Off The Cuff: Ritmo Mundo’s Quantum II- A Fashionably Versatile Timepiece.

 |  March 30th, 2015

  I love football, or as we Americans call it, soccer. Since I’ve most recently relocated to the greater Los Angeles area, I was really excited to get my hands on some hardware from an official partner of the 2014 MLS Championship team, the LA Galaxy. I was fortunate enough to sport Ritmo Mundo’s blue Quantum II piece which has a mixture of elements that make it very unique in terms function, but more notably fashion. Let’s tackle function. The Quantum II is powered by a Swiss Ronda 3540.D Chronograph movement. It contains a multifaceted dial equipped with the date, and chronograph totalizer sub dials. One at 9 o’clock recording up to 30 minutes and another at 12 o’clock accurately…

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Storage Wars: BaselWorld 2015 Winning USBs

 |  March 29th, 2015

Every year we poke a little fun at the seriousness of BaselWorld by deciding which watch brand gave us the coolest looking USB sticks that contain the brand’s press releases and images.  These powerful sticks, in fact, hold the keys of information close to the vest. So, who won this year? MB&F with the Melchior robot USB that emulates the brand’s very cool new clock (we will bring you more about that clock here this week). Runners up come from some brands that know how to make a splash: Fendi, with the tiny little “Karl Lagerfeld” USB that emulates the brand’s whimsical Lagerfeld keychain; Gc with its feather and snakeskin ensemble that can be removed from the USB and clipped…

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Baselworld 2015: The Bell & Ross BR03-92 Military Type Pays Tribute to the Military Profession

 |  March 26th, 2015

  As a brand that originated as a team of aircraft control specialists and designers, it should be no surprise that Bell & Ross brings us the all new BR03-92 Military Type, a practical watch for professional use. We’ve seen the BR03 before and this exceptional swiss brand has developed 38 different models. Each distinguished in its own unique way, the BR03-92 Military Type follows suit as it pays tribute to the military profession. In true Bell & Ross fashion, the this watch reflects the four pillars that make B&R a noteworthy brand: readability, performance, precision and water-resistance. For precision purposes, the BR03-92 Military Type is powered by the automatic mechanical movement BR.CAL.302 and is housed inside the military fashioned,…

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Liquid Time: Introducing the HYT H3 Linear Watch (BaselWorld 2015)

 |  March 25th, 2015

We were among the first to introduce the world to the concept of liquid watches back in 2011 when Vincent Perriard, Founder of HYT (Hydro-Mechanical Timepieces) shared with us his concepts of using liquid for the time indication of a watch. He launched his brand in 2012 at BaselWorld and now, three years later, unveils the third evolution. (You can read about other HYT evolutions here, here and here.) The new HYT H3 takes the idea of liquid time indications to new heights with this watch that – for the first time – is rectangular instead of round in shape. The two-tiered case design features an all-new movement and a linear indication of time, as opposed to a circular around-the-dial…

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Fun Fun Fun — Corum Unveils a Limited Edition Bubble Phantom Watch (BaselWorld 2015)

 |  March 24th, 2015

While we are very rushed here at BaselWorld, we couldn’t wait to drop the news: Corum is unveiling a new limited edition Bubble watch! That’s right, this much-coveted, iconic watch  from the year 2000, is making a short return in the form of the a limited edition piece to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the watch.  The new Bubble Phantom 47mm automatic timepiece  is created in black PVD stainless steel with SuperLuminova hands and markers, a minute circle  on the flange and  antireflective domed sapphire crystal. Water resistant to 100 meters, just 350 pieces of the Limited Edition Bubble will be produced — but get this – they are retailing for a cool  $3,950.  WE will bring you more up-close-and-personal pictures of this…

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