The movement itself is uniquely made for the Moon Orbiter watch by Swiss La Joux-Perret and includes the the time in an off-centered dial with red hands. An additional red hand is used as a power reserve indicator on the lower part of the dial in its own window - a nice feature to have. The flying tourbillon has its own space on the left of the dial, and interestingly, does not have a view which is obstructed by the movement of the automatic rotor. I have no idea where the material makes an appearance, but Romain Jerome informs us that there are some melted down parts from the Apollo 11 moon lander in the Moon Orbiter watch. Attached to the watch is an alligator strap (very sci-fi there). While I wasn't allowed to photograph the Moon Orbiter (yet), I have worn it and can say that despite its odd dimensions, it is totally wearable. A true geek dream for those whose love of watches is equal to their love of science fiction fantasy worlds. Romain Jerome will produce just 25 pieces of the Moon Orbiter with a price of 5,000. romainjerome.ch
The watch itself is held in a leather covered oval with a magnetic closure. Magnets and leather are a sign of the money spent on the packaging. Opening the box, I knew I was opening something special. Inside, the watch rests gently strapped to a small pillow. This is a sign of designers who honor their work and honor their customers.
Unfortunately, the watches I have seen so far are so obsessed with the innards and the software inside that they are missing the aesthetics of a watch. A lot of people underscore the emotional satisfaction of seeing a watch on your wrist, checking the time and feeling a little something — something that is hard to describe. The watch and its face have to be reassuring. I don’t see that in smart watches — just yet.
Linde Werdelin has announced three new entries into the SpidoLite II family of limited edition sport watches. The new SpidoLite II Titanium releases include Red, Blue or Black Gold versions which offer you a choice of either bright colors or a modern take on the two-tone aesthetic.