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WE WOOD: Timepiece Collection

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You might remember our first post about WE WOOD, but since then the brand has grown so much and mastered their craft even more.  The watches above are a part of their latest collection.  As you know, the majority of the watches are made from 100% natural wood, including the case, band and face.  The two watches are the Chrono and the Date watch, which are my two current favorites from WE WOOD.

These should be available now at all WE WOOD suppliers as well as their website.  Check it out asap!

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Nixon: The 51-30 Chrono Tortoise

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Nixon’s latest release does not disappoint.  Nor do they ever.

This is the latest watch to drop from the Nixon Fall 2011 collection.  It is a new, revamped version of their classic 51-30 watch.  The new watch features tortoise materials, Matte black exterior and gloss black numbering on the dials.

The tortoise and black combo gives it great contrast and makes the watch look very sleek.  All Nixon carriers will have this and all other releases later this Fall.

 

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The Emotion Lab: Moon Watch

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One of the most intriguing things I have EVER seen…

The moon has been a guide and object of admiration and mysticism during thousands of years. Agriculture, fertility, tidal patterns, human behaviour and many other activities have been linked to the different moon phases.

Moonwatch has been designed to establish a relationship between the moon cycle and a person’s emotional states. It’s a new concept of time based on nature which invites people to reflect upon and gain a closer understanding of their mood and daily life on earth.

Those are the words of the creators of this fascinating piece.  The Emotion Lab is a company with 4 designers coming 3 different countries that came together to do more than just create a product for the market.  They use a very innovative approach to every one of their projects and the final product is always an unforgettable, unique work of art.  There is no boundaries that they design within, which is something that I respect and admire.  Bottom line, they make dope stuff.

 

I’m actually kind of still uncertain of all the details of this watch, but I love it.  Right now, this is the conceptual design of the watch.  As more details come, I will update you on them but until then… just sit back and wait for this thing to come out!  I guarantee I will own one withing the week of its release.

 

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Supreme: The Alton Sunglasses

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Supreme gives us a dose of dopeness right as Summer begins!

These shades are handcrafted in Italy, which is always promising.  The frame of these glasses are similar to the traditional Wayfarer, but slightly flare around hinges. The lens aren’t plastic.  Not even acrylic.  They are made of anti-reflective glass, by Barberini. This gives them a great amount of protection against UV rays as well as optical clarity. They come in a jet black, checker and tortoise pattern which makes them unisex, stylish and very versatile.

Grab a pair…or 3 today.  They are available at all Supreme suppliers.

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G-Shock x Jordan Collection

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G-Shock teamed up with MJ for this very exclusive release.

I used to be a huge fan of G-Shock watches a few years back, but then the obsession just kind of faded.  Since I gained interested in other styles of watches, I’ve still kept my eye on the progress that Casio has been making with the new styles of G-Shocks.  Only a few of their newer designs are drastically different than previous models, so none of them really catch my eye.  BUT, with this collection… they caught my eye immediately.  They’ve been collaborating with a lot of different designers and clothing lines lately, but Jordan brand is easily the biggest, most successful, and most recognizable collaboration.

This collection features 3 different models of G-Shocks in 3 brand new colors.  There is a DW6900CB-2 in baby blue, which represents MJ’s college days as a Tar Heel.  Next, there is the black GD100B-1 and the DW6900CB-4 in varsity red to represent his NBA career with the Chicago Bulls.

You want specs?  I got specs:

– Water Resistant – Up To 20 atmospheric Bars (200 meters)
– 1/100 seconds Stopwatch Function
– Full Automatic Calendar
– EL Backlight
– Multiple Alarm Settings
– 12/24 Hour Formats

 

I really like the models that G-Shock used in this collection, the colors are fresh as hell, and the theme of the collection is great.  These watches went on release a few days ago and are available in limited quantity in Footaction retails stores across the country!

 

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Cast of Vices

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Something so simple can turn into an amazing piece of art.

Cast of Vices is a company that was “born from a desire to create artifacts out of out vices.”  With the release of their Collection No. 3 (above) they take a closer look at our society’s obsession with addiction.  Featuring cigarette butts, pills and bottle caps, this collection is an example of how a simple design can go a long way.  Each piece in this collection is hand crafted with .925 sterling silver, semi-precious stones and 14k white gold.  I like the theme they went with on this collection.  I encourage you to go to their site and read more about their motivation to make such an amazing line of jewelry.  This collection is especially cool to me because of the multi-purpose factor it has.  I could see many different people wearing these pieces for a number of different reasons.  A recovering alcoholic might wear the bottle cap designs to remember how far he has come from his addiction.  A cancer survivor might wear the cigarette design as a symbol of what he has been through and what caused the disease.  You get the point…  These pieces are meant to be more than just a pill, bottle cap, or cigarette on a necklace.  They make these because they want them to hold a special meaning to someone, somewhere.  I can dig it.

