For those who do not know, Badollet is a young company, having started recently in 2006. The circumstances under which the company was born however are very interesting and speaks to the long history of Swiss watchmaking. Badollet in its current conception is a revival of an old company name.
I can see myself coming to the office, getting ready for the day by removing my watch and putting it in the Gyrowinder. Why? Well aside from keeping it wound and off my wrist while typing, I learned from movies that it will make my watch smarter, more capable, and possibly telekinetic. If the movie "The Lawnmower Man" is right, my watch will eventually outsmart me and plot my demise. All when I was simply just trying to help it. If all of that doesn't happen, then the worst case scenario is that my watch will simply get a headache and perhaps feel a bit nauseous after being all wound up in the Gyrowinder.
>Brand: Glam Rock
>Model: SoBe Tachymeter 44mm
>Would reviewer personally wear it: Maybe
>Friend we'd recommend it to first: Seasoned watch lovers will yearn for more, but it makes for a eye-catching piece for those with modest budgets or who just don't feel the need for anything high-end or mechanical. A decently exciting watch for "everyone else."
>Worst characteristic of watch: Interchangeable bezel system is slick but bezels other than the stock unit feel ill-designed for the watch's design.
>Best characteristic of watch: Not a "me too" fashion watch but is familiar enough to satisfy a lot of lay folk.
The overall package is definitely one to look out for at Baselworld 2013. Considering the buzz that Omega has already generated by the "leak" of the information on their website, this Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon will be one watch that many eyes will be on. We at aBlogtoWatch will definitely give you more details as they emerge at the official release next week. omegawatches.com
3. It’s 2013, When Will a Mainstream Smartwatch Finally Arrive?
Most of the watches that Molnar Fabry makes are in 18k gold (of various shades) with base Swiss movements. While I don't know the details of their process or the prices, knowing what I do I can guess how it works. Prospective clients must contact them wishing to commission a project. Assuming they are available, work begins by communicating with the client on what they are looking for. The design phase is mostly an exchange of pictures and like to get a visual design down. These watch decorator teams spend a lot of time creating concept and mock-up art. Once a design is agreed upon, work gets started and the process can be extremely time consuming. I'd imagine at least a few months per watch. Though companies like Molnar Fabry would be amiss to do one project at a time. While the work they are doing is quite traditional, it is ironically mostly designed and communicated through e-mail. I suppose it would be more romantic (though impractical) to visit Slovakia and chat about it over coffee and then beer for a few hours.
The L.U.C XP model from Chopard won the top prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve in the category of ‘ultra-thin watches’ when it was launched in 2006. Being a very slender 6.8mm thick, it is powered by a just over 3mm thick Chopard L.U.C. automatic movement.
One element of the watch that does coincide with the underwear is the strap. Like the waistband on the briefs, you have a large "2(X)IST" logo on the (thankfully) inner side of the silicon strap. Aside from that, this is a unique experience. The case design takes the most inspiration from Linde Werdelin actually, notably the Spidolite (you can see our review here). We like it when interesting boutique brands get "homaged" as opposed to the big guys. This isn't exactly a budget way of wearing a Linde Werdelin, but it is sort of close.
You can get more information on lume from aBlogtoWatch contributor Paul Hubbard's page.
It is probably a good thing that you can see the Space Craft watch on my wrist. It is not actually terribly large, but that doesn't mean it is necessarily small. The watch, while being very modern in its design, is more classic in its dimensions. Though, it is a tall watch in parts. The red color in the design and the complications makes me think that the watch is sort of a mechanical-styled KITT car. A 1980s throwback for sure, but this watch attempts to throw backwards and peek forward.
Ideally, there is a video attached to this article which describes in more detail the story behind what you are seeing. This watch is the Romain Jerome Space Craft, and like most things traveling in space, it is a lone object which arrived from a mysterious place. Romain Jerome had the compulsion to create something unique and unlike anything else in their collection. Something that also would not have anything else like it in the wider collection in the future. A random act of design, the Space Craft is still something that seems recognizable in 2013 given the existence of a fellow rare mechanical object.