TAG Heuer Meridiist; the 21st Century Pocket Watch

We’re all now getting quite used to the fashion label/phone mash-ups so seeing known watch-maker TAG Heuer‘s name attached to one didn’t even cause me to raise an eyebrow.

To be honest, the design is quite interesting but not enough to get my want-juices flowing.

The specs include a Bi-directional hour display dedicated to time with chronograph measuring the 1/100th of a second, a Lap-timer, Perpetual calendar, Countdown (not the word and numbers game), World Clock and an alarm.

The Meridiist aims at being the 21st century pocket watch, in fact the direct quote is:

“pocket-watch with a phone complication”

………….Hmmmm……..but pocket-watches were quite stylish on the end of chains.  Besides, how many people have waistcoats with watch pockets these days?

The watch/phone does have a unique secondary top screen that displays the time and the easy-to-use UI has only 5 entries in the start up menu.

Apparently the design has been inspired from the Microsplit and Monaco products if you’re familiar with the range – personally I’m a RADO man.

The phone has been Swiss engineered and hand assembled from 430 components and constructed from corrosion-resistant watch making 316L steel.

The dual displays have been crafted from scratch-resistance 60.5 carat sapphire crystal.

It has a 28-day standby time and 7 hours of talktime.

Via – Gizmodiva