ll have to reinvent ourselves and change our perspectives.</p> <p dir="ltr">Maybe as a watch industry, we&rsquo;ll not be as strong as we were 10 years ago, we&rsquo;ll have to change people&rsquo;s perspective. I see opportunities, but we have to get down from the ivory tower and see what&rsquo;s happening.&rdquo;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="RJ&#039;s potential nemesis - smartwatches" alt="RJ-Romain Jerome CEO: “Video games remind me of a beautiful time in my life”" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Making smartwatches better </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;We talk a lot about tech but not enough about emotions and environment. It needs the right approach, which I haven&#39;t seen it, not because it hasn&rsquo;t been done. I think emotions, design, provocation, innovation and fun are essential.</p> <p dir="ltr">I&rsquo;m a big disbeliever of watch brands that try to do smartphone watches. Because if you don&rsquo;t master the technology, you don&rsquo;t master the product. Know where your strengths are to make things happen. For us, it&#39;s about creativity and materials.&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-360/it-s-about-time-could-be-face-incoming-moto-360-smartwatch/feature">One of these 10 concepts could be the face of the incoming Moto 360 smartwatch</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The next RJ-Romain Jerome watch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;I would love to integrate a stone from Mars. That was too easy, wasn&rsquo;t it? (laughs). We have a few things in mind, probably the most unobtainable thing would be a bracelet from extra-terrestial skin. I&rsquo;m kidding!</p> <p dir="ltr">I could apply to go to Mars, but I definitely want to come back, which is not possible for the first mission. That wouldn&rsquo;t help us to make the watches now, but maybe in 50 years or even 20 years, we can do it.&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/10-minutes-urwerk-s-chief-designer-and-co-founder/feature">10 minutes with Urwerk&rsquo;s chief designer and co-founder</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When horology meets popular culture </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RJ-Romain Jerome CEO talks geek </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Romain%20Jerome%20main.jpg.crop_display_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/rj-romain-jerome-ceo-video-games-remind-me-beautiful-time-my-life/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/rj-romain-jerome-ceo-video-games-remind-me-beautiful-time-my-life/feature#comments Interviews Watches Sun, 06 Jul 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1440983 at http://www.stuff.tv No screens, no messages, no nonsense: this watch shows the time, live football scores, and nothing else http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smartwatch/no-screens-no-messages-no-nonsense-watch-shows-time-live-football-scores-and-nothing-else <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The time is quarter past... YES, GET IN MY SON </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Meet the sort-of-intelligent watch" alt="No screens, no messages, no nonsense: this watch shows the time, live football s" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/hotblack-watch.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I don&#39;t understand. This isn&#39;t a smartwatch.</strong><br />Not all watches have to be smart you know. Some are allowed to just sit there and look pretty. There&#39;s nothing wrong with that.</p> <p>But you&#39;re wrong, or half wrong at least. This might not be a smartwatch, but it&#39;s at least a semi-intelligent one.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What are you getting at?</strong><br />Football my dear boy. Football.&nbsp;</p> <p>Despite its regular analogue appearance, Hoptroff London&#39;s Hotblack timepiece has Bluetooth powers, allowing it to talk to a corresponding iOS or Android app, which beams live football scores straight to your wrist.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Wristy business" alt="No screens, no messages, no nonsense: this watch shows the time, live football s" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/hotblack-watch-2.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Hang on what -</strong><br />It&#39;s all explained above. In normal use, the middle dial shows off the date. When your selected team&#39;s match kicks off, the bottom dial shows off the elapsed time in each half, as well as a dedicated section for extra time.</p> <p>The top dial shows off your team&#39;s goals (going up to an ambitious 8+), while the date dial then doubles up as the opposition&#39;s score.</p> <p>Oh, and of course, the hands and large numbers on the outer edge are there to tell you the time.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="660" height="495" title="Simples" alt="No screens, no messages, no nonsense: this watch shows the time, live football s" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/hotblack-watch5.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="The railway track: natural territory of the smartwatch" alt="No screens, no messages, no nonsense: this watch shows the time, live football s" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/hotblack-watch-4.