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  • Ressence & Sotheby’s Design Competition’s Winning Watch

    Speaking about the competition, Ressence founder and CEO Benoît Mintiens said, “Letting our community have the final say and be part of our project felt like the right thing to do. During the selection process, we discussed the feasibility of… Read More ›

  • A £339 anti-5G USB stick

    A device costing more than £300 promises to protect your family from the supposed dangers of 5G, using ground-breaking quantum technology – but does it work? Of course not. The rollout of the new 5G mobile networks began in the… Read More ›

  • The Tutima M2 Coastline Chronograph

    The deep-set dial features a sloping chapter ring for the minutes/seconds with clear white markings and Arabic numerals. The thick rectangular hour markers printed on the dial are shortened at 12 o’clock to accommodate the 30-minute elapsed time counter, at… Read More ›

  • Trying to buy a Nintendo Switch

    I expect to see silly prices on eBay when a product is hard to get, but even Amazon is allowing all sorts of price gouging on the Switch at the moment. We have been pondering one for a while, we… Read More ›

  • Too Smart for Their Time

    In the late ‘90s, Microsoft’s research division started work developing the SPOT platform, which it planned to integrate into everything from GPS navigation units to coffee makers. To expedite its arrival, instead of working with big telecommunication companies to implement… Read More ›

  • The ’80s watch is back

    Instead it was a time of simpler pleasures. As it was, 1984 bequeathed us some memorable milestones in popular culture. It was the year in which colour television finally got the show it was waiting for, Miami Vice: all pastel… Read More ›

  • The Astronaut Wives

    Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are veteran astronauts, like their wives. This week, the two men will fly on a new astronaut-transportation system designed and built by SpaceX, the company founded by Elon Musk. They will be the first NASA… Read More ›

  • 30 mm Chronometer by Erich Lexer

    Before we take a closer look at Erich Lexer’s 30 mm Chronometer, let’s have a look at its “protagonist”. Omega produced the 30 mm caliber from 1939 until 1963. The book deals with this movement’s chronometer-certified version, which had a… Read More ›

  • The realme Watch

    3.5cm (1.4″) Large Color Touchscreen with a high resolution of 320 x 320 pixels can display vivid and lifelike visuals which are so captivating that you’ll never want to look away. Its responsive touch lets you effortlessly control the watch…… Read More ›

  • The Dietrich Perception Watch

    When Emmanuel Dietrich designed the Perception, his goal was not only to explore his interest in “biomorphic” industrial design, but also to more specifically play with how time is displayed. It is worth noting that one of the highest callings… Read More ›