A chunky number pad and no distinguishable display adds up to a cool new way to showcase the time!
Calculator, number pad or Digital locker? It’s a Keypad watch you’ve never seen before.
Even though you think you know how it should work, think again, geek.
Perfect for killing time especially for those professionally trained.
The Ressence Type 3 transports time from the dial to the crystal. The orbiting indications are bathed in a fluid that refracts light like air, so that the indications appear to be displayed directly onto the sapphire crystal – closer to the eye of the beholder. The high-contrast white indicators against the black dial appear to be projected onto the top crystal as if onto a screen. Type 3 offers a tangible feeling of being able to touch time itself.
Discs displaying hours, minutes, seconds and days revolve under the domed sapphire crystal, while the date is read from the perimeter of the dial at 6 o’clock. The indications discs continually revolve, as does the whole dial itself. The face of the watch is constantly changing in the same way that a human face is transformed by each passing emotion.
Ressence design is characterised by purity and minimalism. This quest for pared-down design includes the process of dematerialising the timepiece; a process illustrated by the elimination of traditional hands and by the invisible fluid technology used to project the indications. And by removing the crown, the TYPE 3 opens up a whole new chapter in this quest for simplicity.
The sapphire case back fulfils the functions of the crown with quadrants on the case back replacing different crown positions. The Type 3 is wound up by turning the case back. To change the date, it is simply necessary to make a longer rotation through 200° in order to arrive at the date quadrant. The hour is set by starting from the neutral position and turning in the direction indicated. A gravitational gearing system allows time setting to be disconnected by simply inverting the watch.
Just before Christmas, the British carmaker released a new line inspired by its MP4-12C sports car seriesthat includes a variety of accessories, clothing and luggage with a price to match its name…
Before you begin to make your dream list, we’ll give a few examples of what you can and cannot afford to buy from McLaren’s MP4-12C catalogue.
One of the more affordable items found on the web-store is the men’s polo t-shirt which is set at £149 (equal to US$242 or €183).
The cool looking three-piece luggage set that is tailor made to fit in the compartment of the MP4-12C costs £3,950 (US$6,400 or €4,850), while the TAG Heuer MP4-12C Watch is listed at a paltry £8,950 (US$14,500 or €11,000).
(vía Carscoop; mclarenstore.com)
- Housing Material: polycarbonate
- Strap Material: silicone
- Heart Rate Monitor:
- Digital Compass:
- Chronograph: yes
- Computer Compatible:
- Water-Resistant: yes, 100m
- Weekday Indicator:
- Battery Type:
- Battery Life:
- Face Size: 49 mm
- Recommended Use: streetwear
- Manufacturer Warranty: 2 years
Seiko Star Wars Watches: Force Time!
The limited-edition Seiko Brightz R2-D2 watch is the geekiest of the collection, featuring a 300dpi black and white screen which can display scenes from the Star Wars films.
But if you’re in the market for a more timeless design, you might want to check out one of the other watch designs, which include Darth Vader, Darth Maul and Stormtrooper models with a dramatic black band, as well as a gold-accented C-3PO and green-tinged Yoda watch.
The Vader model is even embellished with tiny diamonds.