Girard-Perregaux Debuts the Casquette 2.0 Wristwatch

Limited to 820 pieces, this digital timepiece reimagines the Swiss brand's legendary '70s launch

Sponsored by Girard-Perregaux

Very few timepieces have influenced the industry quite like Swiss watch brand Girard-Perregaux‘s reference 9931, produced between 1976-78. Nicknamed the “Casquette,” this Quartz watch married an unexpected and now iconic case shape and a digital LED display to form a retro-futuristic package. People who were looking for innovation from the industry at that time bought them. Ultimately, 8,200 watches were produced before the Casquette was …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A topsy-turvy parallel universe, the future of online art fairs, Seoul's LED trompe l'oeil and more from around the web

Seoul’s Liquid Anamorphic Illusion, “WAVE,” by d’strict Located on the LED screens of Seoul, South Korea’s COEX atrium, the large-scale public art project, “Wave,” by local digital creators d’strict, tricks passersby (and those who watch the video, too). An anamorphic illusion, the artwork simulates a giant wave about to break through the massive screen, which wraps around the building’s sides. The display is 80 meters …

Portable Lighting with the Luminoodle

A versatile, waterproof string of LED lights that's easy to hang, wrap or stick with magnets

The Salt Lake City, UT-based team Power Practical has some inventive battery-charging solutions under their belt, from their debut product PowerPot (a camping pot that charges your mobile devices as you boil water, thanks to thermoelectric technology) to the Pronto5, a portable battery-pack that recharges itself to full in one hour so you can go right back out the door. Their latest product ventures into …