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…Harry Winston’s Opus 8 is amazing?

Harry Winston Opus 8

As if mechanical-digital watches weren’t already cool enough, Harry Winston has created a watch that uses mechanical pixels to display the time at the push of a button, and called it the Opus 8.

Even the back features a second time display, with a power reserve indicator to tell you when your awesome is running low.

Only 50 were made, and apparently they all sold before the watch was even unveiled, so if you want one, then get the house on the market and start checking eBay, because these aren’t exactly going to be cheap.

[Harry Winston]

[Via: The Watchismo Times]

…Paganis sound good?

Pagani Stereo

Apparently, automakers that dabble in carbon fiber also have a penchant for high-end stereo equipment, because they seem to enjoy lending their name to pieces of audio art.

This Pagani system features an aluminum and carbon fiber turntables, CD player, and speaker pair that’s designed to mimic the Zonda’s sound system controls with additional details like the Zonda exhaust themed ports tying the two together.

I guess if you an afford a Zonda, then they assume you can afford something like this; because I don’t imagine shock absorbing carbon fiber turntables are a cheap addition to any home.

[Pagani]

[Via: NOTCOT]

…It’s Things Thursday: Richart Burlwood Chocolate Vault?

Richart - Burlwood Chocolate VaultIf you love chocolate more than life itself, then perhaps you should check out the Burlwood Chocolate Vault from Richart.

Featuring seven drawers (112 pieces) of the company’s finest chocolates, this hand-crafted vault has temperature and humidity gauges that ensure you’re enjoying your chocolate from the optimum environment.

This thing does cost a hefty $825, but I guess nobody ever said luxury was supposed to be cheap…

[Richart – Burlwood Chocolate Vault]

[Via: TasteSpotting]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Fisker Karma?

Fisker Karma

Fisker Automotive wants to bring the sexy back to green sport car design.

With Tesla taking a sad and slow turn towards the automotive afterlife, there’s now a gaping hole in the car world for people who want to drive green, but don’t want to drive slow to do so.

Enter: Fisker

The Karma (clever) will be a four-door plug-in hybrid sports sedan, and will start at just $80,000. (I say just because technology like this doesn’t come cheap when you’re trying to debut a whole new type of transportation.)

With initial delivery scheduled for late 2009, and an estimated production run of at least 15,000, there’s definitely some hope of this thing seeing the light of day.

And if it does, what will drivers see?

Fisker Karma Interior

A sexy exterior wrapped around an even sexier interior powered by a Q DRIVE powertrain. (Q DRIVE is Fisker’s name for their plug-in hybrid technology.) Basically, a small gas engine turns a generator which charges the lithium ion battery pack which then powers the electric motor.

With this configuration, the car can be driven for up to 50 miles per day, as long as the car is then plugged in each night. By following this routine, the car then also only needs one fuel fill-up. Per year.

Will this change the face of green automotive design?

As with the Tesla, only time will tell; though I do hope that this one at least makes it into production, since we’re at going to need baby steps if there’s ever going to be hope of running towards a cleaner type of automobile.

[Fisker Automotive]

[Via: Serious Wheels]