Hubless wheels sit at the upper echelon of any concept vehicle. Whether a vehicle is sufficiently futuristic is determined by two things… their tires being airless, and their tires being hubless. It’s safe to say that by that standard, the IMNU clock is pretty futuristic, because unlike most clocks that have hands pivoted at their center, the IMNU comes with no such detail. Its uniquely appealing design features hands that float in mid-air, revolving around an invisible epicenter.
Step closer and look at it from the side and the illusion unveils itself. The hands actually pivot at the back, wrapping themselves around the edge and over to the front to create a U-shape that allows them to rotate the way they do, and create the illusion of clock hands floating in mid-air.
That future-friendly detail doesn’t take away from the fact that the IMNU still fits beautifully in homes with contemporary decor. Its marbled clock face and thin sheet-metal hands give it a minimal appearance, while its hubless design still manages to make it pretty big on character… allowing it to be a clock that’s presence you take for granted at first, but can’t stop admiring once you actually notice it.
While time itself is a journey, it isn’t the only journey the Sennen hopes to take you on. The Sennen wristwatch is time and tourism wrapped into a uniquely tranquil package. Inspired by the rocky coast of the Cornish village of Sennen, the watch comes with a pristine design that’s as calming as watching waves crash against boulders.
Inspired by the harsh coast of the small village along the boundary of Cornwall in the UK, the Sennen Automatic wristwatch uses a minimal aesthetic with rounded edges, almost like the watch’s design, much like the rocks on the Cornish coast, were chiseled away and smoothened by the ocean’s rebuttals. The watch comes with a simplistic enamel dial that sports a color palette inspired by the different hues of the ocean water, and the rocks it collides against. Three hands point at the time, while metallic accents act as glimmering highlights against the single-tone body.
The idyllic simplicity of the Sennen’s face is contrasted by its exhibition back that lets you admire the watch’s Swiss movement. Powered by a Swiss-made STP1-11, the watch operates at 28’800 vibrations per hour and comes with a 44-hour reserve that gets replenished as you wear the watch, allowing your movements to translate into energy.
Each Sennen watch is crafted out of 316L stainless steel with an exquisite polished finish that matches the enamel dial’s brilliant gloss. A scratch-resistant sapphire crystal sits on both the front of the dial as well as around the back, while genuine Italian leather straps (available in full-grain as well as faux croc-pattern) suspend this ocean-inspired beauty across your wrists. Together, passing time and Sennen’s design collectively hold the power to take you on a unique journey, reminding you of the power and tranquility of waves crashing against rocky coasts, filling the air with the saline aroma of ocean water.
Sennen Automatic by Firle Watches – Swiss calibre: STP1-11
Inspired by the harsh Cornish coast, powered by a Swiss heart, this 10 ATM watch is a powerful heritage design honoring traditional watchmaking.
About Firle Watches
“Firle Watches takes its name from the Old English word fierol, meaning oak-covered land – a name that carries strength and integrity and a name that embodies our British heritage and landscape. The coastline that surrounds us here can often be fierce and powerful. These are the days we most look forward to – they force us to escape, and they bring with them possibility.” Will Martin, Founder of Firle Watches
The Sennen Automatic
The Sennen Automatic wristwatch takes design inspiration from some of the best watchmakers in the world such as FP Journe, IWC, Cartier, Laurent Ferrier, and H. Moser.
“The Sennen takes its name from the Cornish Cove located on mainland England’s most westerly point – Land’s End. Exposed, it takes a battering from the most extreme conditions. The result is one of the most beautiful, contrasting landscapes in the world. Sennen and Cornwall have, in my eyes, always been a place of staggering beauty and power. A haven which as a surfer, or a nature lover, you can get completely lost in. Ultimately, it is a place of inspiration and reflection. This captivating coast provided me with a space to create the framework and design for the Sennen Watch by Firle,” Martin told Yanko Design.
The Sennen Automatic’s design is entirely unique; every part of it designed with absolute intent to create an incomparable piece.
Unsigned onion-shaped crown
THE CASE – The Sennen Automatic case features a beautifully rounded 41mm case, modeled after traditional pocket watches produced by watchmakers like Waltham and Breguet. Not only does a rounded case ensure comfort, but it is a wonderfully simple expression of nature.