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>This&hellip; this is actually rather brilliant, in a simple sort of way.</strong><br />Isn&#39;t it just? Sadly the Hotblack is a little pricey however. It&#39;s currently available for pre-order on <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1087611122/hotblack-the-premium-watch-with-live-football-scor/comments" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a>, where you can currently nab one from &pound;400 (S$860).</p> <p>Still, it&#39;s less &nbsp;than a season ticket we suppose...</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="So urban, very metal, wow" alt="No screens, no messages, no nonsense: this watch shows the time, live football s" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/hotblack-watch-1.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smartwatch/no-screens-no-messages-no-nonsense-watch-shows-time-live-football-scores-and-nothing-else#comments Geek accessories Hot Stuff Smartwatch Watches Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:02:17 +0000 Elissa Loi 1440818 at http://www.stuff.tv 10 minutes with Urwerk’s chief designer and co-founder http://www.stuff.tv/sg/10-minutes-urwerk-s-chief-designer-and-co-founder/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Martin Frei talks time, space, and smartwatches with us </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="10 minutes with Urwerk’s chief designer and co-founder" alt="10 minutes with Urwerk’s chief designer and co-founder" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/MartinFrei.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We stole a few moments with Martin Frei, co-founder and chief designer of <a href="http://www.urwerk.com/en/" target="_blank">Urwerk</a> to talk about the design of time.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Design is a science</strong></p> <p class="p1">&quot;I studied art, but was often confronted with machines growing up as my father&rsquo;s an engineer and physicist. I&rsquo;ve always been fascinated by the beauty of scientific machines, how scientists design them in order to conduct experiments, and that in turn influenced my way of designing things.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>The number one rule of design</strong></p> <p class="p1">&quot;To me, form has to follow function. Technical solutions have their own beauty and I try to stay as true to that as possible. You can also turn that maxim around into function follows form, but the other law is more important.&quot;</p> <p class="p1"><strong>A hands-on approach provides the connection</strong></p> <p class="p3">&quot;I wanted to be a sculptor originally and did a lot of wood sculpting. But with design nowadays, there&rsquo;s a lot of involvement from machines and computers.&nbsp;I don&rsquo;t like the design process to be too computer-centric as&nbsp;you end up losing the contact and connection with the actual material.</p> <p class="p3">I don&rsquo;t want my design to be too refined coming out of the machines; I prefer to get my hands on prototypes and continue the process gradually instead of only laying my hands on the machine-made finished product at the end.&quot;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3508" height="4961" title="10 minutes with Urwerk’s chief designer and co-founder" alt="10 minutes with Urwerk’s chief designer and co-founder" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/UR105M_drawing.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>The space of time</strong></p> <p>&quot;The reason I work with watchmakers is because I&rsquo;m interested in time as an artist. For a small object, the watch conveys a lot of ideas like status symbol amongst others.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s also a model of the universe, a representation of our position in the planetary system. My father worked at Princeton with the guys who built the lunar landing model and the astronauts told him that when in space, they could hide the earth behind their thumb, and with it all their problems that take place on it. The cosmos are fascinating and the watch -&nbsp;a philosophical machine that contains the concept of time - is a constant reminder of our relationship with space.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="10 minutes with Urwerk’s chief designer and co-founder" alt="10 minutes with Urwerk’s chief designer and co-founder" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/space_1.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Potential collaborators</strong></p> <p class="p1">&quot;It&rsquo;d probably be with an architect as a building is also a machine in a way with functions, and it&rsquo;d be interesting to see how an architect would design a watch. That said, collaborations are probably more fruitful if you work together with someone from a different field, like a filmmaker like David Lynch. He&rsquo;s an artist and has a good feel for architecture as well, it&#39;d be an interesting partnership.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="10 minutes with Urwerk’s chief designer and co-founder" alt="10 minutes with Urwerk’s chief designer and co-founder" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/ur105.