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Sea The Best Diver Watch Photographs Ever...

Mens Vogue fashion director Stephen Watson and photographer Raymond Meier have sunk to new heights with their stunning new spread of today's best Diver watches. Shot inside actual tanks at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the watches including the Panerai Luminor 1950 Submersible, Movado Series 800, Glashütte Original Sport Evolution Panoramadatum, Bell & Ross BR 02, and the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Diving Pro Geographica are all featured with real sea creatures molesting them. See the whole series here-->Link

Sea The Best Diver Watch Photographs Ever...Jaeger-LeCoultre's Master Compressor Diving Pro Geographic ($22,000; jaeger-lecoultre.com) sports a push-button depth gauge. The sea nettle (Chrysaora fuscescens) travels up to 3,600 vertical feet daily.

Sea The Best Diver Watch Photographs Ever...Bell & Ross's BR O2 Steel ($4,000; bellross.com) is also water-resistant up to 1,000 meters, while the Sand Rose Anemone (Urticina Columbiana), spends its life stuck to a rock.

I recently met with Stephen who conceptualized this shoot and was impressed to learn that this was the real deal, not some photoshopped trickery. He described the custom tanks Monterey Aquarium staff set up for each watch and the buckets of tiny animals they poured into them.

Quite honestly these are the best thematic watch photographs I've ever seen. The bar has been raised to the bottom of the sea.

See the full spread at the Mens Vogue website here-->Link



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The World Clock Project

Just bumped into this by the World Clock Project, a website that displays the current time from clocks shot from around the globe & accurate to your location. They're always looking for more shots to fill the empty time-slots and anyone can contribute images (preferably) of public clocks. Submit by Flickr or email (methods described below).

The World Clock Project5:04 in the bakery - The Bakery Salt Lake City, UT

The World Clock Project4:19 am - Hooters
Somewhere on Route 5 North outside of Portland, Oregon

The World Clock Project7:20 am - Clock House - Stamford Hill

The World Clock Project11:57 am - Glockenspiel Rathaus, Germany

Why they're doing this...

"We find it intriguing to see a picture of a clock that is located thousands of miles away, but one which tells us the exact time of where we are right now. So we've set out to collect as many pictures of clocks as possible from as many different people as possible from around the world. Our goal is to gather enough pictures to account for all the minutes of the day. Upon accomplishing that, we will create a "digital picture clock" for the community."

Email your clock photos to clocks@worldclockproject.org or, if you are already a Flickr user, join us on the World Clock Project Flickr group.

See detailed instructions.

World Clock Project-->Link

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All Clock Posts


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Shoot to Kilfitt - 1969 Prototype Camera-Watch Sells for $60,000!

Shoot to Kilfitt - 1969 Prototype Camera-Watch Sells for $60,000!Like a Russian Matrioshka doll, these obscure vintage and antique camera watches keep appearing and gratefully outdo themselves with each layer of the photohorological onion.

The first that caught my attention was the 1950s Steineck ABC wrist camera, which in turn, turned me onto the world of subminiature spy camera watches and the surprising discovery of this 100+ year old secret photographic history starting with this 19th century pocket watch camera.

And just when I thought I've seen them all, this
UKA 659 model by Kilfitt kills them all with a single 1969 prototype that never went into production and recently sold on eBay for nearly $60,000 (US). Update! It seems to have been relisted and is currently at $58,000 --> Auction Link

Shoot to Kilfitt - 1969 Prototype Camera-Watch Sells for $60,000!Kilfitt camera history-->Link

Shoot to Kilfitt - 1969 Prototype Camera-Watch Sells for $60,000!
See also;
Subminiature Camera Watches
Steinheil Camera Watch
Victorian Camera Pocket Watch
1950s Minifon Spy Recorder Watch
Victorian Wrist Horn & Prototype Wrist Camera
James Bond Movie Gadget Watches
Satellite Watches of 1979


via Gizmodo (thanks to Felipe!)


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120 Year Old Naked Ladies - 1890 Erotic Pocket Watch

120 Year Old Naked Ladies - 1890 Erotic Pocket WatchOh yeah, naked ladies playing harps... That's hot. Or so it was circa 1890 according to this awesome gunmetal cased erotic pocket watch full of sexy daguerreotype photos of loose Victorian ladies. One disc under the dial reveals a variety of rotating topless gals while the disc on the back exposes some other full frontal centenarian hotties through a porthole...or rather, a peephole.

And I forgot, it also tells the time...

120 Year Old Naked Ladies - 1890 Erotic Pocket WatchPetunia playing the Nippleharp

120 Year Old Naked Ladies - 1890 Erotic Pocket Watch120 Year Old Naked Ladies - 1890 Erotic Pocket WatchThe Caseback Peephole

Via Bogoff ($1750 - & free shipping if you mention Watchismo!) -->Link

Related Posts;
Antique Erotic Automaton
All Pocket Watch Posts



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Art of Movement - Photography of Guido Mocafico

Art of Movement - Photography of Guido Mocafico
Thanks to the MB&F Our World Blog for leading me to the current exhibition of French photographer Guido Mocafico at the Hamiltons Gallery in London. His latest works are large prints of complicated mechanical watch movements including the Chopard Quantieme Perpetuel Phase de Lune above. All 105 cm x 105cm (41+"inches) each.

Artist's statement
Art of Movement - Photography of Guido Mocafico
Art of Movement - Photography of Guido MocaficoBreguet 'Tradition'

Art of Movement - Photography of Guido MocaficoAudemars Piguet 'Tourbillon Repetition Minutes Squellette'

Art of Movement - Photography of Guido MocaficoJaquet Droz 'Douze Fuseaux Horaires'

Art of Movement - Photography of Guido MocaficoA. Lange & Sohne 'Double Split'

Other movements exhibited; IWC, Gerald Genta, Greubel Forsey, FP Journe, Daniel Roth, and Patek Philippe.

Hamiltons Gallery-->Link
Mocafico website-->Link

via MB&F 'Our World' Blog-->Link



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