THE CRYSTAL – The Sennen features an extremely high-grade scratch-resistant double-domed sapphire crystal, rather than the more common single-dome sapphire or mineral glass. This ensures that the watch can be viewed from any angle without creating any distortion of the dial. Furthermore, double-domed sapphire crystal increases the light luminosity on the dial, which creates a magnificent, radiant effect.
THE CASE BACK – The Sennen features an open case-back revealing the beautiful STP1-11 movement through a flat high-grade sapphire crystal. The case-back is held in place via six titanium screws. Furthermore, the watch is water-resistant up to 10ATM – 100 Meters / 330 Feet.
THE DIAL – Among all the exceptional features, the most recognizable component of the Sennen lives within its dial. The beautiful two-tiered enamel dial features five skillfully crafted and hand-placed hour indexes – plated, sloped and rounded, perfectly complemented with custom Assegai-spear-inspired hands.
The dials reflect the deep, saturated colors of the rugged coastline – The eerie blacks of the rock formations, the deep blues of the Atlantic Ocean, the whites of the sea foam and sand, and the greens that cover the coastline.
The only way to truly replicate the vivid depth of these tones was by using enamel on the dial surface. Similar to the grand-feu method of enameling, the enamel used on the Sennen uses a mixture of enamel glaze and fine glass compounds, which are repeatedly applied, heated and polished to achieve a perfect finish. The enamel provides the rich colors and the glass provides a shine comparable to the sun reflecting off the ocean. All of these different elements, weighted and balanced to perfection, finish off the classic yet modern design of ‘The Sennen’.
The Sennen is powered by the Swiss-made calibre: STP1-11, an exquisite movement, specially selected for its thinness and quality.
The STP1-11, at only 4.6mm, is one of the thinnest automatics on the market, allowing the Sennen to remain incredibly slim with a case thickness of 10.4mm, or 11.7mm with the double-domed sapphire crystal. This ensures it sits extremely well on the wrist, without being at all cumbersome.
The STP1-11 is a high precision movement that operates at 28’800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz and offers a 44-hour power reserve. The movement has a Perlage finish, and the rotor has a Côte de Geneve finish engraved with the Firle logo.
Faux Crocodile Straps with Gold and Silver Buckles
All of the Sennen Automatic watches come with either: a faux crocodile print leather strap (genuine leather); a smooth Italian leather strap (genuine leather).
Smooth Calfskin Straps With Gold and Silver Buckles
Vintage Cowhide Straps: Cognac & Light Brown – Available with Gold or Silver Buckles
The Sennen Automatic can also be beautifully paired with our Vintage Cowhide Straps, which are designed to show signs of aging and distress -perfect for giving your watch a rugged look and feel.
This mechanically-textured CNC-machined titanium case makes your Apple Watch look like (and possibly be as strong as) the Cybertruck. Designed by the guys at Gray Inc., the watch-case gives the Apple Watch a certain sculptural quality that channels Tesla’s design aesthetic, opting for something more eclectic than Apple’s sleek aluminum styling. The Cyber Watch is equal parts rugged and modern, with an exterior that is as captivating as the watch’s UI and features themselves.
The Cyber Watch skin comes as a two-piece titanium structure that sandwiches the watch body in between, protecting it from both sides, while keeping the screen completely visible and the watch crown easy to reach. Each skin also comes with a complementary FKM® rubber strap that’s just as sculpted and beautiful to look at as the watch casing itself. You could opt for a Cybertruck-inspired raw metal finish, but there are also golden and PVD rainbow variants that are equally as eye-catching. Elon and XÆ A-12 would strongly approve.
Brace yourselves, coming May 4th jokes are. Alright, I promise I’ll keep it minimal because it is ‘time’ to talk about this conceptual Star Wars edition G-Shock. Brazilian designer Vinicius Gasparete has given all us fans the collectible watch of our dreams, or maybe this is what lightsabers look like in 2020? Let’s be real, no one can keep a track of time in quarantine so a watch is truly mightier than a saber right now.