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>The intelligence of smartwatches</strong></p> <p class="p2">&quot;The idea of smartwatches is very interesting because you have to rethink what a watch can do, what belongs on that display and what makes sense to have easy access to. It becomes a sort of wrist machine as it does more than tell time now. It can be a compass, a heart rate moniter or any of the applications on your smartphone. Whatever it is, it cannot be an exact replica of your smartphone, but an individual expression in itself.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="10 minutes with Urwerk’s chief designer and co-founder" alt="10 minutes with Urwerk’s chief designer and co-founder" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/smartwatch.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 minutes with Urwerk&#039;s chief designer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/MartinFrei.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/10-minutes-urwerk-s-chief-designer-and-co-founder/feature#comments Design Tuesday Smartwatches Watches Tue, 20 May 2014 03:30:02 +0000 Elissa Loi 1437494 at http://www.stuff.tv Meet 3 of MB&F’s craziest inspired timepieces http://www.stuff.tv/sg/meet-3-mbf-s-craziest-inspired-timepieces/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What does a frog and Star Trek have to do with time? Plenty, if you ask MB&amp;F </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="572" height="429" title="Meet 3 of MB&amp;F’s craziest-inspired timepieces" alt="Meet 3 of MB&amp;F’s craziest-inspired timepieces" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/starfleet.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Maximilian Büsser founded the watch company MB&amp;F located in Switzerland, the home to all things precise. More mechanical engineering feats of wonder than actual watches, these horological machines will make you look at your smartwatch with new-found disdain.</p> <p>Images: <a href="http://www.mbandf.com/" target="_blank">MB&amp;F</a></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Horological Machine N°3 Frog </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As its name blatantly suggests, the HM4 was made with the webbed-footed amphibian in mind. And it&rsquo;s not difficult to see the resemblance between the googly-eyed creature and the hour and minute domes with their amplified numbers. Available in three species of Kermit, the HM3 does not compromise on any of the engineering finesse that MB&amp;F is renowned for with its machined solid aluminium and sapphire crystal domes.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>How to tell time:</strong>&nbsp;Just read the two domes and you&rsquo;ve a frog&rsquo;s all-seeing point of time without having to turn your wrist in any way. That&#39;s if frogs could tell time.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1204" height="902" title="Horological Machine N°3 Frog" alt="Horological Machine N°3 Frog" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/hm3.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1204" height="902" title="Horological Machine N°3 Frog" alt="Horological Machine N°3 Frog" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/HM3-FIRE-FROG_preview.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1204" height="902" title="Horological Machine N°3 Frog" alt="Horological Machine N°3 Frog" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/HM3-FRO.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Horological Machine N°4 Thunderbolt </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This aviation-inspired timepiece might look more binoculars on a strap than actual watch, but it gets the job of telling time done. Crafted out of titanium, it also has transparent sapphire section to allow a peek into the intricacy of its inner workings. Available in four different editions, the HM4 Razzle Dazzle and Double Trouble is a particular stand out with its hand painted pin-up girl art, like that you&rsquo;d find on WWII aircraft.</p> <p><strong>How to tell time:&nbsp;</strong>On one of its binocular eyes is a conventional watch face while the power reserve indicator sits on the other. The only difference is that you will have to lift the watch up to eye level to read time.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1195" height="895" title="Horological Machine N°4 Thunderbolt" alt="Horological Machine N°4 Thunderbolt" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/HM4-Final-Edition-Front_preview.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1551" height="1163" title="Horological Machine N°4 Thunderbolt" alt="Horological Machine N°4 Thunderbolt" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/HM4-DT-PROFILE_preview.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1205" height="903" title="Horological Machine N°4 Thunderbolt" alt="Horological Machine N°4 Thunderbolt" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/HM4-TOP_preview_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Starfleet Machine </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Developed with high-end clock legends L&rsquo;Epée, the Starfleet Machine is a futuristic sundial made for your table. If it looks familiar, that&rsquo;s because it&#39;s designed after&nbsp;<em>Star Trek&rsquo;s</em>&nbsp;Deep Space Nine space station. Want one? Better act fast and have CHF28,000 (S$39,750) ready for there are only 175 available.