YES Equilibrium, a most intelligent wrist watch

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Check out Indiegogo for the only wrist watch that synchronizes the natural rhythms of the sun and the moon with HRS:MIN:SEC. It comes from a friend of mine in San Diego, Bjorn Kartomten, that has spent years designing and building some of the most unique, practical and ingenious timepieces that do things no other watches do. It’s particularly great for world travelers, scientists, surfers, and those that depend on knowing sunrise, sunset, moon rise, moon phase and so much more. Take a look at this image below:

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Time keeping has evolved over thousands of years. Beyond the constant ticking of hours, minutes and seconds lie deeper rhythms that truly propel life on the planet. The Gregorian calendar and the 24 hours do not recognize a single natural time event. That is changing now. For the first time ever a watch has been created where the natural cycles of the sun and the moon including twilight are kept to the minute for exactly where you are. Circadian and man-made time at a glance on your wrist.

The Equilibrium collection is made in titanium with an anti-glare sapphire crystal. It has an ana-digit construction, which means that it combines a Swiss analog hand movement with a proprietary digital display and programming. A powerful chip using complex solar and lunar algorithms enabling a more comprehensive time data capability than found in any other watch.

Here is a listing of what it has to offer:

~48x17mm titanium case constructed to 10 ATM water-resistance specifications. 22mm bracelet attachment with locking clasp. Regular titanium color and black IP plating available. Sapphire crystal with AG on inside.

~Proprietary YES v6 24-hour solunar ana-digital quartz movement. Automatic setting of the 24-hour hand when location is changed or set. Ronda Swiss movement. Tritium tube on tip of hand.

~2 versions of inner 24 hour dial with 8 or 24 tritium tubes in two different colors.

~Choice of 5 different bezels in black, metallic orange or metallic yellow.

~Choice of bracelets:
3 or 5-link titanium bracelets with in titanium color or black IP plating.
Silicone straps in black, orange and yellow.
Leather bands in black or dark tan colors.
NATO straps in a variety of colors.

~Powered by rechargeable lithium battery, 3 months battery life from one night of charging. Digital power reserve indicator. Comes with charging clip that connects to your computer via USB.

~Digital compass with 0-360 degree read out and N-S-E-W markers.

~Near white backlight.

~Times for sunrise, zenith, sunset and true midnight. Sunrise and sunset alarms with 0-60 minute adjustable pre-alarm time.
~Times for twilight: civil, nautical and astronomical.
~Times for moon rise, lunar high noon and moonset. Lunar phase display, % luminance and waxing/waning moon indicators. Date and time for next new and full moons.
~Equinox, solstice and cross quarter day alerts.
~Location, Year, Month, Date, Day, Time, LAT/LON, TZ, DST, DOY and Week # displayed in sequence at the touch of a button.

~Pre-programmed for 600 cities worldwide, 10-city time data in memory. Switch between HOME and AWAY time at the push of a button with automatic setting of hand.
~7 languages: English, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Norwegian and Italian.
~Digital time display in AM/PM or 2400 format.
~Automatically adjusts for DST and TZ.

~Solar and lunar dials have 192 segments, 8 for each hour, one for every 7-1/2 minutes. ~Extremely fine dot matrix allows for beautifully sculpted digits and letters for easy readability

~Alarm capability:
Stop Watch with lap times, lap memory and total time elapsed.
Daily Alarm with 10-minute snooze.
0-99 minute timer
Hourly alarm, like grandpas cuckoo clock. Hour range set by user.
999 day-hrs-min-sec count down/up.
Professional Regatta alarm with alarms, postponement capability and stopwatch with lap times.

~Two Year Limited Warranty.

The watch will retail for $1295, but is available for $695 through this Indiegogo crowdsourcing campaign.

by Phil Baker

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