The worlds most unusual watches

Escape from New York watch, the Lifeclock One

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Officially licensed the unusual Lifeclock One is a version of Snake Plissken’s countdown watch from Escape from New York. Set in the then near-future of 1997 the 1981 film by John Carpenter is a dystopian action film set in a crime-ridden United States that has converted Manhattan Island in New York City into a maximum security prison following a …

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Azimuth SP 1 crazy rider has chain transmission design.

azimuth sp 1 crazy rider

“We are fans of the 1960s movie Easy Rider, starring Jack Nicholson and Peter Fonda. I remember watching the film and getting inspired by its message of fearlessness and freedom, and we wanted to convey this through the SP-1 Crazy Rider,” says the creator of Azimuth. Taking inspiration from wide, endless highways and the intrepid travellers …

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MB&F LM1 Silberstein is colourful update to the original.

MB&F LM1 silberstein

Founded in 2005 by the Swiss Maximilian Büsser, the young brand MB&F are known for their unique luxurious creations, as well as watches resembling spaceships they have designed the very unusual table clocks Melchior and Arachnophobia. Recently the brand has unveiled the MB&F LM1 Silberstein, a new exceptional timepiece. It is the fruit of a partnership with Alain …

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Hublot MP-07 like its powerful brother needs drill for winding.

Hublot MP-07

The Hublot MP-07 debuted earlier this year and is part of Hublot’s line of watches with huge power reserves,  the previous one being the awesome looking  MP-05 La Ferrari with an amazing total of 50 days of power reserve. The Hublot MP-07 like the MP-05 uses a series of stacked mainspring barrels to give it a …

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Azimuth Twin Turbo inspired by sports cars from the sixties.

Azimuth Twin Turbo inspired by sports cars from the sixties. 2

  Swiss independent brand Azimuth is well known for creating unusual watch designs such as their very cool SP1 Landship with a design reminiscent of a World War I tank or their whimsical Mr Roboto watch inspired by early tin robots made in Japan in the 1950’s.. Despite their avant-garde designs their watches use off the shelf ETA …

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Hautlence Vortex Primary features 19 stained glass panels.

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The Hautlence Vortex Primary is a partnership with ex-footballer Eric Cantona that has yielded a striking and unusual design featuring 19 stained glass panels through which the technically impressive Hautlence  movement can be viewed (the Hautlence HLR 2.0 calibre). The hour is displayed by a vertical belt style indicator at the nine o’clock position,  the current hour …

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Hautlence’s latest watch is a puzzle in more ways than one.

Puzzle: How do I tell the time?

A “useless yet entirely essential object” is the way Hautlence describes this ‘watch’ (?) , not sure I would agree with the second part. The Playground Labyrinth is from a new series of ‘timeless’ wrist pieces from Swiss watchmaker Hautlence. As you can see it has no dials or numbers but instead has a maze game …

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Frédéric Jouvenot Sin Watch uses 3d sun rays to display time

Frederic Jouvenot Sin

Frederic Jouvenot’s latest watch the Sin features a face indicating the passage of 24 hours with the moon and the sun in three dimensions Since its establishment in 2008 Frédéric Jouvenot has created several interesting pieces notably the HELIOS SOLAR DEITY  which won the Watch Award at the 2011 Geneva Time Exhibition.  His watches have unusual …

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Seiko’s Futuristic Watch worn in movie “Aliens” re-issued.

Seiko's Futuristic Watch worn in movie "Aliens" re-issued. 4

Seiko recently announced the release of a limited edition re-issue of the Seiko Giugiaro 7A28-7000. This is one of the first watches designed by Italian car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, and it became famous because of its association with the 1986 film Aliens. Of all Seiko Giugiaro watches this one could well be the most famous, not just because of …

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Cabestan Triple Axis Tourbillon

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Released earlier in the year the Cabestan Triple Axis Tourbillon has a design thats inspired by the catamaran: its shape resembling the two parallel floating sections these unique vessels have. It is the first watch to be completely designed and developed by Eric Coudray. Coudray is very knowledgeable on the subject of tourbillons having been behind …

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Romain Jerome Spacecraft Batman watch

Romain Jerome Spacecraft Batman watch

Founded in 2004 by Manuel Emch, Romain Jerome’s newest creation designed to enable the vigilante of Gotham City to avoid tardiness is based on their Spacecraft model: the Romain Jerome Spacecraft Batman. Likely to divide opinion this is not the first model the independent Swiss watchmaker has designed that’s been inspired by the famous superhero from the DC Comics universe. Previously they released …

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