Gallio Tempo Watch – Updated

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Gallio Tempo is an Italian company that specializes in designing and creating watches with specific designs for specific groups of people. The founder inherited his love for watches from his grandfather who had a massive collection of pocket watches and handed it over to his grandson. Recently, the company has launched a new collection of watches entitled “Trident” that is aimed at people who enjoy adventures and luxury watches.

The Design

The first thing that jumps into mind when you take a look at the Trident collection launched by Gallio Tempo is the design. The Trident collection features a 42 millimeter diameter stainless steel case with sapphire crystals and Swiss Super-LumiNova® pigments which insure a high level of afterglow performance. The rings come in three different colors: silver, green and brown. You can change them according to your outfit so you can wear the watch whenever you want, without having to alter your outfit.

The materials

The next best thing about the Trident collection from Gallio Tempo are the materials that it is made of. The company prides itself with the fact that it uses only high quality products for all the components of the watch so it is no surprise that on top of the stainless steel and sapphire crystal case, it also comes with protection against high temperatures or water.

The case is made from stainless steel and its diameter is 42 millimeters. Stainless steel is recommended because it is highly resistant and durable. This ensures that the watch will last for decades. The dial is made from sapphire crystal because this material is highly resistant to scratches and heavy forces. If you drop it, the sapphire crystal will protect the dial and thus, you won’t have to worry about it not working anymore. Sapphire crystals are used mainly for luxury watches because they are both resistant, as well as elegant.

The Super-LumiNova Technology

The first feature that I must talk about here is the Super-LumiNova Technology which was designed with the purpose of giving the watch a special afterglow performance. It is currently the highest and most well developed technology for this purpose on the market. The materials used for this are resistant to high temperatures and other environmental agents and it is non-radioactive. The special thing about this technology is that it attracts the light and stores it using the same process like a normal battery. After this, it releases it bit by bit throughout the day. This technology does not damage the strap or any of the outside components of the watch.

The Straps and the claps

In keeping with the other components of the watch, the straps are made of high quality materials and provided by It is made of sailcloth nylon which is a durable material used for sports watches. On top of that, in order to ensure that the straps will not be damaged by daily use, the watch also comes with button deployant claps which are made of solid stainless steel. All you have to do to is push the button and the strap will release itself. It’s much easier to put the watch on or take it off and it is a lot more durable.

Citizen Miyota® 821A Automatic Movement

The last on this list is the Citizen Miyota technology, which is borrowed from a Japanese company. The advantage of this feature is the fact that it is very durable, with little to no chance of delays or stops. The main spring is using a caliber to power through a winding rotor. The rotor is excited by the wrist movement. The advantage of this particular technology is that it is very accurate and it is very durable.

The Kickstarter Campaign

On June 28th, Gallio Tempo started a Kickstarter campaign for the Trident collection. All those who want a piece of this wonderful luxurious watch can head over to Kickstarter, the crowdfunding website. Details about the price or the shipping are not available as of the writing of this article.

Romain Jerome Pac-Man Watch

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3 black romain jerome watches with pac-man theme

Probably, Romain Jerome is the last watch brand you would expect to launch a special edition Pac-Man model. Surprisingly enough, this prestigious company has its own line of timepieces dedicated to this classic video game. Romain Jerome isn’t at its first arcade inspired project. Previously, the brand released a Space Invaders watch that was received with great enthusiasm by fans. Now, one of the most loved and hungriest video games characters on the planet was selected to decorate the dial of an exquisite Romain Jerome watch.

Until now, Pac-Man has been the main theme for many affordable watches, but Romain Jerome is the first luxury watches manufacturer that decides to use it on its products. To recreate the authentic Pac-Man feel, the special edition timepiece features on its dial the game play along with a high-quality rendered pixelated character. The most fascinating thing about the model is that it offers a three dimensional view thanks to a special dial production process that layers materials to be crisp.

black pac-man watch on white background

There are four versions for the Romain Jerome Pac Man watch, each one being very fascinating for collectors. Every single one has the Pac Man located at the 9 o’clock position above a 3D game play maze. The dial is actually a representation of the iconic maze that is representative for the video game. Other elements that make its design special are the colored ghosts and the small red cherries. These are reminiscent for the classic arcade game. For applying the yellow color, the brand has used a special glossy lacquer. The tips of the hands and the characters are covered with Super LumiNova which glows in the dark.

The PacMan Romain Jerome special edition watch comes with a 46 mm stainless steel case coated with black PVD that has sandblasted and polished surfaces. As the Pac Man is part of the Moon Invader line, the case of the timepiece features some trace materials from the Apollo 11 moon lander. This model is fitted with a comfortable and casual looking rubber strap.

At the inside of the watch we find a Swiss automatic Concepto movement that is a very exclusivist mechanism, appreciated by collectors and experts. This self-winding mechanical movement offers maximum precision and durability. It is a remarkable mechanism that is usually found only on high end timepieces.