Gasparete designed this incredible G-Shock as a part of a challenge in the course he was taking at the Vida de Motion School. The concept is well-aligned with the global brand known for its sporty, masculine aesthetic built on its ethos of ‘absolute toughness’. But it pays equal homage to the details and elements of the Star Wars universe. This G-Shock balances both sides with a mastery that makes you believe that it is powered by the force (and maybe it is?).
The red and black combination is both subtle and bold. It is a must-have for every Jedi so they can know what time the Force is about to awaken. G-Shock, you’ve been looking in Alderaan (read: all the wrong) places for inspiration – this is the next watch you should create!
If you’re hyped for space exploration between the Apollo mission anniversaries and the planned return to the Moon, you now have a way to show your enthusiasm on your wrist. Casio has released a limited edition DW5600NASA20 G-Shock watch that, as the...
Within the spectrum of people who collect things, you’ve got the lower tier of hobbyists who collect coins and stamps, and right at the top you’ve got the cool collectors (coolectors, if you will) who collect watches, and cars. The Aventi A-10’s design caters to the upper echelon of curators. Inspired by Haute Horlogerie and hot automobiles, the A-10 is the soul of a supercar in the body of a wristwatch… and it doesn’t cost millions of bucks.
The Aventi A-10 is to watches what a Lamborghini is to cars. It’s aggressively sporty, a performance powerhouse, and an instant eye-catcher. The A-10 comes with an edgy form that pays tribute to its namesake, the Aventador, along with a skeletal inner-design that’s inspired by the car’s chassis. The timepiece even features Superluminova artwork on the body, lighting up at night, just like an automobile would.
At the very heart of the Aventi A-10 superwatch is its engine, the tourbillion. Sitting slightly to the left of center, like the human heart, the tourbillion provides the A-10 with its steady flicker of a heartbeat, giving it industry-defining timekeeping accuracy while also becoming the watch’s crown jewel… and while most timepieces with tourbillions can often end up costing anywhere between 5-8 figures, the Aventi A-10 remains accessible and affordable, thanks to its aggressive, disruptive crowdfunding business model. Decentralized manufacturing across Europe, USA and Asia, and its crowdfunding model challenges all the norms making this one of the highest value for money timepieces available.
Each watch comes with a hardy titanium case, complete with a scratch-proof ceramic coating and a sapphire crystal ‘windscreen’. The timepieces even have their own color range, borrowing from Lamborghini’s palette, with colors like Rosso Red and Modena Yellow. If you’re in the mood for something truly exotic, the A-10 even comes in an all-sapphire variant, exposing the watch’s intricacies, almost like an exploded view of your favorite car… and in keeping with its supercar-inspiration, the watches come with carbon-fiber wrist-belts, because that’s what it takes to build a watch truly worth collecting!
Aventi A-10 – The First Accessible Tourbillon Watch
In Italian, Aventi means “having.” Aventi cuts the premium cost barrier attached with tourbillon watches with the A-10. The watch features premium elements like skeletonized tourbillon, titanium case, Cerakote coating, 100% Swiss Super-LumiNova and pure sapphire case.
Drawing inspiration from both supercar and luxury watch craftsmanship, their designers engineered a watch that embodies both worlds – a superwatch. This evocative timepiece communicates power, luxury and style. Unconventional and sublime in its appearance, the A-10 is designed to evoke that same feeling of first experiencing a supercar.
150 Times More Affordable Than The Average Superwatch
Aventi A-10 Specification
– Automotive grade titanium with a 3020 degree melting point – Density of 4.51/cm3 – Titanium is used in supercars to reduce weight and increase strength
– Highest grade sapphire crystal with 99.9996% purity – Up to 2000kg/mm2 of hardness and 3.98kg/dm3 density – Sapphire crystal is an incredibly scratch and shatter resistant crystal used as standard in luxury watchmaking – An industry FIRST – they apply five layers of anti-reflective coating on the outside AND inside of the glass
– 100% Swiss Super-LumiNova BGW9 Grade X1 – Non-radioactive – High temperature resistance – Resistant to all environmental influences – UNLIMITED number of charges and discharges – it will not fade – Blue Line – emission at 485nm
– Automotive grade ceramic coating made in the USA – H-Series Cerakote with temperature stability up to 500 degrees – The thick ceramic coating is used to protect against abrasion, corrosion while increasing impact strength and hardness. – Another luxury watch industry FIRST is the use of Cerakote. The team is able to create watches in colors never seen before. – Colors inspired by the automotive industry. Precisely coated by Aventi’s partners in Japan.
