LIV Watches Kickstarter Project Raises over $65K in 3 Days

The LIV Watches Kickstarter Project is currently the most funded watch project on Kickstarter… With still another 26 days to go, the project has raised $65,609 to date.

The LIV Genesis X1, a Swiss made 1/10th of a second chrono, launched via Kickstarter, on Sunday September 28 2014. The project reached it’s funding goal of $30,000 within 11 hours of launch.

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Cartier Tank Louis XL Model Watch is Exactly What Lola Wants

Leave it to Cartier to know that whatever Lola wants, Lola gets, and Cartier designed Tank Louis Cartier XL watch to meet her expectations to a “T”.

Tank Louis Cartier XL Model Watch (Ref: HP100705) is an luxurious redesign of its iconic Tank Louis Cartier rectangular case which is elaborately embellished to exhibit feminine ambiance and charm.

Tank Louis Cartier XL open-works case exhibits the divine mastery of its new Manufacture mechanical movement with manual winding – caliber 9616 MC skeleton, which appears to float freely within its diamond embellished 30mm X 39.2mm tank frame.

Cartier Tank Louis Cartier - XL Model 2

Tank Louis Cartier XL’s richly rhodium finished 18K white gold case shimmers set with 254 brilliant-cut diamonds for a total of 2.20 carts, along with an 18K white gold beaded crown which is also set with a brilliant-cut diamond (0.12 carats). The open-works dial is complemented by blued steel hour/minute and small second hands.

Tank Louis Cartier XL amazing caliber 9616 MC skeleton movement consists of 159 parts and 21 jewels. The overall dimensions of the movement is 26mm X 26.3mm with a thickness of 3.6mm. The balance beats at 28,000 vibrations per hour with a power reserve of 72 hours/3 days. This incredible movement is protected by a sapphire crystal and caseback. It is water resistant up to 3 bars and is adorned with a beautiful fuchsia alligator skin strap.

Cartier really does get Lola and your Lola will definitely love Tank Louis Cartier XL. This watch has all the refinement and luxury that is expected of the Cartier brand. Gents get your Lola a Tank Louis Cartier XL for her birthday, Mother’s Day or simply just because you can!

Visit watchesonnet.com to find your Lola a Cartier watch today!

 

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Give Mom the Perfect Boyfriend for Mother’s Day – Watch That Is!

Mom may be expecting the perfect boyfriend this Mother’s Day – Boyfriend Watch that is. Yes Mother’s Day is only a few hours away, if you haven’t found a gift for her yet Boyfriend watches are all the rage now.

Fossil Boyfriend watches are available in array of appealing styles and colors sure to captivate the heart of any Mom this Mother’s Day.

AM454

Cecile (Style AM4540) is a multifunction Boyfriend watch that’s sure to capture Mom’s attention. It presents with a 40mm case which is complimented by a turquoise or mint colored dial. The dial features three sub-dials: week day, minute and 24 hours indication. Roman numerals are located at 2, 4, 8 10and 12 o’clock and luminescent hour/minute and hour indication marks. The case and bracelet are finished in a beautiful polished rose gold tone stainless steel. $145

Fossil Cecile Boyfriend - Style AM4555

Cecile (Style AM4555) multifunction Boyfriend watch present with a lovely lavender color dial set in a silver tone stainless steel case and bracelet. The second hand is a lovely violet color and sweeps across the lavender dial. It is as Fossil describes it fresh and fashionable. $125

Fossil Cecile Boyfriend - Style 4549

Cecile (Style 4549) multifunction Boyfriend is another fresh and fashionable watch that captures attention with a bright orchid pink dial which is perfectly contrasted by rose gold tone sub-dials, case and bracelet. The orchid pink dial gives it a perfect feminine touch that’s sure to woo Mom with its timely charm. $145

Fossil Original Boyfriend - Style ES3494jpg

Original Boyfriend (Style ES3494) is Fossil’s tried-and-true classic style watch possessing all the traditional tomboy elements of a Boyfriend watch. It presents with a smoky brown dial complemented by rose gold tone hour indicator marks with sub-dials at 12, 6 and 9 o’clock and a date aperture window located at 4 o’clock. This is indeed a classic Boyfriend watch with a 38mm case in rose gold tone and matching interlinked bracelet. $125

All of the watches have an impressive 11 year warranty. Fossil also has an array of Boyfriend watches with clear stones embedded in the bezel. There is be a Boyfriend watch in the perfect style and color that’s sure to woo your Mom this Mother’s Day.

