Archive for October, 2011

Unofficial Nooka Concept and We Like It

Whenever a concept comes into our box, I can usually make a quick decision as to whether or not it’ll make it to the blog by giving it a once-over. But when it’s a concept inspired by and designed for an international brand, my immediate response will either be harsh or laboriously complimentary. Fortunately this concept falls into the latter. I know Nooka and its head henchman Matt Waldman so I can say with certainty, this concept watch takes the Nooka DNA and twists it into something new. Kudos.

Nooka is a dichotomy with their minimalist aesthetics accompanied by some of the most complicated time faces. It’s a place where art, design and logic meet. If you don’t have an affinity for at least two of those pre-requisites, you’re never going to understand Nooka. Designer Mario Troise does. This watch is minimalist, elegant, futuristic, easy to make and forces you to think of time yet in another visual way – this time made of up twelve boxes each made of up single pixels. Love or hate, I think it’s definitely Nooka.

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This Watch has Balls

The limited edition Ringen watch by designer Marc Tran was inspired by the perfect roundness of balls and automotive shapes. The watch is composed mostly of white gold, but the blue disc that represents the hours is made of brushed, anodized aluminum and adds a touch of youth to the overall design. A blue ball is moved along a horizontal progression of black slats that each represent 2 minutes. An additional blue ball orbits the face to display seconds. Anything but ordinary!

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Casio Baby-G Leopard skin pattern designs CASKET BGA-200LP Watch Series

Leopard skin pattern designs

Leopard skin patterns on the faces and belts of these models create a look that is fashionably wild. The patterns include one “secret” heart shaped spot. Available in a choice of popular colors: white, pink or brown.

BGA-200LP-4E,   BGA-200LP-5E,   BGA-200LP-7E

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  • Case / bezel material: Resin
  • Resin Band
  • 100-meter water resistance
  • Mineral Glass
  • Shock Resistant
  • LED light
    afterglow
  • World time
    29 time zones (48 cities + coordinated universal time), city code display, daylight saving on/off
  • 1/100-second stopwatch
    Measuring capacity: 59′59.99”
    Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
  • Countdown timer
    Measuring unit: 1 second
    Input range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)
  • Daily alarm
  • Hourly time signal
  • Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
  • 12/24-hour format
  • Button operation tone on/off
  • Regular timekeeping
    Analog: 2 hands (hour, minute (hand moves every 20 seconds))
    Digital: Hour, minute, second, pm, day, day of the week
  • Accuracy: ±30 seconds per month
  • Approx. battery life: 2 years on SR726W × 2
  • Size of case/total weight: 43.2 X 36 X 13.4 mm/42 g
  • LED:Umber

For more hot watches, please visit www.nzwatches.com

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