Watches http://www.stuff.tv/watches/features en-GB Fully Charged: Eye-popping Pebble colours released, Evolve slips into 2015, and the first synthetic biological leaf http://www.stuff.tv/evolve/fully-charged-eye-popping-pebble-colours-released-evolve-slips-2015-and-first-synthetic-biolo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dodge the midweek doldrums by catching up on the latest in quick-hit tech news </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="Pebble" alt="Pebble" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pebble-neon.jpg?1407306781" /> </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="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</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"> Pebble gets a trio of neon colour schemes </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>Spreading a little summer love to its E Ink watch lineup, Pebble yesterday announced a trio of new eye-catching colours for the original, standard model. There&rsquo;s Fresh Green, Hot Pink, and Fly Blue, which together create the convenient corporate hashtag, #FreshHotFly.</p> <p>All three are pegged as limited edition models, and like their less-vibrant non-Steel counterparts, they sell for US$150 (about &pound;89) apiece. You can also mix and match the straps and bodies, as shown in the above stop-motion clip. All three colours are available now for shipping all around the world.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://blog.getpebble.com/2014/08/05/fresh-hot-fly/">Pebble</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pebble/pebble-steel/review">Pebble Steel review</a></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/-0cOpn7vA7Y" 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-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"> Anticipated shooter Evolve slips into next year </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>2K Games and Turtle Rock Studios&rsquo; Evolve stole the spotlight at E3 this summer, winning the Game Critics Awards and taking home other top honors, and was poised to perhaps be the biggest game that the fewest people had heard about this autumn. But that won&rsquo;t be the case anymore for the 4-on-1, hunters-vs-monster co-op experience; not timing-wise, at least.</p> <p>Yesterday, 2K announced that Evolve will slip from its planned October launch and instead debut on 10 February 2015 worldwide. The usual reason of giving the game additional polish before release was cited, as was the slightly less-crowded post-holiday release window. And here we thought that all the big delays were done - our new list of the most exciting games left in 2014 is now sullied.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.joystiq.com/2014/08/05/evolve-pushed-back-to-february/">Joystiq</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/20-most-exciting-games-left-2014/feature">The 20 most exciting games still to come in 2014</a></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/zlaPT08Tmxc" 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-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"> The first synthetic biological leaf? </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><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="319" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/101734446?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;color=6c6e95" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="567"></iframe></p> <p>As part of a series of clips about future technological advances, Dezeen magazine and car maker Mini have unleashed this rather intriguing look at what creator Julian Melchiorri hails as the &ldquo;first synthetic biological leaf,&rdquo; which produces oxygen by taking in water and carbon dioxide.</p> <p>What&rsquo;s the point? Made from silk protein, the leaves could potentially produce the kind of oxygen needed to facilitate deep space travel, ventilate buildings, and perhaps help with many other perplexing tasks. Commenters on the piece don&rsquo;t all seem so convinced of its merits, but it&rsquo;s certainly an exciting vision of how future technology could possibly mimic Mother Nature&rsquo;s techniques to let us do so much more.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/07/25/movie-silk-leaf-first-man-made-synthetic-biological-leaf-space-travel/">Dezeen</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3d-holograms-have-arrived-sort/news">3D holograms have arrived. Sort of</a></strong></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 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"> Resident Evil remake getting HD re-release </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>A remake getting a re-release? Oh right, it&rsquo;s Capcom. Indeed, the glossy Resident Evil remake first released on the GameCube in 2002 will make its way to the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC early next year as a downloadable release.</p> <p>You&rsquo;ll be able to play in a new 16:9 widescreen mode, albeit with some scrolling trickery since the original game was only in 4:3 (also an option here), and both the clunky original &ldquo;tank&rdquo; controls and a modernized control scheme are available. All versions will offer 5.1 sound, while the new-gen console iterations will feature 1080p support as well.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/evil-within-first-play/review">The Evil Within: First Play preview</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="675" title="Resident Evil" alt="Resident Evil" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/residentevil-rerelease.jpg?1407306781" /> </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/evolve/fully-charged-eye-popping-pebble-colours-released-evolve-slips-2015-and-first-synthetic-biolo#comments Evolve Future tech Gaming Pebble Watches Wed, 06 Aug 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1444134 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/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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Bradley-Watch-Hot-Stuff.jpg?1405746159" /> </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="/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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Bradley-Watch-1.jpg?1405746159" /> </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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Bradley-Watch-2.jpg?1405746159" /> </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 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/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Bradley-Watch-3.jpg?1405746159" /> </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/look-ma-no-hands-ball-bearings-watch-let-you-tell-time-your-fingertips/news#comments Geek accessories Hot Stuff Watches Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:52:49 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1442501 at http://www.stuff.tv Memorigin Transformers Tourbillon: a high-end timepiece with Optimus Prime’s face on it http://www.stuff.tv/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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/hotstuff-transformers-watch.jpg?1406022308" /> </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="/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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bumblebee-watch.jpg?1406022308" /> </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 &pound;50,000 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 &pound;3,220 at the time of writing). Don&rsquo;t expect to see one in your local H. Samuel, 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/hot-stuff">WATCH MORE HOT STUFF</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/optimus-prime-watch.jpg?1406022308" /> </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"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><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 £3000 Transformers watch </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Hot Stuff Watches Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:05:38 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1442378 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/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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/hotblack-watch.jpg?1404351116" /> </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="/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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hotblack-watch-2.jpg?1404351116" /> </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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hotblack-watch5.jpg?1404351116" /> </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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hotblack-watch-4.jpg?1404351116" /> </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.