 

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Horodron HD-01 (Concept)

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This is a bold step towards the future of timepieces…

Most of time, when you find a watch you like, you’re going to run into one of two issues.  Either it’s too hard to read or it just doesn’t look cool.  The Horodron HD-01 would cover both of those issues extremely effectively.  Although this is only a concept, the chances of production are very likely.  The concept looks amazing.   It has five rows of screens, indicating the day in the week, the day, month and year.  Thanks to e-Ink, all the displays are as clear as typed text. The readout for the actual time is set below these rows, in a white-on-black standard digital display.  The designer, Jonathon Frey, got very innovative with this concept by creating a watch that is both fashionable and informative.  This is something that people would love to see go into production.  As I get details, I will update this post.

 

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The Unit by NIXON

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NIXON watches are elite in the fashion world.  They pride themselves on their nicely designed time pieces, mostly made in metal and plastic materials. However, their recent release, The Unit, is made of a polycarbonate case with a silicone wrist band — a little different than their usual look.  Its genius though, they switch their style up and produce an original aesthetic, which is similar to  a diver’s watch. This time piece is very easy to read, it has a digital display that shows the time, date and temperature. Also, there is an additional stop watch, count down timer, alarm clock and back light function to increase its usability.  If I had to compare this watch to another, I’d say that this is NIXON’s version of the Casio G-Shock.  They have a lot of similar characteristics and features, even some of the same materials.  The Unit is water resistant down to 100 meters and it comes in white, yellow, navy, black and green color-ways.  I assume that this watch will be a little less expensive than the G-Shock, but isn’t a shameful alternative because it is made by one of the most prestigious watch companies in the world!  They should be available at any NIXON dealer across the country.

 

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Casio G-Shock x ALIFE

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When two fashion powerhouses collide…

The Casio G-Shock…it is THE watch to have.  ALIFE Fashion… the king’s of the simple but effective t-shirt and a highly desired clothing line.  This winter, the two have joined forces to give us The G-Shock G5500 AL-1 aka The Flagship Exclusive.  Just like most exclusive items, there will be a limited supply.  There will be a stock of 200 pieces available on a pre-order, first-come first-serve basis only…starting on December 18.  As you can see above, this watch includes the original ALIFE graphics along the band as well as a very nice “face” that is black on black with a reverse LCD display.  Below are some tech specs from the ALIFE website:

Tech Specs:

  • Self-Charging, Tough Solar Power
  • 200M Water Resistant,
  • Full Auto EL Backlight,
  • World Time (29TZ/48 Cities),
  • 4 Daily Alarms and 1 Snooze Alarm,
  • 1/100th Sec. Stopwatch,
  • Countdown Timer,
  • Mute Function, 12/24 Hr. Formats,
  • Battery Power Indicator
  • Power Saving Function

Of all these technologically advanced specs, the battery power indicator is by far my favorite feature.  I’ve owned many G-Shocks in my day and a lot of watches in general but I cannot recall owning a watch that told me what my power status is.  Maybe if I did I just didn’t know how to activate that feature, but I’m going to ignore that and give my “hats off” to this particular watch for being the first have that feature.

Like I said, these are going to be VERY hard to get so you better check out the ALIFE site and pre-order yours now!

 

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The Black Box…by MB&F

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MB&F did it again… behold this beautiful watch, The HM 2.2 Black Box!

The official name of this timepiece is Horological Machine N°2.2, but it is nicknamed The Black Box…for obvious reasons.  Designed by Alain Silberstein, this is truly an amazing piece of work.  The casing of the watch contains the twin porthole dials as well as some design similarities to the original Horological Machine N°2.  Other than a slight similarities in the lugs, The Black Box has been completely rebuilt! This is one of the most unique pieces of jewelry on the market today, and it was released well over a year ago.  There were only 8 pieces made and they sold out immediately, but the word on the street is that there may be a few floating around available for purchase!  I could only dream about having this amazing thing on my wrist one day…

Here are some of the specifications of the watch pulled from the MB&F website:

Case

Silicium PVD coated titanium; limited edition of EIGHT pieces
Dimensions (exclusive of crown and lugs): 59mm x 38mm x 13mm
Water resistant to 30 meters (3 ATM)
Number of parts: 89 (case only)

Movement

Jean-Marc Wiederrecht/Agenhor designed functionality regulated and powered by a Girard-Perregaux oscillator and gear train
Balance oscillating at 28,800 bph
22K blued rose gold “Battle-AX” automatic winding rotor
Number of components: 349 including 44 jewels

Functions

Left dial: Retrograde Date and Moon Phase
Right Dial: Jumping Hours and Concentric Retrograde Minutes

Dials

Silvered

Sapphire crystals

Dial side with anti-reflective treatment on both faces
Display back with anti-reflective treatment on single face

Strap & Buckle

Black hand-stitched calfskin with titanium custom designed buckle

Presentation box

Precision engineered aluminium and leather instrument case featuring an integrated Rüeger thermometer

 

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