Offered in plain and black ion-plated stainless steel, the new Casio G-Shock Metal-Twisted (MTG-S1000D-1AJF) not only offers their pretty solid Triple G Resist shock protection technology and lots of useful functions, but also packs them in an impressively designed, massive body that makes your normal “sporty” chronograph look like a real pussy near this rugged giant.
It’s been years since Omega discontinued its (almost) legendary digital/analog Speedmaster Professional X-33 that, in its heyday, directly competed against a similar model from Breitling. Finally, the Swiss watchmaker has presented a totally reworked version of the piece. The 2012 Omega Spacemaster Z-33 (ref. 318.104.22.168.01.001) features an absolutely stunning (although somewhat controversial) design and belongs to the “love it or hate it” category. As you may have already guessed, the titanium-clad monster from outer space was first demonstrated in flesh earlier this month during Baselworld 2012 event. Here is our first “initial impressions”-style review on this beast.
Casio has updated its DW6900 line of funky yet shock-proof electronic watches with the flashy G-Shock Mirror-Metallic DW6900NB Collection that comprises four new members each offered in outrageously bright colors of their rubber straps and outer shells crafted from the same material.
During the Baselworld 2009 trade show, TechnoMarine has presented its all-black BlackWatch collection of diving chronographs. Primarily operating within the “entry-luxury” niche (e.g. the watches that cost up to $1000 for automatic three-handers and rarely more than $2000 for self-winding chronographs,) the brand can’t be labeled as ‘obscure’, but I can’t call it well-advertised, too: so far the most PR that it received was referred to its bombastic “Hummer” series that were inspired by the famous off-roader and, with its exaggerated, not especially elegant design, probably targeted the same sort of people who buy this sort of cars. Thankfully, this new collection is a lot more subdued and even shows rudimentary signs of good taste here and there.