De GRISOGONO unveiled the world's first mechanical watch to display time digital and analog with the MECCANICO dG.
The De GRISOGONO MECCANICO dG is extremely complicated and consists of 651 components. the MECCANICO dG timepiece displays two distinct timezones and two displays.
Luxury watch maker Graham offers a new Graham Chronofighter R.A.C. “Havana Rush” with stainless steel case with 5N red gold bezel and crown.
The Havana color is applied on an azuré treated dial, faceted with big 12 and 6 numerals and square hour markers.
URWERK unveiled their latest audacious creation, the UR-202. In 2006 Urwerk already amazed with the Urwerk 103 and in 2007 it was the time for the Urwerk 210 to shine.
The new UR-202 is highly dramatic and features besides the patented revolving satellite complication the innovative new winding system regulated by compressed air.
Diesel unveiled new cool watches for 2008. The line-up of the Diesel watches include the futuristic styled DZ7091 (photo).When a button is pushed on the Diesel DZ7091, the time appears from behind a mirror display. Following right on time is the word Diesel. The scrolling message is programmable for up to 20 characters.
Tag Heuer released details about their first mobile phone. The Tag Heuer Meridiist cell phone will be launching in September reports I4U NEWS.
We reported about the first Rumors of a Tag Heuer mobile phone back in January of 2007.
The World's largest watch trade-show BaselWorld came to a close again. As reported despite world-wide financial turbulences and economic down-turn in some parts of the world, the BaselWorld 2008 broke again its visitor record. 106,800 visitors descended onto Basel to see the newest watches and jewelry.
We reported about tons of new wristwatches over the last weeks and by far have not covered all of the new releases - It is an impossible task.
The BaselWorld 2008 comes to a close and it is another record breaking year for the largest watch trade-show in the world.
The 2,087 exhibiting companies from 45 countries were thrilled at the record figure of 106,800 visitors (up 5%) to the show from around the world.
Zenith unveiled the futuristic Port Royal watches at the BaselWorld 2008. It falls for me in the same cool tech inspired design spirit as the RSW Outland and Hamilton Code Breaker, which also have been revealed at the BaselWorld 2008. Do we have a new trend of luxury tech/sci-fi inspired timepieces? If yes, I am all for it.
Austrian watch maker Laks unveils the world's first wristwatch with integrated DVB-T TV tuner. At first I thought this is another take of a wrist TV watch, which is dearly needed, after the NHJ demise in 2005, but the Laks DVB-T TV watch does not have a display.
The LAKS TV watch connects via USB to a PC or Mac and you can watch digital terrestrial Television.
Swiss Rama Watch Sa offers under RSW brand interesting timepieces. At the BaselWorld 2008 they introduced the RSW Outland. I am always fascinated by watch designs that are very technical and have an futuristic touch. The RSW Outland features a square face that has big screws to attach the band, could be straight out of a sci-fi movie.
Rama says "The RSW Outland design is inspired by the postmodern "high-tech" movement of the 1970s, a period in which architecture was a privileged mode of expression and a concept that is loyally incarnated by the Outland timepiece."
Seiko unveiled at the BaselWorld 2008 the new limited edition Arctura.
The Seiko SEIKO Arctura Ultimate Kinetic Chronograph SLQ025 features the 9T82 caliber. Each of the five inner dials is framed by a strong circular ring and they give the whole design an air of clarity and simplicity. Like rain drops landing on water, the dials are bright, alive and beautiful.
Seiko introduces new Motor Sport inspired Sportura watches at the BaselWorld 2008.
For 2008, the choice of Seiko Sportura chronographs is widened yet further by the addition of an entirely new double retrograde caliber, and a delightful series of chronographs for women. And SEIKO's support of the Honda Racing F1 Team is celebrated in a new watch that proudly bears the team livery and which will be worn by the team during the 2008 season.