Amidst a successful run with Google Android powering most Samsung devices, the company is shifting towards their own open source-ish, Linux-based Tizen platform. The follow up to the original Samsung Gear has a 1GHz dual-core chip, 2 megapixel camera, 4GB of storage, 512 of memory, gyroscope, accelerometer, fitness tracking, heart rate monitor, app, email and text notifications, Bluetooth 4.0, serves as a media player remote and probably more I am forgetting. However, if you actually just want to know the time, the Samsung Gear 2 is also watch.
Hublot, the official timekeeper of the 2014 World Cup in addition to rolling out a new boutique in Rio de Janeiro just in time for the event has unveiled some new hardware in honor of Pelé, the soccer legend that hails from Brazil. The Classic Fusion Pelé takes the Hublot Classic Aero Chronograph and infuses it with a football elements (that’s soccer, not the NFL) styled onto the black rubber and black calf straps with yellow contrast stitching and the signature of the legendary forward / midfielder on the back. Limited to only 250 pieces, the 45mm Hublot Pelé Chronograph has a sapphire dial, polished and satin-finished black ceramic case and bezel with PVD titanium screws, and self-winding Skeleton Chronograph movements.
Know the hour in Zulu time or UTC, the World Timer Automatic Chronograph from Bremont boasts proud technology and engineering to run alongside its growing heritage. Along with military specs and automatic self-winding movements, you will find a sapphire crystal that will probably last beyond your expectation (unless you’re a black budget military operative) and a hardened stainless steel scratch resistant PVD case that should allow you to feel more at ease when doing your more dirty work, even under water @ 100 meters.
The Onitsuka Tiger Watch Collection applies a retro feel to the Onitsuka Tiger brand without appearing garish or gimmicky. The collection offers two distinct styles in an array of colors. Select your choice of chronograph or a basic three-hand as both timepieces capture the heritage of Onitsuka Tiger effortlessly. The watches are enclosed in stainless steel, with Seiko movements behind curved mineral glass and water resistant up to 100 meters. Both styles have an engraved Onitsuka Tiger on the rear and take styling cues from the 1970′s and the classic Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 sneakers. The new Onitsuka Tiger watch collection is identifiable by the square cases unlike earlier versions. Expect the new Onitsuka Tiger watches at retailers worldwide in August.
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of navigating the earth on the wrist of Scott Carpenter, one of the original seven members of NASA’s Project Mercury, Breitling has created the Navitimer Cosmonaute. A limited production 43mm stainless steel chronograph certified by the COSC, with a 24-hour display, an engraved Aurora 7 insignia, Celsius / Fahrenheit conversion scale, bidirectional rotating bezel with circular slide rule and 39 jewels. The Navitimer Cosmonaute pushes forward yet remains faithful to Breitling’s aeronautical heritage.
April 1st marked the first official day of Nike+ SportWatch GPS availability. Revealed during the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, the new Nike+ SportWatch GPS has a tap screen and is ready to keep track of all your stats like time, distance, pace, heart rate, and calories burned. Additionally, the latest to the Nike+ lineup also tracks your run history, alerts you with run reminders in case you forget and has GPS location tracking to keep history of where you run. The Nike+ SportWatch GPS is social too, allowing you to upload your runs to Facebook and Twitter, but if you’re really badass (or just goal-oriented) you can upload and sync your data to Nikeplus, Nike’s massive online running community, where you can keep track of all your runs, get coaching, set goals and participate in challenges.
Famed British industrial designer Jasper Morrison lent his craft to Swiss watchmaker Rado recently to produce an XXL variation of the award winning Rado r5.5 chronograph. The XXL variation maintains the essence of the Rado r5.5 while incorporating a new oversized quartz movement. Available in matte finishes of black or platinum, the clean and fresh lines of the ceramic Rado r5.5 XXL chronograph are casual yet sophisticated, making this watch an appreciated and deserving accessory for your weekend wrist.
Nixon’s first Swiss made ceramic watch, the Nixon Ceramic Player The eye-catching, all white solid ceramic case and band hold carefully constructed Swiss movements, topped off with a perfectly placed ruby. Priced at $1,300, you can also pick up the Nixon Ceramic Player in Black.
It’s been a while since BigBerries covered a Nixon watch. You’re due another winner. Introducing the Nixon Block SS. Customized stainless steel (100 meters), hardened mineral crystal and a raised bezel that demands attention. The Nixon Block SS
If you don’t think you’ll be riding in a Rolls Royce anytime soon, this Phantom may be just for you. The BR 01 Phantom from Bell & Ross allows you to transition from day to night without the need to change your timepiece. Carbon finish, with a steel case, the Bell & Ross BR 01 Phantom is limited to only 500 pieces and should make a nice addition to any collection. BR 01 Phantom