The worlds most unusual watches

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.

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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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Harry Winston Opus 14, a Jukebox on your wrist.

Harry Winston Opus 14

The continuation of the Harry Winston Opus saga has finally arrived after a 2 year wait with the launch of The Harry Winston Opus 14. The Opus 14 has been called a “Jukebox on your wrist” . This is in reference to its unique mechanical configuration using four stacked disks which recall the nostalgic automated music-playing device. The four …

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Star Wars watch from Devon.

Devon Star Wars Watch

The release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens has lead to companies around the world excitedly launching Star Wars themed products. Devon, an American company famous for its Tread model watch which uses four tiny microstep motors to drive the movement have created a striking new and very limited Star wars watch, a more high end timepiece to attract …

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Ollivier Savéo watches

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Today we are looking at a couple of unusual watches by Ollivier Savéo. Ollivier has worked as a jeweler for many prestigious companies over his twenty-five year career and with watchmakers Roger Dubuis, Gay Frères and Quinting. He was awarded the “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” prize in 2000, this was in recognition of his skill at creating …

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MB&F HMX 10th Anniversary celebration watch.

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MB&F HMX – A 10th Anniversary Horological Machine To celebrate their 10th anniversary in 2015 MB&F have released the HMX or Horological Machine 10 which is their least expensive wristwatch to date. There is one basic fact about birthdays that is fairly safe to assume: The one celebrating usually gets the presents. However, for the most significant anniversary of …

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Miki Eleta TIMEBURNER – An Internal Combustion Engine for the wrist.

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The Timeburner is an unusual watch that is inspired by Miki Eleta’s passion for the earliest internal combustion engines and is designed as a tribute to them. The celebrated master timepiece maker and kinetic artist based in Switzerland whose dream is to “make unimaginable mechanical art a reality” collaborated with independent watch maker Marc Jenni to create the Timeburner. Hours …

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Leatherman Tread Multi-tool watch and bracelet

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Soon to be released the Leatherman Tread is both a multi-tool bracelet as well as timepiece depending on which option you choose. The bracelet has 11 interchangeable links, each one has two tools on either side such as a screw head or a small cutting instrument, in total the Leatherman Tread watch will have 25 tools. Apparently the tools can be …

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Korona K01 Northern Lights: impressive proprietary glow material.

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The new Stepan Sarpaneva Korona K01 Northern Lights from Finnish watchmaker, goldsmith, and designer Stepan Sarpaneva features a marvelous luminescence in three variations echoing the glow given off by the aurora borealis. The uniquely bright and colourful glow on the Korona K01 Northern Lights is possible thanks to a proprietary lume material called Black Badger, an …

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