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.
This collaborative Spring/Summer 2014 footwear release reimagines the Lacoste Wytham silhouette with premium “On Court” and “Off Court” builds. The uppers comprise of tumbled leather and chalk suede, paired with a molded cup sole and padded lining with contrasting collars. An old-school “sunburst” perf pattern is featured along the toe box, while branding has been reserved for the tongue and footbed. Each pair will come complete with dust bags and multiple sets of laces. Expected to debut on May 3rd. Read more
Here's a look at the latest colorways for the Sk8-Hi Reissue Zip LX from Vans Vault. Each model features a nubuck toe, tongue, eyestay and heel with a suede Sidestrip and leather paneling. Additional details include metal eyelets, a heel zipper, rawhide laces and Vans’ iconic vulcanized sole unit. Available in black, jester red and peacoat (navy) colorways, releasing May 2014 at select Vans Vault retailers. Read more
Here's a clip of some crazy ass traffic and why there needs to be rules when it comes to the road. The video below shows Meskel Square in Addis Ababa, Ethiopa, which is just about one of the most chaotic intersections in the world. There are no traffic lights, signs, or signals. Read more