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Carl F. Bucherer has Created the Most Unusual Watch Winder in Rinspeeds New Concept Care the XchangE

Possibly the world’s most exclusive watch winder.  Carl F. Bucherer in the new XchangE from Rinspeed.

The Driverless XchangE

This car does not stop at having a watch winder in the steering wheel. This is a driverless car. You can turn the driver and passenger seats around and watch a movie while the car takes care of the drive. There is an office desktop in the armrest so you can work on things while driving, and so much more…

The watch winder in the steering column has to be the ultimate watch winder for you watch lovers, like me, out there.

Just watch the video below… You will be AMAZED! and do not forget to check out www.carl-f-bucherer.com  – JW


New York, NY, (March 3, 2014) – At this year’s Geneva Motor Show, Switzerland’s creative custom automobile specialist Rinspeed will unveil its innovative new concept car, the driverless XchangE. Carl F. Bucherer is pleased and proud to support this latest project from Frank M. Rinderknecht and to acknowledge his central values – innovation, sustainability and passion – with the creation of one of the world’s most unusual watch winders.

Frank M. Rinderknecht is a visionary. For over 30 years, he and Rinspeed have developed new, forward-looking approaches to mobility, always with the aim of developing the ultimate vehicle. He is passionate not only about tuning and modifying private luxury automobiles, but also about designing and developing vehicles that have never been seen before. The production of these concept cars and limited series is based on sustainability and the kind of innovative ideas that will change the world of mobility.

The concept cars designed by Frank M. Rinderknecht are beyond all compare. Whether it is transparent bodywork, suitability for underwater travel, or the possibility of transforming the vehicle from a one to a three-seater in a few simple steps, every model from Rinspeed opens up new ways of looking at mobility.

Realizing a Vision

The fascinating new XchangE concept car will have its public debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. As usual, the new model serves as a showcase for Rinspeed’s forward-looking solutions. With an eye to the trailblazing technology that developments in the automobile industry have put within our reach, the XchangE is all about driverless mobility.

This, of course, opens up a whole vista of new possibilities for passengers because they can now use travel time productively. For total relaxation on the road, the interior can be reconfigured to provide comfortable space for sleeping or working on the road.

The smart design of the steering wheel enables it to be relocated to the middle of the vehicle and the seats moved to comfortable positions. This creates a comfortable feeling of space.

With the concept car, the driving time that used to be simply lost can now be dedicated to other things, which radically changes the concept of travel: sleep, work, live – and cover distance at the same time without exertion or fatigue. From now on, it is possible to travel through time zones.

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Carl F. Bucherer: Taking you through Time

Integrated in the instrument panel, the exclusive Patravi TravelTec automatic from Carl F. Bucherer is a striking statement of the meaning of time for travelers. A beautifully designed timepiece, it enables passengers to keep track of three different time zones at once.

The watch is blue in color – to match the car – and embedded in a luxurious, engraved globe, which is probably also the world’s most exclusive watch winder. When the car is idling, the sphere turns continuously, thus guaranteeing that the watch is always fully wound.

Effectively, this makes the entire car a watch winder, whose exclusiveness and sophistication boost the value of the entire concept car to over one million dollars. The watch winder allows travelers to keep track of time even if their journey takes them through different time zones.

The result is a unique masterpiece, born of the vision of two innovative companies and uniting technical perfection with passion.

Rinspeed Concept car

Partnership with a Future

The concept cars are the product of a creative spirit who refuses to be slowed by convention and resolutely goes new ways. Rinspeed shares this approach with Carl Friedrich Bucherer, the founder of the well-known Lucerne watch manufacturing company.

Outstanding technology, first-class materials and an unending passion for their own products are the factors common to these two innovative companies. For Carl F. Bucherer, the decision to support the new Rinspeed XchangE project, which impressively brings together the dimensions of time and distance, was an easy one.

About Carl F. Bucherer:

The name Carl F. Bucherer has been synonymous with quality, innovation, and passion since 1888. Founded in Lucerne, this modest Swiss family business has grown into the internationally renowned Bucherer brand with its own worldwide chain of stores.

The Bucherer Group remains family-run today and is currently in its third generation, managed by the owner and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Jörg G. Bucherer. In homage to founder Carl Friedrich Bucherer, the manufacturing brand of the same name was repositioned in 2001.

