Japanese timepiece giant Casio is adding another model to its luxury G-SHOCK MR-G line. Following up on a previously-released Akazonae red edition inspired by traditional Japanese military commanders, the latest design is an all-black MRG-G2000CB makeup drawing from Kuro-Zonae (“Black Guard”) samurai warriors of the past — a unit of fighters who wore all dark armor. The blacked-out watch is coated in DLC and boasts a bezel made of Cobarion, a new material that is two to three times stronger than stainless steel and polished to a mirror-like finish for a jewel effect.
The center of the watch’s feature set is Casio’s Connected Engine 3-way technology, which will accurately adjust the time anywhere in the world via your smartphone’s time server or through terrestrial radio-wave or GPS signal.
The creative minds behind Swiss watch brand MB&F have crafted a high-end product for a good cause. Produced for the 2017 Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy charity celebration, MB&F’s HM8 rework takes its inspirational cues from all the quirky childhood pleasures that fuel the imagination of the young. From ice cream cones and video game controllers to robots and toy vehicles, the designs featured here are a unique break from the norm of stuffy luxury watch collections.
While the exterior might evoke fond childhood memories, the technical aspects that keep the new HM8 thriving are as serious as they come. Motivated by the Can-Am race, the Horological Machine N°8 — which is billed as an “automotive-inspired creation” — is all muscle and might. On the other end, the playful engravings that lay on top of the HM8 engine come from the inquisitive, youthful mind of 15-year-old Cassandra Legendre.
You can check out some shots of the new MB&F HM8 above, while this watch’s auction is set to occur on November 11 in Geneva, Switizerland. Proceeds from this piece’s sale will be funneled into the fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
It looks like Samsung will be releasing some new smart-watches soon. The folks from Android Headlines caught an FCC filing from Samsung displaying a Samsung Gear Sport, which is currently thought to either be a smart-watch or fitness device. Although not confirmed, the watch is likely about to be released as it is currently passing through the FCC. Not much detail has been revealed at the moment, but what is known is that the Gear Sport supports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. It will also probably run Tizen as there seems to be a lack of Galaxy branding. The latest Gear-branded fitness band was released over a year ago. Head over to The Verge to learn more about Samsung’s impending smart-watches.