Tech-Enabled

MEN 'S FOLIO Singapore|May 2020

Tech-Enabled
Technological advancement have changed the horology industry to enhance the experience of wearing a watch.
Asaph Low

TAG Heuer recently released its third-generation luxury Connected smartwatch — a higher-resolution screen, ceramic bezel and mechanical buttons give it a refined look. The modular case construction was sidestepped in favour of a traditional “one-piece” case design. New sensors measure health vitals in tandem with TAG Heuer’s new fitness tracking App while the Connected Wear OS provides connectivity to mobile phones. Despite the glamour, it still tells time at the heart of it.

Time is ageless — an underlying concept that existence is based on. Men have studied and measured time from centuries before. Shadow clocks of ancient Babylonian ancestry circa 1500 BCE were the earliest known tool that measured time. Today, time telling tools are an excellent embodiment of technological advancement. Who would have thought a humble bronze fixture would evolve to watches of today?

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