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WEWOOD watches

PHILOSOPHY

Yes – WE WOOD

WEWOOD has emerged out of Italy as an emblem of eco-luxury and design, committed to the health of our planet. WEWOOD is the avant-garde approach to sophisticated sustainability.

The Tree and The Wood Watch

WEWOOD lets us rediscover nature in its beauty, its simplicity and inspired design. It reminds us of a tree’s powerful way of life; rooted, yet reaching.

Completely absent of artificial and toxic materials, the WEWOOD Timepiece is as natural as your wrist. It respects your skin as you respect nature by choosing it. Your WEWOOD Watch breathes the same air that you breathe and may awaken memories from another time and place. Your WEWOOD Watch records your sensations and shares your experiences as the perfect natural mate, whose story also becomes yours to wear, smell and feel.

Rebuilding an Endangered Ecosystem – One Tree at the Time

A philosophy not implemented is only a dream. Conversely, when you get your WEWOOD Timepiece, you can feel confident you’re making a difference. One Timepiece plants one tree, and together we help to ensure the health and survival of the natural world.

One Watch  – One Tree – One Planet

“The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.”

Written by Offbeatism [LMD]

May 6, 2011 at 4:19 pm

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I’m a happy nerd [2]

Inspired by some of the first personal computers ever made. Large PU pushers help bring the Datamat’s retrospective color and style to a new mathematical level. Made by Vestal.

SPECS: Injection molded ABS Plastic 35mm wide, poly urethane band, plastic buckle, solid mineral crystal with digital calculator movement.

Written by Offbeatism [LMD]

November 10, 2010 at 5:59 pm

SWATCH X IVÁN NAVARRO

Limited edition “You stop you die” watch. Available at select Swatch stores across South East Asia or €50 at Colette.

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July 8, 2010 at 1:52 pm

JC/DC Pop Hours

Vodpod videos no longer available.JC/DC Lego Runway Show

JC/DC Pop Hours is a collaboration between Jean-Charles de Castelbajac & odm. Playfully designed in six color combinations, these watches are packaged in the form of a Rubik’s cube for a complete 80’s vibe.

After the success of the JC/DC Lego collection, Fashion Designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac continue to extend his line into different categories & styles. His most current Lego fashion show included a Mohawk-style Lego helmet, Lego fabric print twists and iconic 80’s designer, Moschino’s spliced pocket jacket.

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November 19, 2009 at 1:49 pm

Nerd approved

This vintage tin robot concept watch from Azimuth was inspired by the 1950s Lantern Robot. When it comes to this particular model, the Singaporean brand shows design creativity compared to their other timepieces. Not only is Mr. Roboto fun, it is complemented with user-friendly functions as well.

Mr. Roboto’s left ‘eye’ is the hour register & his right ‘eye’ comes with GMT indication. The nose region joint with the mouth region are the seconds & retrograde minutes placements respectively.

Written by Offbeatism [LMD]

November 5, 2009 at 9:19 am

Devil in the details

Corum-LuciferThe idea for Corum’s Bubble was suggested by a Rolex watch featured on Professor Picard’s submarine that had been equipped with a huge sapphire responsible for pressure-resistance. Part of the Bubble Collection is the controversial Bubble Lucifer which was a big hit in Japan, Europe & with collectors worldwide.

In an interview, Chairman of Montres Corum, Severin Wunderman explains that this theme was not about the dark side, but the humor behind life’s certainty, taxes and death. Mr. Wunderman shares that with taxes, he’s been there, paid a lot of it & was simply not interested. But after having survived a life-threatening illness, he wanted to know everything about death.

Due to this endeavor, Mr. Wunderman discovered a vast client base of Mortica collectors that he could cater to. In America, such aficionados rode Harley Davidsons on sundays while sporting their leather jackets and high-end watches. These people just happen to be directors of very big companies who Mr. Wunderman made timepieces for at $100K a pop.

Corum’s most famous Bubble design has Lucifer marking off the seconds with his pitchfork while indicating the hours with his tail. This Collector’s Series comes in two versions- automatic or chronograph, each in a limited series of 666 watches.

[Source: The PuristS]

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November 1, 2009 at 2:31 pm

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