Archive for January 20th, 2009

The Most Awesome Watch EVAR!

Concord Watch

At least, I think it’s a watch…

Free, disruptive. The latest Concord specimen grants time a space that is commensurate with its personality; that of freedom from constraints or ties. With an aerial bi-axial Tourbillon mechanism, a structure that makes emptiness its core material, a skeletized dial, functional elements fitted to the side of the carriage and an industrial and minimalist spirit, the C1 QuantumGravity timepiece defies all laws, including that of logic and most of all, of gravity.

The Tourbillon cage, which is fitted outside the movement and case where it is suspended, literally, rotates in a multi-dimensional manner on two axes, the main one being vertical. The structure of this disconcerting timepiece gives the cable-stayed bridges their rigid and light connection; an extended arm of cables fastened to the plate holds the cage in a vertical position, thus highlighting the sensation of autonomy.

Beneath the impressive sapphire crystal lies a panorama at its most extensive, giving shape to time, which becomes almost immaterial. While the dial strives to display the passing of time, it above all highlights empty space. The depth of its field of vision is dizzying and the feeling of levitation exhilarating. The officer-style hinged back excels in revealing the geometric circuit of the right-angled skeletized bridges in a titanic case measuring 47.5 mm in diameter and 22 mm in depth. Its infinite preciousness holds many more temporal surprises…

The C1 QuantumGravity timepiece, designed by the “C Lab Series” team in conjunction with BNB Concept, takes watchmaking experimentation even further. It follows the impulse of a brand that defends its conviction of time inevitably linked to space. In this parallel and unconventional world, infatuation with non-conformity underscores Concord’s creative spirit. C1 QuantumGravity is the latest living proof.

Wow.   This might actually be the first TimeCube-compatible timepiece in recorded history.

(h/t Engadget)

1 comment January 20th, 2009 at 09:30pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Coolness,Technology,Weirdness

Inauguration History Fun!

I stumbled across this by accident: The Five Worst Inaugural Addresses Of The 19th Century.

Really, it’s much more interesting than it sounds (then again, I did click on it, didn’t I).

If you’re too lazy to click the link (for shame!), they are, in order of increasing badness: Thomas Jefferson (his second), Ulysses S. Grant (his first), John Quincy Adams, James Buchanan, and William Henry Harrison, whose address was so bad that it actually killed him.

January 20th, 2009 at 08:02pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Coolness

Eli’s Obsession With The Google

Multi Medium is on the first page of search results for meerkats with guns.


1 comment January 20th, 2009 at 07:18pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Eli's Obsession With The Google


In honor of Barack Obama’s inauguration as our 44th president:

I just love that…

1 comment January 20th, 2009 at 12:00pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Monday Media Blogging,Obama

Soon-To-Be-Ex-Vice-President Disabled In Freak Shredding Accident

Okay, so that’s not the official story, but does anyone really believe that the second-most powerful man on earth, with a bum ticker, is moving his own boxes?

Hey, I wonder if Obama will make a crack about how comfortable he looks…

1 comment January 20th, 2009 at 07:00am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Cheney

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