Our friends from Tokyo Flash have informed us that they have a new watch in town. Twelve 5-9’s Q comes in a gun metal or brushed silver finish with a stainless steel strap and 26 multi-colored LEDs. Push a button once for a random pattern, twice to skip that function. As with other watches from TF, it will take a bit of work to be able to tell time with its 12-5-9 method. The first two lines show the hours, the next line depicts increments of ten minutes, and the bottom two show single minutes. Available with both Japanese and English instructions, it comes with a year warranty with a price of ¥15,900 ($144.72.)
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Who knows where artistry leaves off and technical skill begins when it comes to designing gadgets? In the case of Fabrizio Cavalca, the two are intertwined. Visual design meshes with auditory sounds to create such items as this watch with Swiss automatic movement from Steinway & Sons. Using the “Golden Ratio,” the ratio of the longer side to the shorter is 1.62:1, which is supposed to be “naturally pleasing to the eye.” We just know that we dig the design no matter what muse struck him. The Limited Edition watches are available beginning at $1,000.00.
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We love all gadgets that you can wear and lessen the chance of losing, and this Luxury MP4 Watch is no exception. Enclosed in a steel shell and with a 1.8-inch 160 x 128 pixel OLED, it features a built-in Li-on battery. You can play MP3s, WMAs, Mp4s, music videos, movies, and display JPG images. It also allows wireless broadcasting through your car stereo or portable radio by an integrated FM transmitter.
The player holds 1 GB memory, connects to your PC by USB for downloading, has voice recording with built-in mic, features 4 hours of video playback time and 7 hours with audio, and recharges in only 1.5 hours. About the only thing it won’t do is wash windows. The MP4 Watch is available from our buds at vavolo For $110.00.
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Sony Ericsson has released the MBW150 Bluetooth 2.0 Watch. One generation removed from it’s 100 model, it is made of stainless steel and crystal and comes in Classic, Executive, and Sporty designs. Designed to go with their Walkman phone, the timepiece features a remote control for the music player and shows what track is playing on the watch face. The device vibrates when you receive a call, can trace IDs, and has mute and reject buttons. We suspect that in the near future, this watch will become the phone. Check with Sony Ericsson for more details.
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This timepiece is for those that believe that the cup is half empty or maybe for those who know that time keeps on ticking, ticking away. Crispin Jones designed his Accurate watch in what he refers to as Critical Design, “using the language and tools of design to articulate a critical perspective.”
Created with a mirrored dial like the original analog with rotating discs, his watch is available in a Limited Edition of 100 for ~$163.00. To see more of Jones’ concepts with messages, check out his website.
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Hitachi has developed a Biometric Wristwatch. While working 24 hours a day for 10 consecutive days, it will analyze your pulse, your sleeping habits, and your exercise routine. Based on a prototype they developed two years ago, the watch now has a lighter weight of 40 grams and is half the size at 43 x 35 x 15 mm. You only need to connect to your PC (wirelessly) to read the data. We think that we are already nervous about a device that tells us that we eat too much and exercise too little. Expect it to hit the market in 2008.
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TokyoFlash’s latest bizarro watch, the Geomesh, has arrived. At least this one is simpler than most of their products, although it requires some elementary math skills. Count the hours by the vertical lines and minutes by the horizontal ones. The watch comes in a brushed, mirrored Gunmetal finish with your choice of blue, white or multi-color LEDs. The Geomesh is available for ¥13,900 ($122.00.) While you are visiting the site, take a peek at their preview page with other unique timepieces that will soon be available.
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If you want to keep an eye on our planet and everything that is going on around it, you might consider this Richard Mille Planetarium-Tellurium. It features the rotation of Earth and those of the moon, Mercury, Venus, and the sun. It has year, month, day, hour and minute indications with its perpetual calendar, and will display the seasons, equinoxes, solstices, and zodiac signs. Made of titanium, steel, brass, gold, silver, and red corundum, this is a one of a kind device with its asking price in seven figures, but you can catch it on display next month at the Temple of Time in Singapore if you happen to be going that way.
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This watch does double duty as not only a timepiece, but has built-in USB 2GB storage hidden in the watchband that pops up for easy connection to most PCs with included extension cord. At a size of 1.5 x .375-inches and a weight of only 1.5 oz., the watch features an LED indicator light, is shock proof and water resistant, and claims to be a comfortable fit. It will operate on Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, Linux 2.4 or higher, and Mac OS 8.6 or higher. Available at ThinkGeek for $49.00, this is very good news to those of you who have a tendency to lose small USB keys, but not for those who also tend to misplace watches.
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Rolex recently unveiled its latest entry into the politically correct timekeeping world during the recent BaselWorld 2007 in Switzerland. The Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II Regatta Chronograph features a mechanical memory with a programmable countdown with its ring command bazel, ensuring that you don’t miss the next big event. The posh timepiece is easily adaptable to changing conditions, allowing you to reset with a start/stop pusher and runs on a 4160 caliber movement with 360 componets. The Yachtmaster II is available in both yellow and white gold to match your admiral coat’s buttons.
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