The A-10 Skeletonized Tourbillon Engine:
– 22 jewels – Frequency of 28800/Hz – Power reserve of 72 hours – Hand winding, two hands at center with double barrels – Co-axial escapement system
This is NOT a Swiss movement. They consulted many movement manufacturers all around the world and finally settled with one that offers not only the highest quality and technology but also the best value.
Swiss makers didn’t even come close – the most affordable EXISTING Swiss movement costs close to $10,000 USD, with costs of upwards of $1 million to develop a custom movement.
They have partnered with Hong Kong-based PTS Resources in conjunction with Hangzhou Watch Company (an ISO 9000 company) to manufacture an improved variation of the Calibre 3450 Skeletonized Tourbillon Movement. This is the finest and highest grade skeletonized Tourbillon available on the market.
– Tapering strap in rubber with a sporty carbon-fiber inlay and case-color accents.
Supercars have a design that is filled with sharp angles and straight lines. Because of this they were not able to use industry standard parts to make this watch. This meant they had to build and create everyting – custom.
The sapphire crystal was especially difficult to work with. After all, the only crystal harder than sapphire is diamond. Glass on watches are usually predictable design: round. So most supplier and manufacturers only cater to that. They custom engineered sapphire crystal for Aventi and used high precision lasers to cut the glass to fit perfectly in the case.
With 68 individual facets and 144 edges, each hand finished piece is forged from a single solid block of pure sapphire crystal in a process that takes over 100 hours.
Each sapphire case is then treated to five layers of anti-reflective coating for a crystal-clear look from any angle, before a thick layer of clear ceramic is applied for additional impact resistance and toughness.
Michael Blakey is a Music, TV & Film Producer, along with a watch collector.
When Apple first conceived the smartwatch, news broke that they hired the ex CEO of Yves Saint-Laurent to lead the division. Why would a fashion executive be called to head product development at a tech company? Tim Cook knew early on that the watch, as functional as it was, was first and foremost a fashion accessory. People wear watches not just to look at the time, but also to look dapper… and that precise adjective is something all watches endeavor to chase. The ability to speak to its wearer and convey style, class, allure… while obviously telling the time too.
The Pompeak Gentleman’s Collection was designed purely because its creators Dave and Noah never really found an accessible watch that embodied that dapper spirit. So Dave and Noah decided to create their ultimate watch instead of settling for the next best thing. The British-designed timepiece comes with a series of eye-catching details assembled together in a watch that’s designed to last, but most importantly, it connects with its user on a visceral level, by baring its open-heart to you. That exposed movement is visible right through the front of the watch, becoming its defining feature and exuding mechanical power, accuracy, and efficiency.
The Pompeak watch’s aesthetic is greater than the sum of its parts. The 40mm, 316L stainless steel body comes with sapphire crystal glass that sits atop the watch’s radial-knurled body that comes in black and navy-blue variants. The knurled texture gives the watch its depth by creating a series of highlights and shadows on the dial, sporting a sweeping subdial that counts seconds, sitting right beside the watch’s open balance wheel heart. The balance wheel is an integral part of the chosen Miyota 82S5 automatic movement, boasting of a 42-hour power reserve when not worn. What’s more is that it’ll practically run for a lifetime without needing to be wound, thanks to the watch’s ability to capture your movements and translate it into stored energy. The watch’s back sports a second exhibition window that lets you admire the Japanese-made movement from all angles, and is covered with a sapphire glass too, giving the Pompeak watch its sheer durability. Each Gentlemen’s collection timepiece is water-resistant up to a stunning 100 meters, and Super LumiNova markings on the dial and hands allow you to read the time at night as well as underwater in low light conditions. Paired with straps to complement the watch’s design, the Pompeak comes with a choice of stainless steel link bands for people who want their bands to match the watch’s body, as well as full-grain leather straps for those who want something more ‘il classico’.
