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…The Cabestan Winch Vertical Tourbillon is a chain driven watch?

Cabestan Winch Vertical Tourbillon

The Cabestan Winch Vertical Tourbillon is like no other watch in the world.

Time is told on two rotating drums (one for hours and one for minutes) that are made of engraved aluminum and set on ball bearings, and each drum is equipped with a resistance spring the enables you to disconnect it for time setting, as well as a small winch that is stored in the folding buckle of the bracelet that allows you to wind the watch.

Cabestan Winch Vertical Tourbillon Detail

However, what’s truly amazing is that this watch holds power through a chain drive that consists of 450 small links made of inoxidizable steel and riveted by hand. The chain is good for 72 hours of power reserve, and is wound around the watch in a way that follows the natural energy of the spring within.

The titanium case is made of seven components that are vacuum welded together with hydrogen in a conveyor oven, and Pyrex crystals that are thermoformed by hand cover all the bits and pieces underneath.

All this tech doesn’t come cheap however, as you’ll be paying anywhere between $275,000 and $400,000 for the privilege depending on how much bling you want, but when tech and exclusivity get together with beauty like this, money can quickly become no object for those with the means.

[Cabestan – Winch Vertical Tourbillon]

[Via: Book Of Joe]

…It’s Things Thursday: The Average Day?

The Average Day

The Average Day is a fantastic watch from Mr Jones Watches that “eschews the conventional division of a day into 24 hours, instead it divides into units of median daily routine”.

By breaking the dial down into segments that represent what an average person does on an average day, you can see what you should be, on average, doing at any time.

It’s even split into AM and PM, with the outer loop representing the former, and the inner representing the latter, so that you can roll right through a full 24 hours without missing a beat.

The production is a signed limited edition of 100 pieces, and each has the edition number engraved on the back of the case, which itself features commissioned artwork by Kate Street.

At just $150, if you want one, you better hurry.

[Mr Jones Watches]

[Via: LikeCool]

…Maison Martin Margiela says “Cheers”?

CheersThough I don’t usually agree with a lot of man jewelry, I think I could make an exception for this Cheers ring from Maison Martin Margiela.

With an antique brass look, it doesn’t scream “shiny thing, look at me”, and with a built in bottle opener, it adds a lot of function with just a little bit of form. Plus, the “Cheers” that is engraved in script on the top adds a nice little touch of class to an already classy ring.

Beer rings? I’ll take ’em.

[Maison Martin Margiela]

[Via: Acquire]