To view a vast selection of Fossil Boyfriend Watches visit Fossil.com or watchesonnet.com.

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Casio Edifice ERA300B-1AV and ERA300DB-1A2V – Designed for Function and Fashion

ERA300B-1AV and ERA300DB-1A2V are Casio’s newest watches to hail from its Edifice Collection designed specifically to translate both function and fashion for every dressed occasion.

The Edifice Collection welcomes ERA300B-1AV and ERA300DB-1A2 to its technologically charged family of watches that feature solar and/or twin sensor technologies.  ERA300B-1AV and ERA300DB-1A2 features include solar, twin sensor, auto neon illuminator and a water resistance up to 100 meters.

Casio ERA300B-1AV and ERA300DB-1A2 are not only designed to be technologically functional but to also possess a daring style so sophisticated that it compliments every occasion of a man that’s on the social track or simply relaxing at home. The new design translates a new era for Casio as it reaches out to men that not only want a watch with a high level of technological functions but also makes a fashionable statement in every social arena.

Casio Edifica ERA300B-1AV Pic1

ERA300B-1AV is equipped twin sensor (digital compass and thermometer) and neon illuminator technology. An impressive unique feature is the direct compass button (located at 9 o’clock) which when pressed immediately points the second hand north regardless of which geographical position one is standing. Its seamless multi-dimensional dial incorporates digital and analog design to deliver readable information provided by various watch functions. It is a resin analog-digital watch with a partially ion plated black bezel and is adorned with a black resin strap. ERA300B-1AV retails for $330.

Casio Edifice ERA300DB-1A2 Pic1

ERA300DB-1A2V is also equipped twin sensor (digital compass and thermometer) and neon illuminator technology. It also features the direct compass button (located at 9 o’clock) which when pressed immediately points the second hand north. ERA300DB-1A2V multi-dimensional dial also incorporates the digital and analog design. It is a stainless steel analog-digital watch featuring a partially ion plated black bezel and is adorned with a stainless steel bracelet. ERA300DB-1A2V retails for $380.

Both watches also feature full auto-calendar which is pre-programmed until year 2099 and 12/24 hour formats, as well as mineral glass covering the dials.

Shigenori Itoh, Chairman and CEO of Casio America, Inc. best described both watches when he said, “The latest additions to the EDIFICE collection possess a number of advanced technological features, while still incorporating a sense of style fit for work, the ball park or a relaxing night at home.” Enough said.

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Spectacular Diver Watches of 2014: IWC Re-Engineers Aquatimer Deep Three

(Part four of a four part series on luxury diver watches)

IWC Schaffhausen Aquatimer Collection established the watchmaker’s focus on diver’s watches for 2014 which was introduced in its re-engineered design of the Aquatimer Deep Three revealing dual mechanical depth gauges.

IWC Aquatimer Deep Three impressive design beckons divers to explore the watery depths wearing the largest watch ever produced in the Aquatimer collection. IWC’s re-mastered design of Aquatimer Deep Three builds upon previous versions of Aquatimer Deep One and Deep Two with a re-engineered mechanical addition of two depth gauges.

IWC Aquatimer Deep Three Underwater

IWC presented the second redesign of the Aquatimer Deep Two in 2009, which spring boarded from the original design of Aquatimer Deep One watch presented in 1999. IWC engineered the Aquatimer Deep watches to specifically appeal to professional divers wanting a diving instrument that would work in conjuction as a mechanical support the event the dive computer system malfunctioned.

