The future of luxury goods – from toxic waste urns to a compass that helps you ...
From the moment you encounter the grotesque glass entrails of the chandelier above the ticket desk, like the centrepiece of an oligarch's banquet, to the last pearl-encrusted gown in the fashion galleries, it is a parade of outrageous extravagance ...
April 21, 2015
Four Major Watch Trends From Baselworld 2015—Plus One We're Tired of ...
There were some incredible watches, both formal and sport, plus some downright ugly ones (and even a $35,000 robot-shaped clock). Watches don't have seasonal cycles as fashion does, but every year trends do emerge. They can be as simple as a popular ...
March 27, 2015
Haute Residence L.A. Luxury Real Estate Summit Recap: 'Power Players Under ...
It's turned real estate agents in the world of luxury real estate into rock stars. I get dozens of emails every week from people around the world–because the show plays in 70 different countries–of You inspired me to get into real estate. You inspired ...
April 12, 2015
Philips 40-inch 4K monitor review
The picture here doesn't really do this screen any justice at all. This is Philips' 40-inch 4K monitor. Yes, monitor. For all it's televisual heritage the BDM4065UC, or wunder-screen as I've taken to calling it, is a proper PC monitor. It's got a full ...
January 15, 2015
Pantone 2015 autumn jewellery trend guide
Pantone has released 10 autumn shades – described as being “androgynous” in nature – set to influence jewellery trends this coming season. The globally recognised colour expert, Pantone, has once again collaborated with fashion designers from New ...
March 21, 2015
Jewellery just got smarter
According to research company International Data Corporation, global wearable technology shipment volumes are predicted to exceed 19 million units this year (more than triple the figure in 2013) while data from research service Statistica shows that ...
October 26, 2014
Summer jewellery styles set to sizzle
And don't miss our story on the Japanese watch companies that have developed their own niches in order to compete in the Swiss-dominated global market. JAA members* should already have received their printed copy in the mail while our Premium ...
September 20, 2014
ow to exhibit luxury in a museum that has it all. From the moment you encounter the grotesque glass entrails of the chandelier above the ticket desk, like the centrepiece of an oligarch’s banquet, to the last pearl-encrusted gown in the fashion galleries, it is a parade of outrageous extravagance. In the first room, where a great golden pendulum pours glass sand on to a plinth in the centre of the space, like a monumental egg-timer from Nero’s palace, pairs of objects are combined in cases under headings like Pleasure, Passion, Expertise... Under the title Investment, where you might expect to see a model of an empty tower of luxury apartments, are instead two extraordinary objects that show a huge investment of time and care. One is a necklace that looks like the frothy foam of bubble bath, made by jeweller Nora Fok , for which each bubble was hand-knitted in nylon filament around a different-sized marble. The other is a series of glasses etched with dimples by Max Lamb , which increase in price according to the number of dimples – as both a reflection of time invested and the increasing fragility of the glass.
Whether it's due to the creativity coming from independent watchmakers or the challenges being posed by wearables-making technology giants , watchmakers are working with less-common materials—and even inventing new ones. New materials also means new finishes, so your watch can look like the performance machine it is. 2. Going Brown (and Blue) It's something of a running joke among those of us who scribble about watches for a living that every spring, you can count... Nearly every major brand, from Bulgari to Rolex, seemed to unveil some blue-dialed creation, while a handful of smaller brands, including Grand Seiko and Vulcain, showed sophisticated brown models. Blue is easy, brown is hard, and there are an abundance of good options out there, whichever way you want to go. 3. Embracing Digital Technology The Swiss mechanical watch industry got pummeled in the 1970s and '80s, when quartz watches from Asia... Makers such as Frederique Constant are launching combination wristwatch-fitness trackers , while Bulgari announced a concept watch that acts as a digital key to encrypted data. The big news, of course, was TAG Heuer's partnership with Google and Intel , though it will be a few months before we see a full-fledged Android Wear watch emerge from Switzerland.
This is Philips’ 40-inch 4K monitor. For all it’s televisual heritage the BDM4065UC, or wunder-screen as I’ve taken to calling it, is a proper PC monitor. It’s got a full DisplayPort connection, as well as a host of HDMI ports, and a decent VA panel capable of throwing its 4K weight around at a full 60Hz. This is genuinely the first 4K monitor to make me give a wet slap about the current... And running a 4K panel at 100%, even the relatively large 28-inch screens, means you’ll still be forever squinting at text and icons. After using one as my main screen for a good while I found I was getting back ache from constantly hunching over to press my nose against the screen. But with this enormous 40-inch panel you’ve got almost the same pixel pitch as a 27-inch 1440p monitor. and with the bright, clear VA panel Philips have used in the wunder-screen, the colours and contrast are far better than the improved TN panels we’ve seen recently. And because it’s a VA panel you get the inkiest blacks of any screen technology, and boy, does Elite: Dangerous look good writ this large. I’ve played Shadow of Mordor at 4K before, but with the Philips was the first time the detailed textures really had such an impact. On the 28-inch, or even 32-inch 4K screens, you really don’t get such a feeling for the extra resolution.
Retro-style handmade walnut desk clocks by Magszilla
Really nice things, these handmade walnut desk ... with a Seiko quartz movement within and a space for a single AA battery for power. There are five styles of hands available for the face too. All of that costs £25.71 and the clocks ship worldwide.
May 6, 2015
Seiko launches new range of Wall clocks ‘Melodies in Motion’
This clock is a visual and auditory magnet, drawing every eye and ear to it, with 20 colourful LED lights that are synchronized to sparkle every hour, accompanied by a melody. A special sensor disengages all melodies and motions when night falls.
December 29, 2014
10 Clever Clocks & Watches That Spring Forward (And Back) By Themselves
It's lightweight -- only 3.7 ounces. Runs on one AAA battery. 5. Seiko Advanced Technology Global Atomic Alarm Clock Seiko has a few different models of this clock, but I prefer this one... it's sleek. Model number is QHRO18KLH. This Seiko is a traveler to ...
January 27, 2013
SEIKO appointed as official watch partner of KKR
Since 1881, SEIKO has introduced many landmark innovations in precision timekeeping – starting with the production of Japan’s first wristwatch in 1913 and including the creation of the world’s first quartz watch in 1969, and very recently ...
April 14, 2013
does our mail and packages get scanned?
Scanning every piece of mail would be an impossible task and would take far too long. Mail is subjected to further analysis only if those in the sorting office have a reasonable suspicion. Such as the colouring or smell of a package. In the case of airmail ...
March 8, 2011
PyramidTalk: Seiko updates their cult clocks from the 1980s
Seiko started selling the clock in 1984, and it turned out to be a big worldwide hit, with sales ballooning to 200,000 units per year at its peak. And now, just in time for Christmas, consumers (in Japan, at least) can lay their hands on an updated version ...
December 22, 2009
Key Challenges and Issues facing the World Watches & Clocks Markets
II-1 Industry Highlights II-1 Table 1: Worldwide Market for Watches (2006 ... 42 The Consumer Product Division Launches Thermo solutions Desk and Wall Clocks II-42 Sportura Collection from Seiko II-42 Seiko Introduces Vivace Collection II-42 Casio ...
May 5, 2008