Leave the smartphone behind and free your hands up for the surf!

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Fashion on Tuesday 10 February 2015

It’s summertime in Australia and local surfer Justin is ready to ride the waves. He starts his day with a surf at Merewether beach, enjoying the first rays of the day as the sun comes up over beautiful Newcastle, two hours north of Sydney. The beach has been home to the likes of four times World Surfing Champion, Mark Richards, and Malibu Surfboard Riding Champion, Martin McMillan. Not surprisingly, it’s considered to be one of the best surfing spots in the country.

Justin knows that time flies when he’s having fun in the surf. Since his smartphone can’t survive the intense waves, he appreciates that his TUDOR diving watch can survive his day’s adventures in the deep waters.

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Read the time by watching Dali’s mustache turn on this wristwatch

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Saturday 2 August 2014

The Unemployed Philosophers’ Guild — which, contrary to its name, comprises fully-employed non-philosophers — came up with the idea for a Dali watch while ‘sitting in our cucumber slicing our eyeball with a razor blade’. Uh, okay. While both ends of Dali’s mustache act as the watch’s hands, an ant races around the watch rim, […]

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Morbid or what? This wrist watch counts down to the day you die, reminds you to be grateful

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Friday 23 May 2014

‘We’ve built a watch that counts down your life, in order to make the world a better place’: so declared Swedish creative Fredrik Colting and the rest of the team behind Tikker, the watch they’ve funnily enough dubbed ‘The Happiness Watch’. The idea is a simple and elegant one. By counting down time, Tikker reminds […]

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Diver’s watch comes submerged in bag of water

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Monday 3 June 2013

Designer and art director Ralf Schroeder came up with this innovative packaging design for Italian watch brand Festina’s Profundo diver’s watch. It involves packing the watch in a see-through bag of water, which expertly shows off its waterproof feature. Evidently this has already nabbed a number of awards, which we can’t fault at all, really.

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A watch with no watch face, just lights

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Thursday 8 November 2012

Wow, what a radical design for a watch. Brooklyn-based husband-and-wife team Svetlana Blum Briscella and John Briscella have reinvented a pretty cool watch that comes with no watch face, just blinking LED lights.

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Qlocktwo: a wrist watch that literally tells you the time

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Friday 13 April 2012

We speak English, not numbers, so it’s reassuring that a watch out there agrees with us. The rather comely Qlocktwo wrist watch comes with a 110-letter grid for spelling out the time in a language we understand. Word(s).

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Rock Band turns a Nano into a watch

Contributions Reader Find

By Remo in New Fashion on Friday 10 September 2010

Rock Band turns your iPod Nano into a revolutionary new watch. The leather strap has a special notch to accommodate the iPod Nano’s built-in clip.

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Ten Tackiest Things Only Super Rich Can Afford

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Fashion on Saturday 15 May 2010

Our friends over at Weird Worm have compiled a list of the Ten Tackiest Things Only The Super Rich Can Afford, with the following disclaimer: ‘If you’ve got it, flaunt it. A rule that the super-rich increasingly take to heart. Lest you thought rich people deserved respect, here’s a sample of what they’re spending their […]

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Sprout Eco Watches

Michelle Wilding Reader Find

By Michelle Wilding in New Eco on Monday 3 May 2010

Sprout Watches are believed to be up to 86 percent eco-friendly thanks to their sustainable make up of bamboo faces, recyclable packaging, biodegradable corn resin bodies, mercury-free batteries and use of cotton bands. They’re pretty neat, but somehow I don’t think the pandas will agree with my sentiments if we use their primary food source […]

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i-Toc watches

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Fashion on Tuesday 13 April 2010

Inspired by the unique digital clock apps created by the designer, Sean Zoega, the i-toc watch is a colorful physical manifestation of digital ideas featuring bespoke two-disc Japan quartz movement. The outer gradient displays the minutes while the inner gradient shows the hours. The rings interact, creating an ever-changing pattern of design and colour. We have them for sale in our online store.

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