One of the more interesting announcements at Basel this year came from the engineering team at TAG Heuer. The company's new Pendulum Concept replaces the traditional hairspring with a "virtual spring" that works by driving a pendulum that moves between magnetic fields.
The fields are controlled in 3D through complex geometric calculations and provide the linear restoring torque necessary for the alternative movements of the balance wheel. The oscillating period of the TAG Heuer Pendulum Concept is resistant to changes from perturbing forces, which makes it exceptionally accurate. The watch, which gets its name from a 1657 pendulum clock, actually beats at 43,200/hour (6 Hertz).
It may sound like mechanical magic, but the real witchcraft here is the elegance and simplicity of the watch itself.
The Air Max 1 is surely one of Nike's most timeless design examples. Three decades later and it still looks good. While it has seen some systematic changes in recent times, this time it receives a change in collar height and a colorway in black and gray camo. The Nike Sportswear Air Max 1 Mid FB will be available soon at select Nike Sportswear stockists. Read more
Nike Sportswear resurrects the Air Command Force, and the retro release stays true to the 1991 OG and couples the high ankle support with a pump apparatus on the heel and splatter detail along the midsole. Set to be available beginning September 20. Read more