IWC Aquatimer Deep Three Lumiscent view

Deep Three’s developed pressure metering system functionality is impressive as it is powerful. Two mechanical depth gauges (one red, the other blue), glide along a depth scale located on the left side of the watch’s dial. A mechanical pressure metering system inside of the case, allows water to enter thru miniature holes in the cover of the pressure converter creating water pressure which acts on a spring membrane that pushes a shaft towards the interior of the watch case. A system of levers are enacted moving the gauge’s of the two indicators. The blue depth gauge indicates the current dive depth whereas the red depth gauge or maximum depth indicator indicates the overall depth achieved on a given dive up to 50 meters. (The maximum depth gauge can be reset by merely pressing a push-button next to the pressure converter.)

IWC Aquatimer Deep One

IWC Aquatimer Deep Three - caseback

Aquatimer Deep Three dial show cases with a generous 46 mm titanium case which is 16.5 mm thick. Yes, this watch is exceptionally large, however that is the whole point of this professional diving instrument. Deep Three’s dial, internal bezel and hour/minute hands have luminescent treatments making it readable in the dark. It also has an external/internal rotating bezel and houses the automatic mechanical IWC caliber 30120 movement.  It is available with a black rubber strap and an optional stainless steel bracelet.

Aquatimer Deep Three retails for $19,100 and is by far one of IWC’s most spectacular timepieces.

To view a selection of IWC visit watchesonnet.com

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Spectacular Diver Watches of 2014: Hublot Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc Randheli Special Edition

(Part three of a four part series on luxury diver watches)

Hublot designed a special edition diver’s watch, so special that there are only 20 pieces of Hublot’s Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc Randheli Special Edition.

Hublot King Power Cheval Blanc

Hublot invested eighteen months in research and extensive testing in the development of Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc Randheli. The watch’s name was derived from the Cheval Blanc Randheli Hotel, a contemporary haven in Noonu Atoll in Maldives. It also happens to be the only place where the Hublot Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc Randheli watch can be purchased.

Cheval Blanc Randheli Garden Villa

Hublot King Power Cheval Blanc Cheval Blanc Randheli Garden VillaHotel Cheval Blanc Randheli Hotel - Island Villa

Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc underwent testing inside Roxer Tank where it was placed in a controlled pressurized environment equivalent to 5000 meters under water, however, is actually capable of withstanding pressure at 4000 meters, the depth at which it can be worn.

Hublot Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc Randheli has a 48 mm case crafted in light weight grade 2 titanium which is accentuated in a finely brushed satin finish. Its visual presentation is further illustrated in vibrant colors of white and yellow making it quite unique from the usual black color norm for most diver watches. The dial, flange and hands have been treated with in a bright yellow SuperLuminova™ hue allowing for readability when diving at a distance of 25 cm in the dark.

Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc Randheli has a helium valve which helps emit gases that the watch might intake while diving under water. The valve is located on the left side of the case which is attached at 10 o’clock.

The Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc Randheli caseback is etched with the Cheval Blanc Randheli Hotel’s emblem and Hublot’s name which is engraved in yellow.  Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc operates with an automatic caliber HUB1401 mechanism consisting of 180 components. It also has a power reserve of 42 hours.

HUBLOTOCEANOGRAPHIC 4000-CHEVAL-BLANC

As mentioned earlier Hublot Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc Randheli is a special limited edition timepiece of only 20 pieces with a retail price of $26,000 (USD).

For a selection of other Hublot watches please visit watchesonnet.com.

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Spectacular Diver Watches of 2014: Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk Blue and Orange

(Part two of a four part series on luxury diver’s watches)

Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk Blue and Orange captures attention in vivid colors of cobalt blue and coral orange.

There’s a new time shark circling the deep and its Girard-Perregaux vibrant Sea Hawk Blue and Orange. Girard-Perregaux has stirred the deep with this spectacular diver’s watch which at this point merely requires a dramatic musical score to cue its stunning entrance.

Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk Blue & Orange - Blue rubber strap model

Sea Hawk Blue and Orange striking visual acuity stuns with a cobalt blue dial (matched by its rubber strap) and a 15 minute diver’s scale (on the bezel), minute and reserve indicator hands accentuated in vibrant coral orange. Its rotating unidirectional bezel encompasses the sapphire crystal which has been designed to track diving time.

Girard-Perregaux designed the dial giving it a raised honeycomb effect adding dimension to Sea Hawk Blue and Orange’s character. It presents with a 44 mm diameter case which has a thickness of 17.1 mm, closely weighing in at a substantial 188 grams. It does have luminescent coating on the hour indication markers and hour/minute hands of the watch to allow for readability in darkness. A sloping outer flange incorporates the dial with the case and bezel along as well as the helium escape valve. Sea Hawk Blue and Orange is certified by ISO 6425 meaning it meets diving watch standards for professional use along with a water resistance up to 1000 meters.

Girard Perregaux Sea Hawk Blue & Orange- stainless steel bracelet

Sea Hawk Blue and Orange houses Girard-Perregaux’s in-house GP03300 automatic mechanical movement and has a screw down caseback.

Girard-Perragaux Sea Hawk in Blue and Orange is available with a blue rubber strap (Ref. 49960-19-431-FK4A) for $10,000 or with a stainless steel bracelet (Ref. 49960-19-431-11A) for $11,850. This watch is for the man that wants a certified diver’s watch that’s sure to make a statement in both performance and style.

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Spectacular Diver Watches of 2014

This year top luxury watchmakers took the plunge and emerged from the deep with diving watches structurally designed to perform in extreme conditions as well as transform into stylish everyday wear timepieces. Cartier, Girard-Perregaux, Hublot and IWC established a theme with their brands launching the year with spectacular diver’s watches.

 

(A four part series on luxury diver’s watches)

Cartier Calibre-de-Cartier Diver - Steel

Cartier raised the bar even for its exceptional standards by adding to its already prestigious Calibre de Cartier collection a diver’s watch – the Cartier Calibre De Cartier Diver Watch.

Cartier Calibre De Cartier Diver watch incorporates the brand’s appealing style with the technical requirements of ISO 6425 producing a watch to attract professional divers and admirers of diving watches alike.

Cartier Calibre-de-Cartier Diver - Pink Gold

Cartier Calibre De Cartier Diver is presented in a pink gold or stainless steel 42 mm case contrasted by a matt black dial that exhibits Roman numerals and an oversized Roman numeral twelve (a brand trademark) done in Super-Luminova as is the hour/minute hands and sub-dial. It has high quality 120-notch unidirectional rotating bezel with five-minute markers which is also done in Super-Luminova.

Cartier Calibre-de-Cartier - Super-Luminova for Readability

Cartier Calibre De Cartier Diver houses Cartier’s in-house 1904 MC self-winding mechanism, and contains ceramic ball bearings at the center of the rotor to aide in shock resistance and durability, all of which is protected by a thick crystal and a screw-in crown assuring water-resistance up to 990 feet. It is available adorned in a black rubber strap with a stainless steel or pink gold case, as well as in pink gold or stainless steel bracelets. Prices for the rubber strap versions is $8,200, stainless steel and pink gold $10,600 or an all pink gold version $28,000.

Cartier Calibre 1904 Mechanism

You can find a selection of Cartier watches on watchesonnet.com.

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Kickstarter Watch Projects Worth Checking Out: Carbon – The Only Watch that Charges Smart Phones and Devices! Part 2

Carbon by EnergyBionics has produced a watch that’s smart enough to charge your smart phone and other smart mobile devices. Finally a watch with a practical use that’s absolutely timeless!

It’s no secret that smart phones and smart watches have changed the way we navigate in the world today, however, keeping these devices charged can be both burdensome and challenging. Enters Carbon by EnergyBionics – a new solution that effectively answers the smart device need for chargeable energy.