Watches and their movements are developed and manufactured in the company’s own workshops in Switzerland. The breakthrough innovation was the manufacturer’s own CFB A1000 movement, which is driven by an external rotor. Bold design and technically sophisticated inner workings are the hallmarks of Carl F. Bucherer watches, which show more than just the time.

For additional information please log on to: www.carl-f-bucherer.com


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Renato – Master Horologe Mostro MKII and XTR Diver

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The Creative Mind

His imagination is limitless,

Design and artistry head his success,

Audiences are truly captivated by his prolific spirit;

And he wears the dynamic Renato Mostro MKII Continue reading

CEO Canteen Automatic Dario Franchitti Limited Edition Unveiled by TW Steel

CEO Canteen Automatic Dario Franchitti Limited Edition Unveiled by TW Steel

Amsterdam, The Netherlands (August 5, 2013) – TW Steel is delighted to honor brand ambassador and multiple IndyCar Series Champion, Dario Franchitti, with a brand new limited edition timepiece – the CEO Canteen Automatic Dario Franchitti (CE1200 – 50mm), the first model from the brand new CEO Canteen Automatic collection. Continue reading

Waterproof Camera and Watch for Hawaii

I am leaving for the beautiful island of Maui to stay at the Grand Wailea for a few days.  I have business with some real estate and my network marketing business.  If you are in Maui and want to meet send me a message or call my office.

I was looking for a water proof watch and found a water proof camera too.

First I just lost over 35 pounds, as last time I went I was overweight and didn’t want to take off my shirt nor was I able to do too much physical stuff. I am looking and feeling better. My plan is to loose another 20 which will put me around 165. I did get up to 225 Argh!

I will fill you in on the details at another time.  For the curious I was using the Kevin Trudeau diet and loved it.

OK what does this all have to do with a camera and watch?  Patience my ADHD friend….  Last time I was in Maui I kept the swimming down, but decided to do some snorkling and my water proof watch took on water and died!  I had just got another expensive WP watch fixed for water damage so I had taken a less expensive watch with me.  I was looking at the Timex Explorer which takes a licking and keeps ticking, but my wife will not let me where a geek watch.

Well I plan to do much more swimming this time, with my new lighter weight body….


citizen WR 300 eco driveI believe I have found the answer and have picked up the Citizen WR 300 Eco-Drive watch.  This watch looks great, works great and at 300M is pretty much a dive watch for relaxed diving.  I already love Eco-Drive watches as I have many automatics and battery type watches that need constant attention.

The Eco Drive needs a bit of sun here and there… Big Whoop.


camera olympus 550wp blackI also found the newest ultimate snorkling and swim toy…. The Olympus Stylus-550WP WaterProof Digital Camera. Good for diving to around 10ft for up to 1 hour… Whoa….

This camera rocks for so many more reasons then it is waterproof. 10MP, 1600ASA, Panorama, many movie and picture modes including candlelight. It has a 2.5″ screen which is essential for a camera as far as I am concerned. I hate the small screen jobs. It also has memory on board so you don’t have to get a SD card, but don’t be crazy… Get the biggest card you can find.

Here is the official Olympus Page info:

camera olympus 550wpDive in with the camera that goes anywhere. The waterproof, sporty STYLUS-550WP is one camera you won’t need to handle with care. It’s built to survive whatever you can dish out – the pool, the game, or even the beach. If you are the type that is always on the go, this camera can keep up.

A revolutionary system of waterproof seals and gaskets keeps water out so you can take pictures as deep as 10 feet underwater.

Automatically identifies the scene you’re shooting — portrait, landscape, night portrait, macro, or sport — and adjusts the settings to optimize results.

Tracks up to twelve faces and automatically focuses and optimizes exposures for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures.

With high ISO sensitivity and faster shutter speeds you can freeze the action to capture sharp, blur-free images even if you or your subject is moving.

Nobody gets the perfect shot all the time, but now you can correct shooting mistakes instantly with the touch of a button. Use Perfect Fix to lighten up shadows and remove red-eye so a less-than-perfect shot can still turn out perfect!

It does have a special underwater setting that will make underwater pics nice. Most UW shots are always very blue..

I also picked up the optional silicon skin which makes it very cool…

I will blog and Twitter from the Beach….