Unique Watches

Dec 112013
 
Worlds smallest Nixie watch the Kopriso Mi Esposita

A new new Solar Powered Single-Tube Nixie watch from Australian designer Michel van der Meij 
A Nixie tube, also called a cold cathode display is an electronic device used for displaying numerals or other information. The early Nixie displays were made by a small vacuum tube manufacturer called Haydu Brothers Laboratories, and introduced in 1955 by Burroughs Corporation, who purchased Haydu.…

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Nov 142013
 
The Bullhead watch an horological oddity

A bullhead watch has the buttons on top of  the case that recall and were originally inspired by bull horns, chronographs with this design started appearing in the 1960′s and 70′s. This style of design was probably for a practical consideration, its more ergonomic: pressing start and stop buttons on top of the watch case is more pleasant for the position of the hand than using buttons placed on the side.…

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Nov 032013
 
Devon Tread 2 Ships To Retailers

American timepiece manufacturer DEVON has announced that its highly anticipated, electro-mechanical  Tread 2 timepieces are on their way to retailers now. Over 300 preorders were taken for the Tread 2 at Baselworld 2013, and the new Devon Works lab in Pasadena is running at full steam in order to fulfill these orders.…

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Oct 142013
 
Zenith Christophe Colomb Hurricane Grand Voyage

The Zenith Christophe Colomb Hurricane Grand Voyage.

Zenith have just released a new version of their amazing Zenith Christophe Colomb, a part of the “Academy” collection its noted for its gyroscopic module named “Gravity Control” which was a unique technical feat in the world of watchmaking.…

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Sep 232013
 
Urwerk EMC is first high-end watch with artificial intelligence.

For URWERK, a precision timepiece should have at its base a movement that is accurate, reliable and long lasting. Such a movement should meet specific criteria including accuracy in 5 positions between -4 seconds and +6 seconds over 24 hours. However, while it is one thing to regulate an accurate watch in the controlled world of a workshop, performance in the sometimes-extreme real world, i.e.…

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Jul 262013
 
JHA watches, unique watches from Japanese artisans.

JHA (Japan Handcraft Watch Association) has just started taking orders for a new handmade wristwatch, catchily called the “Votoms Watch Scopedog Model” (pictured below), its priced at 23,625 yen (about US$235).
It has three separate dials, one with an hour hand, one showing the minutes,  and one with a seconds hand.…

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Jul 122013
 
GRAHAM Tourbillon Orrery

The GRAHAM Tourbillon Orrery 1713-2013
Celebrates 300 Years Of The Orrery
GRAHAM is possessed of the same driving passion as George Graham, who in the 18th century, devoted his life to the creation of the unattainable.
“Honest” George as he was known, transformed his world through his art.…

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Jun 212013
 
The Kisai Intoxicated watch comes with breathalyser

Looking virtually interchangeable from most other watches by Tokyoflash this one features something a bit different: a breathalyser.
The Kisai Intoxicated watch is novel in that it can check how sober you are. To do this unscrew the watch panel on the side of the watch, wait for the sensor to heat up and blow into the breathalyser from a distance of 2cm.…

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Jun 172013
 
Diesel releases largest wristwatch in the world

Diesel expands its “Daddy” line of watches with the introduction of the Diesel GrandDaddy model DZ7262 proclaimed to be the world’s largest commercially available wristwatch.
With a case measuring 76mm in diameter the Diesel Granddaddy is certainly a whopper and a wrist presence that is sure to grab attention.…

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May 182013
 
Wooden watch wonders from Valerii Danevych

Working in Kiev, Ukraine watchmaker Valerii Danevych has been perfecting his miniature joinery skills since he was a child- during his school days he made a 3cm guitar which used hair for strings.
Descended from a family of cabinet makers he didnt find traditional wooden joinery gave him satisfaction and was ambitious to tackle more complex wooden structures.  In 2005 with this in mind he dedicated himself to creating wooden timepieces or perhaps you could say “wood horology”.…

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May 102013
 
Jacob & Co. Epic SF24 uses "split flap" module for second time zone.

The latest piece from Jacob & Co  will appeal to those with a novel taste in wristwatches and who happen to do a lot of traveling. The Jacob & Co. Epic SF24 is the only world-time watch of its kind using a “split flap” display.
You’ve seen them in airports and train stations all over the world, from Singapore’s Changi Airport to the Atlantic City Rail Terminal to Zurich.…

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Mar 272013
 
Breva Genie 01. Combination Barometer-Altimeter mechanical watch.

Altimeters in mechanical watches are not out of the ordinary – Breitling Navtimer for example, however watches with Barometer complications are fewer in number, lately only the Da Vindice Vindex springs to mind.
The Breva Génie 01 is being touted as the worlds first mechanical watch to combine both these functions, and while combining the two is quite unusual its not the first time its happened, another example being the Favre-Leuba Bivouac made in the 60′s.…

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Mar 232013
 
Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 4

The latest development in this collection by Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 4 is a masterwork of precision contained in a dramatic but refined design. Its heart is a tourbillon inside three concentric cages, each rotating at a different speed and at a different angle.…

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Mar 152013
 
Ochs and Junior Moonphase is worlds most accurate

The new Ochs and Junior Moonphase model Selene has the worlds most accurate moonphase to be featured in a wristwatch.
It will be off by one day in 3,478 years. Not only that but it is so very simply constructed using just 5 moving parts.
Typically a conventional moonphase calculation is off by one day after two years and more precise moonphases by one day after 122,500 years.…

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Mar 122013
 
ArtyA Son of a Gun Target

ArtyA is a brand created by Swiss designer Yvan Arpa and aims to create watches incorporating elements of contemporary art and unusual materials.
The Son of a Gun collection often uses bullets in its watches for instance the Son of a Gun Werewolf model came with two silver bullets, which had been forged during a full moon and rubbed in garlic for added Werewolf-defeating effect.…

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Mar 092013
 
Miniature barometer featured in Da Vindice watch

Now while looking pretty snazzy in your stylish mechanical watch you can not only check to see whether you`re on time but also whether you need to grab your umbrella too.