Carbon by EnergyBionics has taken the advancements of energy harvesting technology and customized that technology using high-tech monocrystalline solar cells to harvest the sun’s energy (and indoor lighting). The solar cell stores and converts the sun’s energy into an electrical form of energy capable of producing an output of 1 Amp and 5 Volts in small traces of energy. This technological harvesting of energy is performed while Carbon is worn on the wrist. Carbon has also been equipped with a lithium battery which can be charged using a USB to provide charges for mobile devices as well.

Shown below are devices compatible with Carbon’s energy output of 1 Amp and 5 Volts:

 Carbon Compatible Mobile Devices

 Carbon rectangular watch cases offer simplistic dials in white, blue/white or orange/white. Despite this simplistic dial its outstanding solar charging ability out-weighs it face-value. Carbon is presented in two case finishes: brushed metal referred to as “Slate” and black PVD referred to as “Coal”.

Carbon Dial Colors

How Carbon Works  Carbon houses a Japanese analog movement with hour/minute hands that sweep over its custom solar cell surface. Depending on pledge level watch straps are available in standard 24mm off the shelf dark brown leather or a black smooth silicone.

Carbon - Slate Case with brown leather strap

Another dynamic of the Carbon watch is that it was designed according to International Protection standards with a Solid Particle Protection rating of 6 (no ingress of dust) and Liquid Ingress Protection rating of 4 (splashing water), meaning it should not be submerged in water.

Carbon Coal Case caseback

Carbon’s design, assembly, testing, manufacturing and packaging will occur in the US performed by the Energy Bionic Team. Carbon anticipated funding of goal is $15,000, as of April 28, the project has already received pledges in the amount of $30,900. The project will be completely funded on May 30, 2014 and seven pledge levels remain available at present.

Details about Carbon by EnergyBionics are available on Kickstarter.com – happy pledging.

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Kickstarter Watch Projects Worth Checking Out: Canvas Watch Company: Community Driven Watch Design – Part 1

Two interesting watch projects are approaching full funding on Kickstarter.com Canvas Watch Company and Carbon by Energy Bionics, both of which have a thread of commonality – watches manufactured in the US.

The Canvas Watch Company: Community Driven Watch Design project invites backers and community to participate in an interactive watch design collaborative by inviting them to select watch designs and lend their voices to the creative process while Canvas focuses on the crafting of watchmaking itself.

Canvas - Black Dial

Canvas Watch Company, hailing from Detroit, Michigan, springboarded from the premise that watch design is an art, as is mastering the very craft of watchmaking. Shaun Reinhold, the company’s innovative founder, has simplified the watch design process by creating an illustrator template file which enables them to merely open the file and organically design a watch based on their vision and that of their customers.

Canvas - White Dial

This innovative template brings a new approach to watch design that etches the watch design onto the sapphire crystal versus the actual dial surface – an incredible yet appealing design move. This innovative approach not only allows for the creative design of the sapphire crystal, but allows for watches with Swiss-made movements to be placed into production in counts of 250 pieces at a time. Canvas Watch Co. plans to assemble and manufacture their watches in the United States in an effort to effectively manage both the quality control and distribution of their watches in a matter of weeks versus months.

Watches will feature high grade 316L stainless steel cases that have a finely polished and brushed finish. The etched sapphire crystals are double AR-coated. The watches will house Swiss-made Ronda 513 quartz movement and will possess an accuracy of + / – 20 seconds per month. The watch crown and caseback are screw-down and the watch is water resistant up to 330 feet.

The watches are currently adorned with black leather straps which are contrasted by grey stitching. The watches are numbered (001-500) “1st Edition” on the caseback with Canvas Watch Co. branding on the strap, clasp and caseback.

Canvas Watch Company is seeking funding of $40,000 and currently has pledges of $29,183 with six days remaining to meet their goal. Here is an opportunity to contribute to a watch company that will offer interesting watch designs.

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