</p> <p><strong>How to tell time:</strong>&nbsp;Easy, just look at its black domed core where the hours and minutes are located, while the two cannons indicate seconds in cycles of 20. Any mental recaliberation is worth it for this work of art.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="572" height="429" title="Starfleet Machine" alt="Starfleet Machine" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/starfleet.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="776" height="582" title="Starfleet Machine" alt="Starfleet Machine" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/starfleetlight.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="775" height="580" title="Starfleet Machine" alt="Starfleet Machine" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/starfleet%20profile.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/meet-3-mbf-s-craziest-inspired-timepieces/feature#comments Design Tuesday Watches Tue, 08 Apr 2014 04:02:35 +0000 Elissa Loi 1435029 at http://www.stuff.tv The Shaw-Harley-Davidson B-Rocket is a jet-age two-wheeled wonder http://www.stuff.tv/sg/shaw-harley-davidson-b-rocket-jet-age-two-wheeled-wonder-inspired-3700-watch/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> French watch manufacturer Bell &amp; Ross has teamed up with the historic hog-maker to create a two-wheeled masterpiece </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Shaw-Harley-Davidson B-Rocket" alt="Shaw-Harley-Davidson B-Rocket" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/bell-and-ross-B-Rocket-watch.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/leonpoultney" title="View user profile.">Leon Poultney</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What on earth do watches and motorcycles have in common?</strong><br />Not a lot really &ndash; unless you&#39;re French watchmaker <a href="http://www.bellross.com/uk/" target="_blank">Bell &amp; Ross</a> and you believe a one-of-a-kind, neo-retro Harley-Davidson motorcycle is the perfect way to promote your wallet-busting, aviation-inspired timepieces.</p> <p><strong>So we won&rsquo;t be seeing one of these in a local dealership anytime soon?</strong><br />Unfortunately not, as the brilliantly titled Harley-Davidson B-Rocket is a bespoke piece created by British custom bike-builder Shaw-Harley-Davidson for promo purposes only. The East Sussex-based bike tinkerers teamed up with Bell &amp; Ross three years ago to create the &lsquo;Nascafe Racer&rsquo; &ndash; a sleek street cruiser that boasted plenty of Bell &amp; Ross livery as well as a BR01 Carbon watch embedded into the tank. Think of the B-Rocket as an evolution of the &lsquo;Nascafe Racer&rsquo;, if you will.</p> <p><strong>It looks like it&#39;s about to take off.</strong><br />Right you are. Shaw-Harley-Davidson has never been one to shy away from the extreme side of motorcycle customisation and the B-Rocket is no exception. Inspired by the French watchmaker&rsquo;s aviation background, the B-Rocket&rsquo;s jet-like bodywork is handcrafted from steel by Shaw&rsquo;s in-house fabricator. The rider has to adopt a prone position thanks to the steeply raked line that runs from the handlebars to the cosseting seat pad.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>The bike looks familiar, where would have I seen something like it before? </strong><br />The petrolheads among you will have heard of the Bonneville Salt Flats &ndash; heck, you may even have Bonneville Speed Week scrawled in your diary &ndash; but for those who haven&rsquo;t, the annual meeting in northwestern Utah sees cars and bikes congregate to obliterate land speed records on the densely packed salt pan. Many of the motorcycles involved feature similarly sculpted bodywork, aerodynamic wheel covers and stabilising rear fins. This could be the reason for your de ja vu.</p> <p><strong>Is the bike underneath all that shapely metal any good? </strong><br />That depends on what you class as &lsquo;any good&rsquo;. The bike underneath is a Harley-Davidson FXSTB Softail Night Train, which is powered by a 1600cc, air-cooled, twin cam engine. The top speed of the original bike is just 120mph but Shaw Harley-Davidson may have improved upon that. They&rsquo;re just not saying.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Shaw-Harley-Davidson B-Rocket" alt="Shaw-Harley-Davidson B-Rocket" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/b-rocket-01.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Hang on, we still don&rsquo;t understand the watch connection</strong><br />Don&rsquo;t panic, Bell &amp; Ross has it covered; the canny clockmaker has crafted a limited edition BR 01 B-Rocket timepiece to accompany the bike on its promotional tour.</p> <p>Around &pound;3,700 buys you a watch whose case measures 46mm in diameter and features a large minutes counter with a tachymetric scale on the outer edge of the dial, which as a matter of priority measures short periods of time and so allows the rider or driver&rsquo;s performance to instantly be displayed.