Distinctive, beautiful and just plain strange, the Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical is the brainchild of Vianney Halter and the engineering masterpiece of the DMC Group's Jean-François Ruchonnet. A wrist-watch built around a winch-driven chain fusee movement, it has a tiny 450 link chain and nickel silver drums; altogether there are 1,352 separate components.
We're used to Tokyoflash watches being huge slabs of blinking stainless steel, and attempting to transplant a little of the Japanese skyline onto our wrist. That's why this new Waku watch from the company is such a surprise - almost subtle, even - with its minimal metal and neat punctured-leather finish.
Too many over the edge digital spy gadgets we’ve seen; but this one is kickin’ it old school, an analog wristwatch with full-feature digital video camera that is capable of capturing both images and sounds.
A cell phone to me is a technology based electronic devices that hold no collective value compares to a sentiment item like a mechanical watch. I couldn’t see any value in a blinged-out handheld covered in gold or showered in diamonds. The connection fails as soon as the next technology rolls in with a bigger LCD screen, storage space or supports a faster communication protocol. But the Canadian has a unique way of making luxury cell phone worth more than its monetary value.
Tokyoflash have announced another watch, and it seems the readout on the Ni is so confusing that they've actually had to annotate the LEDs. Rows of lights are embedded into the horizontally-grooved stainless steel case, and at the touch of a button the LEDs illuminate in turn from top to bottom to let you add up exactly what time it is.
LG have officially launched the Prada II cellphone, as expected, and it's brought along a friend in the shape of a Bluetooth watch, the Prada Link. Like other such devices we've seen, it can show caller ID as well as preview text messages, without requiring you to whip out the handset itself (and promptly get mugged). As we've already seen, the Prada II itself is a 3G HSDPA (900/2100MHz) device with WiFi, a 3-inch capacitive WQVGA touchscreen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
It says a lot about me, I suppose, but when I was younger I thought a calculator-watch was possibly the coolest thing you could have on your wrist. Pro-electronics engineer David Jones obviously feels the same way, as he's replaced his broken Casio CFX-400 scientific calculator watch with a DIY μWatch based on a 16-bit microprocessor, two-line 16-character display and full keypad.