Superheroes on the Wrist: From Comic Book to Reality – Introducing Romain Jerome’s Batman-DNA

 |  October 30th, 2014

Pow. Blaam. Boom and Holy Bat Cave — superheroes are larger than life. So large, in fact that they celebrate birthdays and have their own timepieces – well at least Batman does. This week witnesses the 75th anniversary of DC Comics’ Batman — and in celebration of that, Romain Jerome unveils the super cool Batman-DNA watch. Dark and mysterious like the Caped Crusader, the 46mm Batman-DNA is a sleek and sophisticated black PVD-coated steel watch with black bezel – faceted to recall the sleek lines of the famed BatMobile. The black dial features the iconic Batman emblem that glows in the dark much like the well-known Bat-Signal (thanks to a special SuperLuminova treatment). The watch is finished with a black…

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Affordable Watch Wednesday: Introducing the Tissot T-Touch Solar Expert

 |  October 29th, 2014

Some watch brands really understand the need to protect the environment and go solar. Tissot has harnessed the power of light — and touch — and delivered it in a  good-looking, highly functional watch: the Tissot T-Touch Solar Expert watch.The watch offers the brand’s proprietary tactile-touch abilities. That is, all functions are activated simply by the touch of the crystal. Via some pretty high-tech electrical functions, circuits, charges and other systems, when the wearer touches the crystal in different points, the designated function is displayed. Additionally, the T-Touch Expert Solar absorbs light to power the watch. As light easy shine on the dial,  the SuperLuminova® hands and indexes not only get their glow, but also the light serves to recharge the watch. Functions…

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Collectors’ Corner: How Swatch Love Turned to Serious Watch Love

 |  October 28th, 2014

by Amit Dev Handa (Las Vegas collector) My love affair with watches began when I was 13 years old — with Swatch watches. I was lucky enough to be exposed to a retail environment and family business where I was around these incredibly accessible art pieces that ticked all day long. This changed the game for me totally. I learned about limited editions, supply and demand, economics, fashion, culture, music and originality all at the same time. I was starting to see the evolution of the brand with automatic pieces, chronograph pieces, divers watches and even carousels and I liked it. I love the connection between man and machine and it felt right. The fact that I could collect something…

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Introducing the A. Lange & Sohne Lange 1 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst

 |  October 27th, 2014

Not too long ago, during our week on German Watches, we wrote here about how A. Lange & Sohne re-established itself post-Berlin Wall – becoming a force with which to be reckoned in the luxury watch industry today. While we have a lot to tell you about the brand’s 20th anniversary of the Lane 1 — celebrated this past weekend in Dresdent — we also want to fill you in on the details — so be patient. If you love history and Lange, you may first be very interested in the four-and-a-half minute video below that brings us from 1945 to date – and outlines the rebirth of A. Lange & Sohne – it is a video worth watching. It was in…

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Larger-than-Life Strandbeests from Theo Jansen Walk Miami Beach with Audemars Piguet

 |  October 24th, 2014

We’ve covered the esteemed brand of Audemars Piguet time and again here – but now we bring you something truly unusual. Audemars Piguet—Associate Partner of Art Basel – has announced a partnership with the Peabody Essex Museum that results in an incredible on-the-beach art exhibit in Miami during Art Basel. The exhibit: Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests. Theo Jansen is a 66-year-old “artist” who was born in the Netherlands and studied physics at Delft University of Technology. He started painting when he was about 27 years old and even developed a painting machine. Over the years he has built many machines and has had exhibitions around the world – but it is his Strandbeests that are of famed acclaim. The Strandbeests are…

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