Watch brand Da Vindice was established in 2009 and their mission is to offer unique creations.…

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Mar 042013
 
B.R.M watch filled with motor oil from Lola racing car

B.R.M are well known for their Motor Racing inspired and themed watches. This b.r.m watch, their latest release model CNT 44 GULF is a novel idea; housed directly under the dial is a small oil tank containing actual motor oil from a Lola LMP2 Gulf racing car that took part in the biggest endurance races of last year including Le Mans.…

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Mar 032013
 
New Maurice Lacroix uses mysterious seconds indicator.

Maurice Lacroix  will unveil its new Masterpiece Seconde Mystérieuse at Baselworld 2013 and it is reminiscent of  another famous model of the line: the Masterpiece Roue Carree.  Introduced at Baselworld 2011 the Roue Carree Seconde timepiece was the first in the world to use a square cog for the seconds display.…

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Dec 052012
 
Squashed espresso capsules used for watch dial in Blancier watches.

Squashed espresso capsules wouldn’t seem an obvious choice to use as a watch dial but thats what Blancier have done with their new “Grand Cru Watch Collection”
They take the used capsules from Nespresso espresso machines, remove the paper filter and outer ring and turn them into dials by compressing them down to 0.4mm thickness.…

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Nov 232012
 
Mr Jones Sun and Moon watch uses images to indicate the time.

British watch brand Mr Jones are known for their unusual watch designs, their latest is the “Sun and Moon” watch which features an unconventional way to indicate the time.
The Mr Jones Sun and Moon watch doesnt feature a dial in the conventional sense, instead it uses a semi circular aperture through which symbols are displayed.…

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Nov 042012
 
Romain Jerome Day of the Dead Watch

The “Day Of the Dead” or “Día de los Muertos” dates back to Mayan and Aztec times and in honor of the day Romain Jerome have released a new model, the Día de los Muertos.
The Romain Jerome Day of the Dead watch is Presented in PVD black coated steel cases they feature a dial decorated with a skull depicted in typical bright colours using  handmade appliqués.  The cases are the same ones used in the Titanic DNA models and feature the same X going through the dial.…

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Aug 072012
 
Wryst Airborne prototype released

Wryst have just released a prototype of their Airborne watch (pictured below).
The Wryst Airborne FW3, FW4 and FW5 are according to the brand, watches that are “the first Limited Edition watches ever produced that fulfill groundbreaking stylish looks, incredible strength attributes and reliability.”
Priced at $750 USD they feature DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) coated Stainless steel cases used to provide wear and scratch resistance.…

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Aug 042012
 
Solder Time 2 DIY watch

Spikenzie Labs have released a new version of their Solder:Time micro-controller DIY watch.
The Solder Time 2 like the original is a watch for people who like to build their own (an assembled version is also available),  the new version features various upgrades and is even more hackable than the original.…

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Aug 032012
 
Concrete watch inspired by architecture

Taking architecture as his inspiration Dzmitry Samal has created a unique watch with a strong geometric design housed inside a case made from unusual material for a watch; concrete.
Dzmitry Samal chose concrete because he felt its a ” noble, modern, honest and robust material”.…

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Jul 302012
 
Sealed Watch uses wax for the dial.

If you like the idea of being more involved in a watch`s design process then the novel “Sealed Watch” featuring a sealing wax dial might appeal to you.
Its produced by the quirkily named company ‘Be Optimistic and Thankful’ or BOAT for short.…

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Jul 032012
 
4N Mechanical Digital watch becomes functional.

This past week 4N have released a video (below) via their facebook page announcing  the fully functioning version of their mechanical digital watch.
I wrote about the 4N watch originally back in early 2010 when it was announced. At that time there were only computer graphic representations of it available so its interesting to see the progression to this fully functional version in the flesh.…

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Jul 012012
 
Arrive Fashionably late with the "ish watch".

The “ish” watch, also sometimes called “Indian stretchable Time” is a watch that makes a humorous comment on Indian scheduling.
Based on the idea that Indians often tend to be late due to a multitude of reasons ranging from political demonstrations, bad road conditions to simply herds of cattle blocking the way.…

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Jun 202012
 
Arm yourself against werewolves with Artya watch

Arm yourself against Werewolves with the Artya Werewolf Watch, a new addition to Artya‘s “son of a gun” range of watches.
The Son of A Gun Werewolf features two silver, hand engraved bullets that were, according to Artya forged during a full moon and also for good measure rubbed in Garlic.…

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Jun 192012
 
New compass watch model the 'Downhill GT' from Aspen Watches

Avoid getting lost on the piste with this Aspen watch the  Downhill GT , a new version of the Aspen One Compass watch.
Aspen Watches are a Swiss luxury watch brand specializing in Ski- themed watches, and are named after the Colorado ski resort.
The Aspen One Collection is limited to 3,267 pieces total, which also represents the elevation of Mount Aspen from base to peak.…

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