For the past week or so I have been fortunate enough to spend some hands-on time with the new URWERK UR-105 T-Rex. Unveiled at SIHH earlier this year as part of URWERK’s inaugural attendance at the event, the UR-105 T-Rex is a distinctive looking piece to say the least.
I think it’s pretty fair to say that Richard Mille surprised everyone this year at SIHH by unveiling the RMS05 Pen next to his RM 50-02 ACJ Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph and RM 67-01 Automatic Ultra Flat. Even more surprising – and interesting – however is the fact that this pen was presented as part of the core collection and not as an ‘add-on’ to the watch collection.
With a politically charged, 88th Academy Awards behind us, we can’t help but wonder what would it be like to have an Oscar ceremony for pens? I know, it sounds a little strange but we just really love pens. Come on, aren’t you even just a little bit curious to know who winners would be and why? Thought so. Well, read on to find out.
HYT Watches may have just unveiled my favorite version yet of its popular Skull watch, the HYT Skull Bad Boy. Dressed all in black – literally head to toe – the HYT Skull Bad Boy even features a new black liquid for the time zone indication, quite a deviation from the bright colors we are used to seeing. The watch is not due to be officially launched until next month at Baselworld but fortunately we can give you a quick sneak preview now.
How many times have you looked at a watch – or any other product for that matter- and said to yourself ‘I would’ve done it differently’? For me the ability to have that type of insight is what being a true aficionado is all about. Not just knowing a brand or its products but actually trying to really understand and appreciate the aesthetic and technical elements of its product’s design. Why did they do it this way? Why do I think it would look/work better that way?