</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/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hotblack-watch-1.jpg?1404351116" /> </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/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 Esat Dedezade 1440763 at http://www.stuff.tv The Shaw-Harley-Davidson B-Rocket is a jet-age two-wheeled wonder – inspired by a £3700 watch http://www.stuff.tv/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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/bell-and-ross-B-Rocket-watch.jpg?1396407892" /> </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="/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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/b-rocket-01.jpg?1396407892" /> </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/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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BellRoss-B-Rocket-1.jpg?1396407892" /> </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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bell-ross-b-rocket-watch-br01-br03-2014-1.jpg?1396407892" /> </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/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 Stephen Graves 1434652 at http://www.stuff.tv The 6 craziest watches of Baselworld 2014 http://www.stuff.tv/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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/hublot-watch.jpg?1397639277" /> </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="/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 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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/romain-jerome-moon-orbiter.jpg?1397639277" /> </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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/zenith-pilot.jpg?1397639277" /> </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 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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/breva.jpg?1397639277" /> </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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hublot-watch.jpg?1397639277" /> </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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/debethune-1.jpg?1397639277" /> </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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/debethune.jpg?1397639277" /> </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. 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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hyt-h2.jpg?1397639277" /> </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&#039;s craziest watches </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"> Watches made from solid sapphire and moon dust </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/5-craziest-watches-baselworld-2014/feature#comments Watches Sat, 29 Mar 2014 10:33:01 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1434493 at http://www.stuff.tv Would you pay over US$20,000 for the world's thinnest mechanical watch? http://www.stuff.tv/would-you-pay-over-us20000-worlds-thinnest-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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/thin%20watch.png?1386813169" /> </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="/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.</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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/piaget-altiplano-4.jpg?1386813169" /> </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/would-you-pay-over-us20000-worlds-thinnest-watch/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/would-you-pay-over-us20000-worlds-thinnest-watch/news#comments Watches Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:57:55 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1430001 at http://www.stuff.tv The space-time continuum as interpreted by William Shatner http://www.stuff.tv/space-time-continuum-interpreted-william-shatner/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Trek it out - Captain James T Kirk commands the direction of time in this cosmic collaboration with watchmaker Egard </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="635" height="476" title="The space-time continuum as intepreted by William Shatner" alt="The space-time continuum as intepreted by William Shatner" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/passagesshatner.jpg?1385464573" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ever wondered what the esteemed Captain Kirk thinks about time? One word:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/passages-a-watch-by-william-shatner-and-egard" target="_blank">Passages</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="/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</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"> Space rock </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 class="p1">Passages is the name of a new watch from Egard that&#39;s officially affiliated with William Shatner. And the cosmic connection to the commander of the USS Enterprise is obvious. A sun and moon disc, specially designed for the watch, indicates whether it&rsquo;s day or night for those who lose track of time. The disc is also covered with a sprinkling of 100 percent authentic space rock.&nbsp;Never mind that the asteroid dust consists of microscopic smithereens and is pretty much invisible -&nbsp;you can still boast that you&rsquo;re wearing a piece of the universe on your wrist.</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="672" height="504" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/asteroiddusted.jpg?1385464573" /> </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"> As old as time </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 class="p1">Passages is purely mechanical, which means you will never have to replace batteries. Its operation is fuelled by kinetic energy from your wrist movements, a classic technique called automatic quartz that Seiko pioneered in 1986.</p> <p>Decked out in high-grade stainless steel and virtually scratch-proof sapphire crystal for the lens, it looks like it could survive a meteorite crash. And to give it that final star factor, William Shatner&rsquo;s autograph is engraved on the back, along with a number to prove its exclusivity.</p> <p>Thanks to the magic of crowdfunding, the watch won&#39;t cost as much as you&#39;d imagine. For just&nbsp;US$399 (RM1285), you can get a timeless piece of William Shatner. What a steal.</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> http://www.stuff.tv/space-time-continuum-interpreted-william-shatner/news#comments Watches Tue, 26 Nov 2013 11:16:14 +0000 Will Findlater 1429455 at http://www.stuff.tv