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s also a smaller and even more elaborate BR 03 B-Rocket version of the watch that features a date window and a power reserve indicator. A self-winding Swiss movement powers both gorgeous wrist ornaments.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff" target="_blank">More amazing Hot Stuff</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Bell &amp; Ross BR 01 B-Rocket" alt="Bell &amp; Ross BR 01 B-Rocket" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/BellRoss-B-Rocket-1.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Bell &amp; Ross BR 01 and BR 03 B-Rocket watches" alt="Bell &amp; Ross BR 01 and BR 03 B-Rocket watches" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/bell-ross-b-rocket-watch-br01-br03-2014-1.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/shaw-harley-davidson-b-rocket-jet-age-two-wheeled-wonder-inspired-3700-watch/news#comments Hot Stuff Watches Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:43:16 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1434689 at http://www.stuff.tv Design Tuesday: the 6 craziest watches of Baselworld 2014 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/5-craziest-watches-baselworld-2014/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Beautiful and ridiculously expensive, these timepieces are made from solid sapphire, moon dust, and everything in between </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="936" height="702" title="The 5 craziest watches of Baselworld 2014" alt="The 5 craziest watches of Baselworld 2014" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/hublot-watch.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Baselworld, the premier watch show in Switzerland, is where the chief cog-botherers gather to show off their intricate wares and share stories about where they&#39;ve been impaled on micro-screwdrivers.&nbsp;</p> <p>Then, late into the night, after a few glasses of schnapps and one too many slices of Emmental, the real showdown begins &ndash; they break out the timepieces that show off the might of their horological powers.&nbsp;</p> <p>Here are this year&#39;s big guns...</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/simon-osborne-walker" title="View user profile.">Simon Osborne-Walker</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Romain-Jerome Moon Orbiter Speed Metal </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When Neil Armstrong took his one small step, little did he realise that, over 40 years later, parts of Apollo 11 would be used to flog zany watches to overly minted aficionados.</p> <p>The Moon Orbiter&#39;s PVD-coated 49mm case is made from steel salvaged from NASA&#39;s legendary lunar capsule, while moon dust has been sprinkled on the dial. Five sapphire crystals mean you can see almost every moving part of the automatic movement with its flying tourbillon, and a 42-hour power reserve dial completes a space-age package. The cost is a bargain &pound;74,000 (S$155,123) and it&#39;s a limited edition of just 25 pieces &ndash; moon dust doesn&#39;t grow on trees, y&#39;know.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="635" height="476" title="The 5 craziest watches of Baselworld 2014" alt="The 5 craziest watches of Baselworld 2014" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/romain-jerome-moon-orbiter.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Zenith Pilot Type 20 Grand Feu </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You, boy! Take this shiny sixpence and place a deposit on yonder timepiece for Victorian gents. And have this eighth of a turnip and a pickled egg for your troubles.</p> <p>But while the Grand Feu looks like a faux-antique pocket watch conversion, it&#39;s far more ostentatious than that. The massive 60mm case has been hewn from a solid block of sapphire before being fitted with white-gold strap lugs, bezel and crown, as well as a delicate enamel dial. Zenith has limited production to 10 pieces &ndash; presumably because only 10 people can actually afford a solid sapphire watch.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="936" height="702" title="The 5 craziest watches of Baselworld 2014" alt="The 5 craziest watches of Baselworld 2014" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/zenith-pilot.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Breva Genie 02 Air </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&#39;ll let you in on a secret &ndash; not all flyboys wear Breitlings. They might have screamed &ldquo;I&#39;M A PILOT!&rdquo; once upon a time, but they just don&#39;t cut it in the aviation talisman stakes any more.&nbsp;</p> <p>The 02 Air, on the other hand (or wrist), features a fine-scale altimeter at the 2 o&#39;clock position, allowing Top Guns to check their altitude up to 5000m. That&#39;s pretty low for a flight ceiling, but should help you keep above the hard deck so you don&#39;t have a run-in with Viper about the rules of engagement. Maverick watch fans will need around &pound;80,000 (S$167,700) for this one.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="936" height="702" title="The 5 craziest watches of Baselworld 2014" alt="The 5 craziest watches of Baselworld 2014" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/breva.