Last year Luminox announced their partnership with the Space Expedition Corporation (SXC). The SXC is part of the current privatization of space travel and is developing craft for commercial space flights. The goal of the SXC is to provide space travel to commercial clients. Each flight will be a pilot and passenger; a truly unique opportunity, for those who can afford it.
Last month we took a look at James Bond from the Pierce Brosnan era and his Omega Seamaster that the agent used during his tenure. After Brosnan was done with the role Daniel Craig took over the mantle of James Bond with “Casino Royale” released in 2006. Interestingly enough, this was the second film featuring James Bond with this title having been released 39 years before.
Watches have gone through several phases of innovation throughout their long history. We have seen new technologies allowing for improved water resistance, longer power reserves, better accuracy, new power sources, and many more. With each new invention there is a buzz around watches and the next big thing. Right now, smartwatches appear to be that next big thing.
Keeping up with new watches released on Kickstarter or Indiegogo is becoming quite the task. We have recently looked at a batch of current campaigns as well as conducted a follow up to several funding projects we have featured in the past. Since then more hopefuls have gotten things under way, hoping to get their project off the ground. Among them is The Helmsman by Zelos Watches.
Bond. James Bond.
The name is a natural selection when thinking of iconic watches in movies appearances. From the first Rolex appearance in the 1960′s to the digital age in the 1970′s and the return to mechanical watches later in the series, Bond’s watches have had an impact.
We at worn&wound recently did a follow-up to some of the crowdfunding watch projects that we have featured on the site. The idea of crowdfunding – as we have mentioned – has proved to be a big boost to getting new watch companies off the ground. Below is a round-up of hopeful projects using either Kickstarter or Indiegogo to fund their project.
Over the past few months we here at worn&wound have featured a number of watch brand hopefuls who were using some form of crowdfunding in an effort to get themselves off the ground. This format for funding a project has exploded in the past couple of years and it is a great fit for watches projects.