Monday, July 30, 2012

New Raidillon Watches of Belgium - Limited Editions of 55 Timepieces Each!


Incredible New Limited Edition Collection From Belgium

Born out of a passion for fine timepieces and the motor racing spirit. Raidillon timepieces are powered by Swiss-engineered movements, which are self-winding. All watches are part of a limited series of 55 timepieces. A number derived from the company’s official partnership with the epic Spa 24-hour race, in which 55 cars are eligible to take part. And just like in motor racing, the forbidding number 13 has been left out.


Raidillon Swiss Limited Edition Mystery Chronograph
Raidillon. What’s in a name? In this case, one of the most famous and daunting curves in motor racing. A fast uphill sweep on the legendary Spa-Francorchamps race track. Uncompromising and highly technical. A place where the men are separated from the boys. And the perfect inspiration for a collection of watches and chronographs, born out of a passion for fine timepieces and the motor racing spirit.
Raidillon Swiss Ebony Limited Edition GMT Power Reseve
Whether a model’s design is sports-chic or embedded with classic aesthetics, Raidillon watches have genuine character. Their style is different, everlasting and one of sober elegance.
Raidillon Swiss Steel Limited Edition GMT Power Reseve
Limited series
All watches are part of a limited series of 55 timepieces. A number derived from the company’s official partnership with the epic Spa 24-hour race, in which 55 cars are eligible to take part. And just like in motor racing, the forbidding number 13 has been left out.
Raidillon Bronze Swiss Limited Edition Chronograph

Swiss-made self-winding movement. Calibre : Valjoux 7750. Visible from the back, Raidillon oscillating weight cut into steering wheel shape. Beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4hz, and providing 40 hours of power reserve. 25 jewels.
Watertight to 10 ATM.
Stainless steel case – 42 mm diameter: 316L (surgical stainless steel), sapphire glass with double anti-reflection treatment and back cover affixed by 7 screws. Engraved screw-down crown, stamped 55. 2 push buttons with ‘Clous de Paris’ relief.
Strap according to choice, in anti-allergic eco veal leather skin (chrome-free treatment) or nubuck buffalo leather skin, hand-sewn in Belgium. Folding clasp with engraved Raidillon logo.
Limited to 55 original masterpieces
5 year guarantee
Raidillon is committed to providing superior after- sales service for all of their models, regardless of age and even if they are returned for service from the other side of the world. They also maintain stocks of specific spare parts, even when a model has sold out. Last but not least: 5-year warranty; worldwide warranty, except for the strap and glass.

Cool New Styles from Tendence of Switzerland


New Heights in Horology - Cool New Collections from Tendence of Switzerland

You're gonna stand out of the crowd, no doubt about it, if you want to blend in with your friends wearing Rolex and Tag, Do Not Buy A TENDENCE WATCH! But if you're the kind of person that wants something different, something special, these new collections of Swiss Tendence watches definitely fit the bill.
Featuring extreme colors, compositions and dimensions, these are pure statements of originality, quality and style.


Packed with wild color and composition, the boldest of the new styles is appropriately named 'CRAZY'. See the Tendence Crazy Collection.
Tendence 'FANTASY' 3H Blue/Orange
Like no other watch in the world, the new collection of Tendence 'Fantasy' Watches utilize light in a very unique way, the transparent sides of the case allow light inside up into the extremely dimensional transparent digits and glow. The green model below is the best example of how that non-electric light-play is generated. Super cool!
Tendence 'FANTASY' 3H Black/Green
Tendence 'SWISS MADE' Collection
The Tendence Swiss Made collection combines the precision Swiss watchmaking with the wild style of the Tendence designers. The combination proves to be very effective and more exclusive.
Tendence 'SLIM POP' Collection
Thin is in with the latest Tendence Slim Pop Collection. Building upon the popularity of the Slim line, Tendence has introduced a powerful new group of thin stylish chronographs and three handed watches.
Tendence 'CRYSTAL HEAD SKULL' Hydrogen Watch Collection
Quite honestly, the most popular Tendence watches have been the Hydrogen Skull. They're now available as a set with a Crystal Head Vodka Skull shotglass! Check out the Tendence Crystal Head Skull Watches.
Tendence 'G-47' Collection
Last but not least, the technically stylish Tendence G-47 collection offers new compositions and technical features not yet seen by this upcoming young brand from Switzerland.

Friday, July 20, 2012

New LIP Watches at Watchismo - Ahead of their Time, Then and Now

New LIP Panoramic, Big TV Automatic and Mach 2000!

The Coolest French Watches -Since 1867

Special offer for our blog readers, use the code LIP15 for 15% off any LIP watch at Watchismo. Expires in one week.*

LIP watches are a perfect blend of the past, present and future of watch design. LIP was ahead of their time when first introducing these revolutionary designs in the early seventies. Lucky for us, they keep dipping back into the treasure trove of vintage modern classics like the brand new PANORAMIC designed by Michel Boyer and new variations of the ever popular Big TV and Mach 2000 collections.