Together, these details make up the aesthetic that The Coolector refers to as ‘devilishly dapper’… but the Pompeak doesn’t stop right there. It embraces Kickstarter’s disruptive ‘Designer To Consumer’ business model, bringing the watches directly to its patrons while escaping the watch industry’s notorious brand markups, luxury taxes, and showroom prices. With a price tag that’s just below £200, Pompeak manages to deliver on an aesthetic that surely embodies an ethos of style, class, and allure… because it was designed by passionate creators and watch-lovers with that very intent.
Pompeak – British Open-heart Automatic Watches Under $300
Pompeak is an independent, British company born out of frustration with the poor offerings of the affordable watch market. They design the watches they want to wear, and work to make them as affordable as possible. Removing all the unnecessary mark ups and ensuring they keep to their founding belief of high quality at a fair price.
The Gentlemen’s Collection
Their latest timepieces subtly showcase a stunning Japanese automatic movement behind each beautifully detailed dial, with a price point to contrast the premium features.
At a glance, each watch in the collection includes:
– British design – 40mm diameter case – Self winding, Japanese automatic movement – 10 ATM water resistance (up to 100 meters) – Five rowed 316L stainless steel linked bracelet or full grain leather straps – Scratch resistance sapphire glass – Swiss Super-LumiNova coatings
Self Winding Mechanical Movement
Automatic/self-winding watches are often chosen as the perfect combination of character and heritage of the mechanical watch, without the need to manually wind the movement each day. Their chosen Japanese movement is no different. A truly stunning display of horology. Crafted with precision while avoiding the mark-up that comes with the Swiss label.
– Japanese Mechanical Automatic Movement – Hours / Minutes / Seconds – Self-winding mechanism – Power reserve (if not worn) 42 hours – 21,600 vibrations per hour – 21 Jewels
With a screw down crown and pressure seal rated to 10 atmospheres (10ATM/up to 100m water resistance) for that added peace of mind.
316L Stainless Steel
The 40mm subtly detailed timepiece is designed from scratch, in-house in the UK. Utilizing perfect combination of premium materials, each chosen for their impressive unique properties, ensuring your next watch not only looks good, but lasts.
The case and metallic bands are both crafted from 316L stainless steel, chosen over other material variants for its impressive strength and corrosion resistance, even in salt water environments (You’ll find 316L is often used in diving equipment for the same reasons).
Full Grain Genuine Leather
Full grain leather is the bee’s knee’s. The best you can get when it comes to leather. Contrary to the name, full grain leather is not grainy in appearance or feel, but has a smooth richness that is only achievable with a cut of full, unaltered hide in its natural form.
You’ll often see “genuine leather” stamped on products, but know that this term covers anything that is technically leather, no matter how processed and altered it is. Full grain is the real deal.
The nightmare for any watch owner is having a scratch across the glass. That’s why they are using sapphire crystal glass on all of their watches. Famed for its superior scratch resistance and with a hardness rating just less than that of diamond.
Ensuring all day and all night usability with Swiss Super-LumiNova coatings. Their chosen BGW9 lume is transparent in daylight with a long lasting blue night glow.
They tested a number of different coatings and found that C1, for example, just didn’t perform as well as they had hoped. C3 lume on the other hand, performed well in the glow test but they didn’t think the yellow tint the C3 lume has in day light matched the Gentlemen’s clean look.
The Swiss BGW9 has the best of both worlds, a lovely and long lasting blue glow at night without the yellow-ish look in the day.
A watch, no matter how elegant, cannot be great without a strap to match, and they have gone all out. Butterfly deployment clasps compliment either the five tiered stainless steel bracelet or a choice of full grain leather straps.
It might sound a little dumb now that I’m saying it in 2020 but we may have been duped. Companies have, for too long, made us buy unnecessary products that just about do the same thing but in slightly different ways. Think about it. Your phone, watch, and earbuds all give you notifications (albeit in different ways). They also all let you access your voice assistant, and pretty much most of your data like your calendar, phone book, or other services. Why then, do we need separate devices that are smart enough to have overlapping functions? Why spend extra money on a smartwatch that tracks your health when your phone could just as easily do it, if Apple or Samsung wanted? Or even your earbuds, which are surprisingly good at detecting your heartbeat through your ear canal and could easily pick up your temperature too. Your watch does almost everything your phone does, and your earphones are smart enough to make sure you don’t need to take your phone out to choose a song, call a friend, or ask the internet questions. So here’s an alternate version of the product that’s near and dear to you. Meet the VOIXATCH. If that name mildly confuses you, you’re not the only one. VOIXATCH is basically a pretty sensible amalgamation of the three products that we got duped into paying truckloads of money for. It’s a smartwatch that does practically everything your phone does… and guess what. It has a Bluetooth headset docked right into it that you can detach and use to make calls and possibly even listen to music. VOIXATCH is basically what happens when good technology meets good intentions.