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Firmament </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Watchsmiths love rare materials. Moondust (see Romain-Jerome, above), rust from the hull of the Titanic, toenail clippings from the Indonesian sandscrobbler, crystals from the Godforsaken land of Swarovski... And Hublot has chosen to coat the dial of its latest tourbillon timepiece with ultra-rare osmium crystal.</p> <p>How rare, you say? There are an estimated 13,000 tonnes of platinum in the world&#39;s reserves, while there are a mere 200 tonnes of osmium. In steak terms, that&#39;s as rare as a live cow on a boozy night out with the prize bull.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="936" height="702" title="The 5 craziest watches of Baselworld 2014" alt="The 5 craziest watches of Baselworld 2014" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/hublot-watch.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>De Bethune&#39;s timepieces are typically off-the-wall aesthetically, but the DB29 is more of a technical tour de force. Beneath the imposing rose-gold case and concentric chronograph rings lies a titanium skeleton housing one of the most complex, lightest tourbillons around, oscillating at 36,000A/h.&nbsp;</p> <p>A push button flips open the invisible-hinged case back, revealing the high-tech mechanical heart under a protective sapphire crystal. Beautiful and clever &ndash; a winning combination.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="936" height="702" title="The 5 craziest watches of Baselworld 2014" alt="The 5 craziest watches of Baselworld 2014" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/debethune-1.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="936" height="702" title="The 5 craziest watches of Baselworld 2014" alt="The 5 craziest watches of Baselworld 2014" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/debethune.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HYT H2 Blue </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The watch wizards at HYT are bonkers. Utterly, brilliantly bonkers. While everyone else was still worrying about springs, cogs and quartz, HYT&#39;s sorcerous tinkerers unleashed the world&#39;s first hydro-mechanical watch.&nbsp;</p> <p>It must be witchcraft, because we can&#39;t understand how it can possibly work - especially the liquid time indicator that&#39;s pushed around the face by a pair of pistons. This latest version has blue unicorn blood (or something) pumping around inside its white gold case. It costs just shy of &pound;100,000 (S$209,722). But come on, it&#39;s a kind of magic.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="936" height="702" title="The 5 craziest watches of Baselworld 2014" alt="The 5 craziest watches of Baselworld 2014" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/hyt-h2.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Baselworld 2014: watch and yearn </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/hublot-watch_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/5-craziest-watches-baselworld-2014/feature#comments Watches Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1434576 at http://www.stuff.tv Would you pay over S$25,000 for the world's thinnest mechanical watch? http://www.stuff.tv/sg/would-you-pay-over-s25000-worlds-thinnest-mechanical-watch/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Piaget&#039;s new timepiece raises the bar for size-zero tech </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="745" height="559" title="Would you pay over US$20,000 for the world&#039;s thinnest watch?" alt="Would you pay over US$20,000 for the world&#039;s thinnest watch?" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/thin%20watch.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Piaget has revealed the Altiplano 900P, the thinnest mechanical ever made.</p> <p>Measuring in at a mind boggling 3.65mm thin, it features a full mechanical movement, parts of which can be seen ticking away on the watch face itself. That means no batteries, but understandably it&#39;s not self-winding - you&#39;ll need to spin the crown yourself every 48 hours to keep it ticking.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There&#039;s thin. And then there&#039;s this </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Available in 18-karat gold with a back alligator strap, the Altiplano can be yours for between US$20,000-$30,000 (S$25,000-$37,600)</p> <p>We&#39;ll take two. You know, one for each wrist.</p> <p>[via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/11/5199208/piaget-altiplano-900p-worlds-thinnest-mechanical-watch-costs-20-30k?utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=pulsenews" target="_blank">The Verge</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="560" height="170" title="Would you pay over US$20,000 for the world&#039;s thinnest watch?" alt="Would you pay over US$20,000 for the world&#039;s thinnest watch?" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/piaget-altiplano-4.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/would-you-pay-over-s25000-worlds-thinnest-mechanical-watch/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/would-you-pay-over-s25000-worlds-thinnest-mechanical-watch/news#comments Watches Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:57:55 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1430022 at http://www.stuff.tv