The worlds most unusual watches

New Artya watches for 2015

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New Artya watches for 2015 include two models for the ‘Son of Gun’ and ‘Son of Earth’ collections. Firstly with the Son of a Gun Russian Roulette Glasnost G1 ArtyA takes its Son of a Gun concept to a whole new level: transparency. Serving as a sobering reminder that our time on earth is short, two genuine Flobert …

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The work of Masahiro Kikuno

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If you’re not familiar with Mr. Kikuno’s work already, you soon will be. Born in 1983 in Hokkaido, Japan, Masahiro Kikuno is the first Japanese watch-maker ever permitted to join the Académie Horlogère Des Créateurs Indépendants. Since established himself as a serious watch-maker at Baselworld 2011 with his first watch he has been churning out new and …

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New Parmigiani Bugatti 370 models.

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For the 10th anniversary of its partnership with the luxury car manufacturer Parmigiani releases three unique pieces of the Bugatti 370 model: the Bugatti Mythe, the Bugatti Victoire and the Bugatti Révélation. This series is known for the special case shape with six sapphire crystals and the ten-day power reserve thanks to the in-house-hand-wound movement PF370 …

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Christophe Claret Aveticum features hologram effect.

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Just launched in Geneva the Christophe Claret Aveticum features a “Mirascope” (a new magnifying technique) to create a holographic effect at the centre of the dial. As one can imagine from the name, the inspiration is Roman. Aventicum is the name of the Swiss city known today as Avenches . Christophe Claret himself collaborated with the …

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Breva Genie 03 is first watch with functional speedometer

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  The Breva Genie 03 is the world’s first-ever wristwatch with a functional speedometer. This is the third watch from Breva to feature their signature complication – a scientific instruments that monitor the wearer’s environment. The previous two, the Génie 01 and Génie 02 had Barometer and Altimeter complications. Before the Genie 03 calculating the air speed with …

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Cartier Astrotourbillon Skeleton has tourbillon seconds indicator.

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The new Rotonde de Cartier Astrotourbillon Skeleton Watch Calibre 9461MC will officially be introduced at the SIHH, despite its rather long-winded name its actually been reduced in terms of real estate. The Cartier Astrotourbillon Skeleton uses an open worked version of their caliber MC 9451 which took 5 years to develop for use in the original Astrotourbillon, …

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Astronomia Tourbillon has four arm carousel and miniature galaxy.

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The Astronomia Tourbillon from Jacob & Co. was one of the most talked about watches from Baselworld and with good reason;  it was one of, if not the most striking watch there as well as being a technical tour de force. American Brand Jacob & Co marked their intent to be considered as serious complication watchmakers with …

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HYT Skull – the liquid watch gets new design.

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HYT is kicking off 2015 by revealing the latest addition to its collection : the HYT Skull. These limited edition pieces feature the same capillaries of its “liquid timekeeping” technology (more on that here) but shaped into the outline of a skull. It’s not so much a watch for time-telling but closer to a fantastic piece of art …

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10 Wooden watches

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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.

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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

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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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