The VOIXATCH made waves on the tech circuits especially after a demonstration at the Mobile World Congress last year. In development for a while now, the most utilitarian smartwatch is finally ready to hit the shelves and subsequently the wrists. Grabbing eyes as the first smartwatch with a built-in Bluetooth headset, the VOIXATCH helped unveil a world where watch and earphones were part of a tight ecosystem as one single product that did practically everything your phone could, without you needing to take your phone out. The VOIXATCH smartwatch comes equipped with LTE and GPS, has its own SIM card slot, a Google voice assistant, a heartbeat sensor, a gyroscope, and a battery life of 48 hours. That, however, isn’t the most impressive bit about the VOIXATCH, because embedded within its bezel is a detachable ring that turns into a Bluetooth headset.
Looking rather magical as you literally remove your watch’s bezel and suspend it around your ear, VOIXATCH is the only smartwatch to effortlessly integrate a Bluetooth headset into its design. The headset (or earpiece, if you want to call it that) sits flush around the watch’s circular display, popping out upon the push of a button when you need to use it. With a microphone, speaker, and a Bluetooth 5.0 connection, the headset works the instant you plug it out, allowing you to answer calls with your smartwatch as well as send voice texts to people, listen to audio, or even use voice commands with your watch’s AI. The mechanics of it are truly revolutionary, as the VOIXATCH team has literally spent years to engineer a solution as elegant as this. The detachable Bluetooth headset comes with a talk-time of 3 hours, and can instantly be recharged by docking it back into the watch.
What VOIXATCH promises is something quite new and uncharted. We’re so used to owning a separate phone, a separate smartwatch, a separate pair of earbuds, and separate chargers for all three items that VOIXATCH’s promise of streamlining our behavior sounds unheard of, but is truly greater than the sum of its parts… like combining raisins, chocolate, and salted popcorn. Or if you’re looking for a more relevant analogy, quite like how Steve Jobs introduced the ground-breaking iPhone as a combination of a phone, music player, and breakthrough internet communicator. Is the VOIXATCH the new iPhone? It’s hard to say… but it does come from the same place of frustration. The multifaceted smartwatch, in that regard, does a great job of providing convenience along with the same functionality you’d get from owning three separate gadgets. It also comes compatible with your existing smartphone through VOIXATCH’s app that lets you access your watch’s pedometer, calorie counter, heart-rate tracker, and a variety of watch-face themes right on your phone… Oh, and before I forget, the VOIXATCH is IP67 water-resistant too, so feel free to go jogging on the beach with it!
VOIXATCH: The First Smart Watch with Built-in Bluetooth Headset
VOIXATCH lets you enjoy all the essential features of a smartphone in a cellular-enabled smartwatch that you can customize and adapt to your daily style while also using it as a smartly integrated Bluetooth 5.0 headset that easily keeps you connected wherever you go, whatever you’re doing.
Integrated Design: LTE + GPS + BT Headset in a Watch
With patented all-in-one design the VOIXATCH gives you more freedom and convenience to discover the true value of a smartwatch.
Beyond the Bezel
This true smartwatch features a detachable bezel that is actually Bluetooth headset with integrated speaker & mic.
Gold or Platinum?
Change the bezel choosing from the four available colors, and you’ll find one that better compliments the way you look at any given time.
The Easiest Way to Answer a Call. Detach the headset from the watch body to automatically answer a call.
Notifications. Check easily messages received from your smartphone or VOIXATCH itself.
Recharging Made Easy. The smartwatch keeps your Bluetooth headset charged and ready for your next call, without you having to carry a separate charging case. Place the headset on the watch body, and the watch body will start charging the headset automatically.
