Monthly Archives: April 2012

Pebble Smart Watch Raises Over $5 Million on Kickstarter

With 29 days to go, the Pebble SmartWatch for iOS and Android has raised over $5 million.

Pebble’s founder, Eric Migicovsky, came to Kickstarter because Venture Capitalists considered investing in a hardware startup too risky. This for a guy who went through the finishing school of Y Combinator with flying colors.

If this guy can’t raise capital, the rest of us are definitely chopped liver. Mark Milian at Bloomberg talked to Migicovsky about his switch to crowdfunding, and why he’s more adept at pitching to consumers than to venture capitalists

Roman Reyhani, on his Reyhani Law blog, asked Migicovsky if he could share the number of units sold so far or an indication of developer interest. “At last check we’ve sold about 37,000 now,” Migicovsky replied. ”In terms of developers, we’ve had 32,000 hits on the developer blog.

we’ve had 32,000 hits on the developer blog. Which is great because a lot of developers means a lot of new apps, and I think developers will get really psyched when they see the total tally we have sold on Kickstarter. A lot of other platforms never really take off, but we’re fortunate that ours has taken off before it’s even out the door.

$5 Price tage for the World’s most expensive watch?

A Swiss watchmaker unveiled today what is believed to be the world’s most expensive timepiece.
Hublot’s new watch, which has a price tag of $5million, dazzles with a staggering 140 carats of diamonds, all set in white gold.

Six of the 1,292 diamonds weigh more than three carats each.
The amount of craftsmanship involved is also impressive. The company, which is owned by French fashion giant LVMH, revealed that it took 17 people 14 months to design and make the watch.

The watchmaker celebrated a record year in 2011, with sales up by 30 per cent, and Mr Biver says he is expecting the same for 2012.

Company president, Jean-Claude Biver, explained that it would be hard to make a more expensive watch ‘because the surface of the watch is limited’.

 

Mens Fashion Watches 2012

While teenagers might want to go for cheaper brands such as Casio and Citizen, adults are more likely to go for modern fashion watches.

3 of our favorite watches at the moment include the following brands:

  • Marc Jacob’s watches: This designer seldom disappoint us when it comes to fashion watches. A wide range of colours and models – while prices begin from around £150.
  • Armani Watches: Might be more famous for their trousers and shirts, but Armani are doing well with regards to creative design for watches. Prices are very reasonable as well.
  • Kennett watches: Great designer watches in combination with a wide range of cufflinks. Classic European styling.

 

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