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.
New Balance and Horween Leather Company teamed up for another collaborative release dubbed The Horween Leather x New Balance M996BHR. It uses the M995BHR silhouette and wraps it in Horween's signature waxy and supple leather materials and features a deep burgundy leather upper with tanned brown accents throughout and will release on March 2 at New Balance stockists. Read more
DKNY and PONY teamed up to reimagine PONY's M-100 sneaker and gave it a luxurious makeover for modern times. The high-top shoe will be available at PONY retailers starting July 3 and will retail for $250 USD. Read more