The worlds most unusual watches

New liquid watch the HYT H3 released for Baselworld 2015.

New liquid watch the HYT H3 released for Baselworld 2015. 1

Young watch brand launched in 2012, HYT the “Hydro Mechanical Horologists” continue to shake up watch codes. The arrival of the latest creation from the brand, the HYT H3 continues the progress of the brand towards horizons yet unexplored … HYT has made ​​a specialty as its name suggests of the integration of fluids in …

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Sneak preview of new 4N Sapphire Planet

Sneak preview of new 4N Sapphire Planet 1

4N has just announced a new version of its mechanical digital watch with jumping discs first released in 2010 (and covered here), the 4N SAPPHIRE PLANET. This new version, though details are few, appears to have an entirely sapphire case, the video doesn’t give too much away. It will be presented at Baselworld from 18th to 26th …

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MB&F HM3 MegaWind Final Edition Watch

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New for 2015, the MB&F HM3 MegaWind Final Edition will be the last version to be made of this model. Like other MB&F watches its fascinating visually and technically.There have been many different versions of the HM3 MegaWind model and it is their most popular to date. The Mega wind is the most recent version and the …

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Christophe Claret X-TREM-1 in Blue

Christophe Claret X-TREM-1 in Blue 1

The Christophe Claret X-TREM-1 featuring its totally new way of telling the time using floating balls is now available in a new blue version. Its mechanism is very unusual and groundbreaking: two spheres – which appear to be floating in their respective tubes – are controlled by magnetic fields generated by two magnets moved by ultra-thin surgical silk thread. Thanks to the …

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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

The work of Masahiro Kikuno 1

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.

New Parmigiani Bugatti 370 models. 3

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.

Christophe Claret Aveticum features hologram effect. 1

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

Breva Genie 03 is first watch with functional speedometer 1

  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.

Cartier Astrotourbillon Skeleton has tourbillon seconds indicator. 1

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.

Astronomia Tourbillon has four arm carousel and miniature galaxy. 1

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.

HYT Skull - the liquid watch gets new design. 1

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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