Easy to put the Headset on your ear. Only one hand needs to put the Bluetooth Bezel headset on your ear. Detach and just push the side button of the headset, then a support hook on the back of the headset pops out, so you can secure the headset on your ear.
Lost No More. VOIXATCH has a wing-shaped protrusion that is designed to prevent the bezel from unexpected detaching. That makes it harder to lose and easier to keep safe and right where you want it, all the time. To detach the Bluetooth bezel headset, twist it counterclockwise and then lift it off the watch body.
Powered by Google Voice. The intuitive Ul allows you to easily control watch functions and apps with voice commands.
Fitness Tracking with the Dedicated App. The app allows you to intuitively and conveniently personalize your smartwatch from your phone while also picking up your health and fitness data.
Not everyone is a morning person, and I admit I am so far removed from that audience that I could actually make friends with a bunch of owls instead of being included in their group. I am sure many of us here, including me, want to wake up in the morning but either we don’t hear our alarms because we choose a soft tune or we awaken with rage because we chose a super-upbeat loud song. What we need is a more natural wake up call, something aligned with the body’s circadian rhythms which the Mudita Bell calming alarm clock knows how to do.
Most of us scroll through our social media apps before bed and the blue light exposure keeps our brain alert even after we keep the phone down. This calming alarm clock wants to replace the screen-scrolling so we can get rest according to our natural sleep cycles – a key in waking up rested and relaxed. It has an E-Ink screen which means you aren’t actually looking at a screen but at the ink that is programmed to move to create visuals, thus reducing your exposure to blue light. Limiting screen time helps us fall us asleep sooner and also into a deeper slumber which is crucial if you want to stop waking up grumpy or tired. The minimalist design of the clock has a soothing effect on your eyes which is important considering it is the last thing you see before bed and the first thing you see when you wake up.
It all starts with “Let me just check the time” or “I’ll just check if my alarm is on” and we descend into the notifications rabbit hole. With this Mudita alarm clock and the E-Ink screen, you can track time and set your alarms without being lured into scrolling through your apps. The alarm wakes you up with gentle acoustic sounds that don’t make you want to smash it. It also includes a sensor to track the air quality in your room and sometimes making small changes like adding a humidifier (based on what the air quality is) can make our sleeping patterns healthier. To make it a well-rounded health and wellness product, this alarm clock also has a meditation timer that comes pre-set with different meditation lengths and simple instructions to guide you through them. Now we really have no reason to wake up groggy so let’s make 2020 the year of the morning people!
The ORICO is an artpiece first, and a timepiece later, according to designer Pouya Hosseinzadeh. In fact, his exact words are, “While our technical-aesthetic credo is to open up fine watchmaking to the worlds of art, sport, and lifestyle, our purpose here with the ORICO was to tackle the archetype of watchmaking as fine art, with performance as an added bonus. The ORICO is a timepiece that combines watchmaking tradition with pioneering concepts.” The ORICO comes with a skeletal outer body machined from Grade 5 Titanium for durability. Sitting on its either sides are sapphire crystals that let you peer right into the watch below, from both the front, to read the time, and from the back, to admire its gorgeous mechanical automatic movement.
ORICO’s inspiration stems from geometry and the Fibonacci spirals that manifest on the front as well as the back of the watch. The front uses a spiral knurling texture machined right onto the watch’s dial, punctuated by an asymmetric array of subdials at the 1:30 and 4:30 position (if you’re really particular), and a spring-balance covering a large portion of the lower left quadrant. The watch comes with a crown to adjust the time, a push-button right above it to adjust the date, and phosphorescent dials that make the time and date visible at all times of the day.
Flip the ORICO over and its marriage of maths and mechanics is showcased in further, glorious detail, with the mechanical movement being visible through the exhibition window back. Covering it is a rotor made from of Copper, Bronze, and White Gold, with a similar Fibonacci spiral intricately machined into it. The case is held together with six titanium screws, made visible to enhance the watch’s rugged appeal, and is waterproof up to 30 meters. On either side of the case are uniquely skeletal-looking silicone bands that do a pretty neat job of complementing the watch’s aesthetic sensibilities.