Luxury watchmaker Devon has introduced a hand-crafted, individually numbered Star Wars watch that is probably a lot more than you ever knew you'd want to spend on a watch. The Star Wars watch costs an astonishing $28,500 USD, and to score your own, you need to put down a $2,500 deposit for a pre-order. From there, the watch will be built and then tested for quality before being sent to you. The run on this watch is limited to just 500, and it includes features like a scratch-resistant polycarbonate lens with "bullet-proof durability," and it comes with a pair of TIE fighter cufflinks so you can really geek out in the board room. If, after you've paid for and received your watch, you decide you don't like it, Devon offers a 15-day return period. However, returns will only be accepted in a "new and unused" condition. So don't get any ideas that you can wear this to the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and then turn around and send it back to the manufacturer. We may have looked into it. For strictly research purposes. For more affordable Star Wars ephemera, we rated the 10 best Star Wars toys revealed on Force Friday. Buying one of everything on the list won't put you back anywhere near the price of Devon's watch, but no one said the Dark Side was cheap. via: http://www.ign.com/
At first glance the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing may not have much to do with fashion (except for those super-chic spacesuits of course), but aside from all their tech gear, telescopes and research equipment, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong both brought their OMEGA Speedmater Professional timepieces with them.
In a tale that seems better suited for the pages of a children’s story than a fashion magazine, two astronauts took off on an interstellar space mission and kept their wristwatches with them as backup timekeeping systems. To celebrate their first steps on the moon, OMEGA has released the Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Limited Edition wristwatch to commemorate its part in the astronomical event.
Imitating the color spectrum seen on the Apollo 11 lunar modules and the surrounding terrain, the OMEGA Speedmaster features a grey, brushed-titanium, 42 mm casing surrounded by an 18 karat gold, OMEGA Sedna gold bezel and matte black tachymeter scale. Super-LumiNova lights up the 18 karat red-gold hands and indexes on the watch face, white two small dots at the 12 o’clock hour emit a green light for maximum visibility—even in the darkness of space.
Three sub-dials sit on the black face: a seconds hand, 30 minute recorder and 12 hour recorder, all encased within a scratch-resistant, anti-reflective, sapphire crystal enclosure.
On the watch face sits the name OMEGA Speedmater Professional, carved in
a type of etching with a special laser (very space appropriate) which
“removes the material surrounding the name.” The case back also holds a
momentous note stating: “Flight-qualified by NASA for all manned space
missions,” “The first watch worn on the moon,” and “Apollo 11, 45th
anniversary, limited edition, 0000/1969.” Each watch is numbered and the
collection is limited to 1,969 pieces to honor the year of that
The efficiency of public servants in Dubai is being increased by injecting speed in their logistics with high performing luxury/sports cars. First it was the Police department which acquired exotic cars like Lamborghini Aventador, Aston Martin and Bugatti Veyron to chase cases at top speed and now the Dubai Health Authority has acquired a Lotus Evora and inducted it in their emergency ambulance service as the ‘First Responder’. They hope to speed up the paramedics response time to emergencies. Apart from the British sports car the health authority has also acquired two Ford Mustangs. The custom Lotus Evora was showcased to the public last week at the Gitex Technology Week gathering at the Dubai World Trade Center.
The new vehicle is not meant to be a standard ambulance to transport the patients but will be used by first responders who would now be in a position to start performing initial first aid within 3-4 minutes of receiving a call. The sports car, transformed as an ambulance, has been fitted with a responder bag, suction unit, foam splints for fractures, cardiac defibrillators and oxygen bags. The car boasts of a mobile data terminal also to communicate patient data and vital signs to a local hospital. Zaid Al Mamari, a paramedic with the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services was very excited about the new addition to their fleet. He claimed that they were now geared up to handle all kinds of emergencies.
The data available with the health authority in Dubai indicates that on an average an ambulance takes eight minutes to come to the aid of a patient. The officials in the agency have set a target to bring the time down to under four minutes. Having a vehicle that can accelerate to 60 mph from 0 in just over four seconds and achieve a top speed of 170 mph will surely help them achieve this target. A team of 50 paramedics will be trained specially to use the new sports car ambulance. In the mean time the health authority will be showcasing their new acquisition in the Jumeirah Beach Residences and Burj Khalifa where the tourists will also get to see it.
You don’t think of Slovenia when you think of a supercar. But the
tiny country has surprised the automotive world with Tushek Renovatio
T500, the first supercar developed in Slovenia. It is being readied for
its maiden appearance at the U.K.’s 2012 Salon Privé. It is the most
prestigious platform the high end cars where the Slovenian creation is
expected to take on better known models like the McLaren MP4-12C and
Porsche 911 GT2 RS. Tushek Renovatio T500 is not being defensive at all
and is full of confidence as it enters the world stage as it has been
priced at $370,000 which is approximately $128,200 more than the McLaren
MP4-12C and $125,848 more than the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. Both the cars
are priced just under $250,000 including the destination charge.
The Supercar is Based on Slovakian K1-Attack Kit Car
The makers are obviously very confident about the Slovenian supercar
which is based on the earlier Slovakian K1-Attack kit car. It is a road
legal track car that is hand crafted for an exclusive finish. The
Renovatio T500 is outfitted with an Audi RS4-sourced 4.2-liter V8 engine
that delivers 444 horsepower. The performance of the car is enhanced as
the engine is paired with an Audi S5 six-speed manual that sends power
to the rear wheels. It gives the car tremendous power and very quick
acceleration. The manufacturers claim that the super car is capable of
achieving a speed of 62 mph in merely 3.7 seconds. The car is capable of
a top speed of 193 miles per hour. At 2,403 pounds it is not a
Aljosa Tushek, A Slovenian Racecar Driver is Behind the Supercar Tushek was founded by Aljosa Tushek, a passionate Slovenian racecar
driver. He not only understands cars but loves them. He has brought in
all his experience and skill to develop a super machine that guarantees
performance. It is an ambitious project but Tushek plans to go ahead
slowly. Only 30 cars are set for production this year. It is not going
to be easy for the new entrant to compete with the well established
brands of supercars. And with a much higher price tag it will have to
prove its superiority on several fronts. We will have to wait and watch
the response it receives from the industry and the potential buyers. The
seventh Salon Privé which is a three day event is scheduled to be
inaugurated on September 5 just outside of central London. Via: insideline