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MSCHF recently set the internet ablaze with the release of their outlandish Big Red Boots. The tech and style brand’s latest project is Hot Chat 3000, an AOL-style chat service that uses AI technology. The service pairs users based on “hotness,” chatters submit a photo of themselves and are ranked on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the hottest. Depending on where they land, chatters can only be connected with users of the same hotness. The chat service itself is fairly low-budget but the goal, at least as MSCHF explains on its site, is to provoke conversations about the implicit biases particularly around beauty standards within machine-learning tools.


Vaer has been one of our favorite watchmakers for as long as we can remember because they produce new, classic watches based on iconic designs. Case in point, the Vaer G5 Meridian watch you see here. This timepiece is a 1950s-inspired 20ATM automatic watch that’s USA-assembled, dual timezone, built with ocean-ready functionality, self-winding and the brand’s first true GMT (the latest version of their core dive watch design). What’s more, it pays homage to other watches that are incredibly more expensive or hard to come by whilst also adding new aspects that makes this Vaer G5 Meridian watch more desirable than the other options in our opinion.