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Baselworld 2014: Bell & Ross

You know that I love Bell & Ross! Those are my favourite watches and probably I will never own one as they are ridiculous expensive for a watch! But on the other hand quality craftsmanship and hand made stuffs come with a price. So… this is a video from the latest Baselworld in Switzerland and the video description says: “For those who could not join us at Baselworld, explore the Bell & Ross booth and discover the main 2014 novelties”

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Yet another watch!

Simple, elegant and made in Switzerland! What more to ask for a watch like this one? Maybe to be a little bit more reasonable priced… but then it would not be a Breitling!

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Making a Dial: Franck Muller

A detailed video about watchmaking and specifically the making process of a dial. It is from the well known (and highly expensive) Swiss manufacturer Frank Muller. Now I understand why those watches and chronographs are so ridiculously expensive! But even now that I showed my appreciation I still can’t own one!

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TAG Heuer Manufacture

It needs very precise work to make a chronograph and this video proves it! It is from the Swiss manufacturer TAG Heuer and shows the entire process of creation. From the idea and the first hand draws to the raw materials and the detailed craftsmanship.

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Breitling Chronograph

Breitling is a privately owned company founded in 1884 in Grenchen, Canton of Solothurn, Switzerland. They design, engineer, manufacture and distribute chronometer watches that look amazing. They are also close related and inspired from the aviation industry and especially from fighter jets. That is even better for me

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The Cubli: An amazing cube

This is the most amazing thing I happened to cross on the net today! Seriously you must watch the video in order to appreciate it. Of course, you have to be a little bit of a geek as well but this is a totally different story. I am copying from the YouTube description here: “The Cubli is a 15 × 15 × 15 cm cube that can jump up and balance on its corner. Reaction wheels mounted on three faces of the cube rotate at high angular velocities and then brake suddenly, causing the Cubli to jump up. Once the Cubli has almost reached the corner stand up position, controlled motor torques are applied to make it balance on its corner. In addition to balancing, the motor torques can also be used to achieve a controlled fall such that the Cubli can be commanded to fall in any arbitrary direction”

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Photography and Cars equals Art

I am not an Art kind of person. I can appreciate some parts of it and I can admire some other parts but you will never find me spending time in museums and art galleries! I know that some of you are going to tell me that I am not into art because I can’t understand it but this is another story. So, why this monolog? because I happened to cross those pictures on the net the other day!

Those are from the Fabian Oefner, a famous photographer/artist (more like a photographer only) that combines science and art, mixes everything with his professional eye and captures the perfect moment though his lens. The result is quite spectacular and is probably something that will get appreciation from everyone out there. Not only the art king of people.

You can find those at the MB&F MAD Gallery on Geneva – Switcherland (or Swiss if you prefer it like that) under the name Disintegrating” and “Hatch. And if you are wondering how he made those. Well, the concept is simple but it can easily fool the eye! Hundreds of photos of model cars and parts supported with needles. Precise captures, fine movements and passion for detail! Have a look here for more info

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IBM Client Center Research

“The IBM Client Center Research – Zurich is the unique place in Europe to pick the brain of IBM researchers, industry and trend experts and explore new technologies and IT trends. It is located at IBM Research – Zurich, home to world-class scientists and of two Nobel prizes. The Client Center provides companies, academia and government with the opportunity to find out how IBM’s R&D assets, trend research, advanced technologies and solutions can increase their success”

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