watches

The Watch That Walked On The Moon Gets An Anniversary Upgrade

Believe it or not not, the watch that Buzz Aldrin wore as he took those first steps on the moon wasn’t some custom contraption engineered by NASA to endure the vacuum of space. It was an Omega Speedmaster Chronograph, and 45 years later the watchmaker has released a commemorative follow-up called the Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 — now made from space-age titanium.


There's An Actual Piece Of The Wright Flyer Inside Bremont's New Watch

Starting in 2010, Bremont has been paying homage to significant moments in the history of technology with a unique line of watches that includes the Codebreaker which celebrated the work of the WWII Enigma machine crackers. Now the watchmaker is honouring the Wright Brothers’ achievements with a new timepiece that includes an actual piece of the original Wright Flyer.


Always Be Prepared With This Watch That Hides A Survival Kit

It’s not often that you find yourself stuck alone in the wilderness with no hope of being rescued. But if you did you’d want the Recon 6 Watch strapped to your wrist. The timepiece opens up like a treasure chest to reveal a full survival kit tucked neatly inside.


The Earth Is At The Centre Of This Watch's Tiny Solar System

If deep down you just know that science was too quick to adopt the notion that the universe doesn’t revolve around the earth, with this Ptolemaic watch on your wrist you’ll be reassured we’re not just some random spec in the galaxy whenever you glance down to check the time.


iTime: Smartwatch Patent Shows Apple's Broad Ambitions

This morning, the folks over at AppleInsider discovered that Apple was granted a patent today for the iTime, which can only be described as a device-connected smartwatch that offers advanced functionality like arm and wrist gestures, as well as advanced proximity sensing, through a sensor-laden smart strap.


An Oversized 3D-Printed Tourbillon Reveals The Marvels Of Watchmaking

Even though they’re lacking the ability to notify you when a text message arrives, traditional mechanical watches still cost thousands of dollars more than the smartwatches released this year. And if you’ve always wondered why they’re so expensive, this 3D-printed over-sized model of one of the components that makes them tick will help explain why.


11 Dumb And Awesome Tricks Your Android Wear Watch Can Already Do

The smartwatches are here! Pre-orders of the first Android Wear watches from LG and Samsung ship today. But what can you do with your new toy when it actually shows up? You can get notifications on your wrist(!) sure, but there’s more where that came from. Here are some of the highlights.


You Set This Analogue Watch With Swipes, Not Dials

If you needed any further proof that buttons, dials and knobs are slowly being completely replaced by touch-sensitive alternatives, Rado’s new HyperChrome Touch Dual Timer watch is Exhibit A. Its old-school analogue display looks traditional enough, but finger gestures have replaced dials when it comes to setting the time.


Garmin's Approach S6 Is Like Wearing A Golf Coach On Your Wrist

Slowly but steadily, Garmin has been updating its golf-specific Approach watches every year, taking them from a simple method of finding your way around a course to serving as a personal assistant while you’re away from work. Now, the new S6 can even help you improve your swing and your handicap.


Audemars Piguet's New Watch Museum Looks Like Frozen Clockwork

In way, the 149-year-old Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet already has its own museum: The town of Le Brassus, where it’s located, is full of historic watchmaking workshops. But the iconic company is building its own dedicated museum anyway, and unsurprisingly it looks just like the intricate movements inside its super-expensive timepieces.