The worlds most unusual watches

10 Wooden watches

Analog wooden watches

Wooden watches have a few things going for them: they are light-weight most of them are half the weight of a watch with a metal band,  they are hypo-allergenic so a good choice for those with metal allergies and these timber timepieces can also look better with age due to the patina of the wood being conditioned by …

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New Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Skeleton has skeletonized case, dial and hands.

Excalibur Spider Skeleton

In addition to the Excalibur Automatic Skeleton Roger Dubuis will also be debuting the new Excalibur Spider Skeleton Flying Tourbillon at the SIHH next month. The new Excalibur Spider Skeleton Flying Tourbillon from Roger Dubuis takes the skeleton theme beyond the movement alone and extends it to encompass a skeletonized case, dial and hands. The Excalibur Spider Skeleton …

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Grieb and Benzinger Pharos Centurion Imperial in Palladium

Grieb and Benzinger Pharos Centurion Imperial

Grieb and Benzinger specialize in creating watches with handmade dials and taking vintage and antique movements and bringing them to life again. This is done by painstakingly reworking them so they bear little resemblance to their original state. For the first time they have released an entirely black model, the Grieb & Benzinger Pharos Centurion Imperial …

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Greubel Forsey GMT Black: different colour same mechanical marvel.

Greubel Forsey GMT Black

Making its debut at the upcoming SIHH 2015 the Greubel Forsey GMT Black is a new version of the world-time watch they released in 2011. It features the same asymmetrical-shaped case as the original (43.5 mm by 16.14 mm) but now in a blackened titanium case treated with vacuum-deposited ADLC (amorphous diamond-like carbon) a coating originally …

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Nevo minimalist smartwatch

Nevo Smartwatch

The Nevo is a smartwatch that combines activity tracking and phone notifications but using a minimalist analogue design. In order to track activity goals this smartwatch uses eleven bright white LED indicators which have been embedded around the névo dial. These are used to measure goal progression and to give feedback of your activity level in …

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Quirky Projects Twirler watch has offset hands.

Projects Twirler

At first you could be forgiven for thinking that reading the time is not an easy task with this Projects Twirler watch. It appears to be a bit disconcerting but although its a quirky design its not that difficult to read. Basically the hands of the Projects Twirler have moved outward from the center of the dial and …

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HYT H1 Alumen Blue

HYT H1 Alumen Blue

The HYT H1 Alumen Blue, a new version of this unusual watch using liquid to tell the time. Fluids and mechanical watch technology do not go so well together. So how does someone get it into their head to take a liquid reservoir and put it in a watch case? In 2002, that was exactly what Lucien Vouillamoz wanted …

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Giuliano Mazzuoli releases watch made of marble.

Mazzuoli marble

Cradle of the Renaissance and home to some of the greatest masters of the arts the world has ever known, Florence is a showcase of magnificence. Giuliano Mazzuoli is proud of his Florentine roots, and when asked what does the wondrous place he comes from inspire him to create, this time the answer comes from …

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HDD watch: a micro hard disc drive turned into a watch.

The HDD watch

The HDD watch is a creation that was successfully funded on Indiegogo and created by watchmaker Jean Jerome and is the first watch to be made from a hard disc drive. Jerome explains that although its made from a computers hard disk drive this is not a smart watch by any means and only serves to simply tell …

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12 Classic Watch Designs from 1910’s -80’s

Cartier Tank

This a chronological list of classic watch designs that have achieved their status because of their historical significance or enduring fame. Dating from the turn of the 20th century through to the 1980’s. These watches vary greatly in design and style ranging from small refined dress watches to chunkier sports watches but all have in common their …

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Artya watches for 2014.

Artya watches 2014

Artya is an unusual watch brand that creates “watch art” by employing two teams of people in their workshop, one team is made up of artists and the other watchmakers together they come up with some very interesting designs, here are a couple of new Artya watches for 2014. The Son of a Gun Russian Roulette …

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