The worlds most unusual watches

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.

New Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Skeleton has skeletonized case, dial and hands. 1

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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Greubel Forsey GMT Black: different colour same mechanical marvel.

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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

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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.

Quirky Projects Twirler watch has offset hands. 1

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

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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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