The Romain Jerome Pac Man is a very rare and expensive luxury timepiece even though its main theme is quite commercial. This model has been created for fans of the classic arcade game who also have a huge passion for exquisitely constructed watches. The brand has produced the Pac Man in a limited number of 20 pieces per every one of the four available styles. To celebrate the launch of this model, the company opted for organizing a sophisticated event at the Collete store in Paris, in September 2012. At that time, the Romain Jerome Pac Man was sold for the staggering price of $17,900.

Ori Takemura Kei Kei Watch

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Ori Takemura Kei Kei is an innovative concept that replaces the classic analog watch with a smart watch that displays the time by using a beauty of flickering fireflies, a magical reinterpretation of modern timepieces through the use of technology and natural themes. If you are the type of person that adores innovation dressed in a wonderful artfully construction then you will surely love this watch with a charismatic lyrical note.

Takemura Ori’s Qixen-P Design is famous for its revolutionary models and the Kei Kei watch is a concept that offers the functionality of a smart watch wrapped up in the amazing simplicity of fireflies. This model was designed to be more than just a time keeping device. It is a minimalist timepiece that has a dial constructed from a grid of LEDs. The fireflies swarm on the face of the watch predicting the weather, alerting the wearer about incoming phone calls or visualizing MP3s. Even though it is a smart device, it doesn’t display the incoming text messages or email notifications. It is a beautiful technological adornment with an artfully approach that is unique within the watches industry.

kei kei watch on a hand

The design is both interactive and playful. Its utilitarian side is sacrificed for the sake of uniqueness and originality. Nature is the main theme here. Fireflies are digitalized to introduce visual elements that fascinate the eye.  This is not a precise wristwatch, but a sophisticated timepiece that approximates the time by using lighted dots.

From the outside, the Ori Takemura Kei Kei watch is very common looking. It has a simple round case, a black LED dial with barely visible dark dots and a black strap. The fireflies that bring this timepiece to life can be “chased” away by swiping your finger over the dial. This way you can mute de device connected to thee watch. If you double tap the LED screen you bring the sound back.

Besides the time telling function, the Ori Takemura Kei Kei watch features Bluetooth sync control over cell phones, notifications about messages and phone calls, weather information and playing MP3 music from your phone. All these are offered in a nature-inspired way as opposed to the digital way specific for your typical smart watch.

This watch comes with a touch sensitive dial integrated with a grid of tiny LEDs and a mini USB on the bottom that can be used to charge and run firmware updates. By moving your wrist, you can activate the Kei Kei. You just turn the watch from a free position to a position that faces its wearer.

Surely, this is not a watch for everyone. It is a unique timepiece that was created for those who appreciate uniqueness more than technology. With an arty approach and a weakness for natural beauty, the Ori Takemura Kei Kei fascinates with the sophisticated way it mixes the traditional function of watches with the innovations of smart devices.

Nooka Zex Watch

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two nooka watches - night and gold

Nooka is a very modern and interesting New York based fashion design company that for the last couple of years has revolutionized the face of modern timepieces. Its futuristic models are eye-catching, sophisticated and different than anything else we have ever seen. The Nooka Zex Watch is one of its most notable creations, an innovative watch that gets your attention right from the first moment.

The company has been founded by the artist/designer Matthew Waldman, a man with a passion for artfully constructed timepieces with a technological appeal. Nooka is the number one choice for those who adore state of the art watches that are enhanced by a techno-progressive design and maximum functionality.

The Nooka Zex watch was created in the company’s lab, a place where numerous very talented and young minds get together to create some of the most interesting designs with surprising features. Zex is a watch that stands out from the rest, a fashion statement that is incredibly appealing even for those who don’t yet have a passion for timepieces. It is the model that captures your attention with a large metallic case, an unusual dial and a completely different time-telling system.

The Zex name is actually a reminiscence of its hexagonal dial. Even though the 53 mm stainless steel case is round shaped, the actual dial has a hexagonal shape that intrigues the sight. The face is covered by a mineral crystal with a dark metallic gloss that emphasizes masculinity. Nooka is highly popular for its analogue dotted dials also known as the Zirc. The Zex is no exception. In the left side of the face there is a dotted circle which has exactly 12 dots. Each one indicates a particular hour when it lights up. On the lower part of the dial there is a graduated line with indexes from 0 to 60 which indicates the minutes. On the right side of the screen there are also indicators for PM, AM and for the alarm clock function.

The Nooka Zex watch with its oversized case is different than most timepieces created by the brand. The stunning detail about this model is that it is available in three modern color versions: IP gold, IP silver and IP black. The watch is complemented by a black Italian leather band.

Everyone knows that Nooka likes to do things a little bit differently and its Zex model with the square dial encapsulated by a round metallic case is one of its most interesting and best –selling designs. This cool looking watch has the unique advantage of mixing a masculine oversized case with an innovative face while preserving the traditional appeal of the round case and leather strap. It is the preferred timepiece of the contemporary watches enthusiast.