LIP Mach 2000 Moon & Square - Design: Roger Tallon Design Year: 1973 (France)
No watch design epitomizes LIP more than the Roger Tallon Mach 2000 collection originally designed in 1973. A cool new combo in metallic chocolate brown was created for 2012. One in the Moon design, the other Square.
LIP Mach 2000 Moon - Design: Roger Tallon Design Year: 1973 (France)
And of course new color variations of both the LIP Mach 2000 Moon (shown above) and Square watches in both men and women's sizing.
LIP Panoramic Design: Michel Boyer Design Year: 1973 (France)
The LIP Panoramic, originally designed in 1973 by Michel Boyer, has a distinct ‘architect's’ touch and is highlighted with geometric graphics. It's a spontaneous minimalist design expression that Boyer associates to a technical aim : giving the illusion of a surprisingly flat watch by bringing the glass closer to the case.
LIP Panoramic Design: Michel Boyer Design Year: 1973 (France)
Big TV now with Automatic movements and all black steel design - Design: Roger Tallon
Perfect timing for the all black steel LIP BIG TV Automatics with sapphire crystals, minimally modern dial design with recessed display in both leather and steel straps.


*LIP15 discount code is not applicable to orders prior to July 20th 2012 and expires on July 29th 2012. Discount code not valid with any other offers. Valid for in-stock LIP watches only. All other terms & conditions are applicable as stated here: Offer subject to change.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

SISU Watches - Do You Have Enough Guts? Impressive New Collection!

Meet SISU, the biggest, baddest Swiss made watches ever at Watchismo

Watchismo is proud to be the first watch retailer offering SISU Watches, some of the boldest looking watches to fly into the horological stratosphere.

Two collections have been introduced, Guardian and Bravado - your choice with Swiss Automatic ETA or quartz movements.

We were blown away when first seeing these powerful machines in person, we had to be the first to share with the rest of you. The beauty is in the details, look around the collection and notice never before seen design elements like the raised digits of the SISU Guardian A3 (shown at right), two layers of indices allow the bottom Superluminova digits to glow beneath the elevated black digits creating an eclipse on the dial.


SISU is a powerful Finnish philosophy - translated into English as strength of will, determination, perseverance, and acting rationally in the face of adversity. The meaning is equivalent to "having guts".
Close up of Guardian Automatic with raised digits and exposed movement
SISU has a long-term element in it ... it is not momentary courage, but the ability to sustain it. While the term has origins in the Finnish culture, it is universal in it’s application. Courage, strength and resolve are timeless and admirable qualities in any culture and these are the ideals from which have launched SISU.
Swiss ETA Automatic Movements
The GUARDIAN Automatic series feature a 3-hand Swiss-made mechanical movement with date, automatic winding, smooth sweeping seconds and 25 jewels. The bold case is of impact-forged, surgical grade 316L stainless steel and precision machine sculpted. The screw-down crown is placed in the signature 10 o'clock position for anatomical ease and distinction. A choice of wide, sculpted stainless steel bracelet or substantial, incredibly flexible, durable, and anatomically pleasing black rubber strap combine elegance and comfort. Those SISU timepieces are shielded by an anti-reflective pure sapphire crystal, the hardest and most scratch-resistant lens material used in the world of fine watch making.
SISU Guardian Automatic Series

SISU Bravado Automatic Series

Massive steel clamped SISU watch box
These timepieces are wrist sculptures of bold and clean design. The SISU signature look and unique detailing set them apart from the competition and convey the strength and boldness that the SISU name signifies. They take inspiration from mid-century style product design. Many of the utilitarian, classic details come from mid-century aviation, nautical and auto design as well as the industrial design language of many cameras from that time period. This results in classic lines, timeless aesthetic and the look of bold, confident durability. The key to creating strong product will be the unique attention to detail, authenticity and an uncompromising dedication to quality.
Impressive heights of the case profile
The timepiece is a unique object in that it has a utilitarian purpose of simply telling time yet it can represent so much more to the modern man. The wristwatch of today should not only have precise technical attributes but it also has the opportunity to make a strong, artistic statement about the man wearing it. SISU feels that the challenge lies in providing a compelling reason to wear a watch in the first place and will push the boundaries of watch design and challenge the consumer to wear SISU’S bold, strong and sizable creations.
SISU vs Rolex
These watches cater to the Alpha Male who values quality, integrity and style. For these men, SISU is the premium watch that matches their physique and makes them look good off the field. Every watch embodies bold California design with incredible Swiss quality.


M-Theory Time&Space Zero Gravity Watches - New Brand Alert!


New Brand at Watchismo - the M-Theory Time and Space Zero Gravity Watches!

You gotta see this one...the watch hands float in space as if in zero gravity!
We just put this collection up and thought you'd like the first glimpses of the 'M-Theory Time and Space' watches before anyone else.
Each watch has a video showing the uncanny time display so be sure to check that out on the M-Theory Time and Space Product Page.

"Time&Space is a wristwatch designed with the concept of the dissolution of time and space in a zero gravity state. Photographs of the full moon taken in Nantes of western France by the astrophotographer Norbert Rumiano were used on the dial plate of the Moonlight model, and the watch hands appear as if they are floating over the moon face. The modern reinterpretation of classic clock hands provide users with a surreal experience of having time float in air.

i³ Lab Research [i-cubed-lab] is a design studio focused on creating and bringing to life the variety of emotions to our monotone lifestyles. Utilizing the imaginary, illusory and ideal aspects of time and space, we give meaning to the modern people’s lost dreams through our emotional designs. Projects are based on art, literature and science. Through international collaborations, we are also creating charity opportunities for global issues."

Click here to view the entire M-Theory Time and Space watch collection.

M-Theory Time and Space Moonlight
M-Theory Time and Space Modern Black
M-Theory Time and Space Modern White

Moonlight luminescence (glow in dark dial for Moon version only)

Time-telling functionality

Click here to view the entire M-Theory Time&Space watch collection.