Unique Watches

Dec 052014
Artya watches for 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.…

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Dec 032014
Romain Jerome Batman watch features the bat signal.

For the 75th anniversary of Batman, the Swiss watchmaker Romain Jerome unveiled this limited edition DNA Batman watch in a series of 75 watches in homage to the age of Bruce Wayne, with a dial that bears the emblem of Batman in black lacquer.
Bruce Wayne by day, by night; Batman: Gotham City’s protector turned into international cultural icon thanks to his strength, intellect and will to fight evil.…

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Dec 012014
Jacob Jensen Curve features clean, elegant design.

Jacob Jensen the man behind the design studio is best known for his work with Bang and Olufsen. It’s been a while since the Jacob Jensen design studio launched a whole new watch line, but the Jacob Jensen Curve series has now been launched and presents clean lines and elegant design, Jacob Jensen watch designs follow the credo of form follows function. The Jacob Jensen Curve received “honourable mention” at the prestigious reddot design awards 2014.…

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Nov 152014
The BOLT-68, a bullhead watch that converts into a pocket watch.

Bomberg is a  fairly new watch brand, being established  in 2012 in Neuchâtel, the heart of Swiss watchmaking.
For 2014 they introduced the BOLT-68 collection. Its an interesting and unconventional watch in the mold of the ‘Bullhead’ design which originally started appearing in the 60′s but is still being used even by major brands, Omega having recently released an updated version of their model, the Omega Seamaster Bullhead, which you can read about along with other Bullhead designs here.…

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Nov 132014
MB&F's latest 'machine' the HM6 is inspired by 80's Japanese cartoon.

Captain Future is a science fictional hero – originally published in self-titled American pulp magazines between 1940 and 1951 and authored by Edmond Hamilton. In 1978, Toei Animation of Japan produced a Captain Future anime TV series of 53 episodes, based on 13 original Hamilton stories which was dubbed into several languages and proved very popular, particularly in French.…

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Oct 302014
Division Furtive Type 50 has "Flux Capacitor" dial.

Division Furtive has announced the production of the Type 50 wristwatch, a new design following its first dual-linear watch: the Type 40, covered here. Like the Type 40 it features an accelerometer enabling the watch to respond to movement so time is displayed when you twist your wrist in front of you. The dial of the Type 50 has been lowered to add transparent cylinders on top of the LEDs to give it the “Flux Capacitor” look.…

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Sep 222014
Accurate to 1.5 seconds in a 1000yrs the Hoptroff No. 16 Atomic Wristwatch

The Hoptroff No. 16 Atomic Wrist watch.
After inventing the first Atomic Pocket Watch, the Hoptroff No 10 (pictured below) the company has now released their first Atomic Wrist watch, the Hoptroff No. 16.
Accurate to 1.5 seconds each thousand years it jointly shares the accolade of most accurate wristwatch with the first Atomic powered wrist watch released late last year, the Bathys Cesium 133 Atomic Wrist Watch.…

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Sep 062014
Parmigiani Bugatti Mythe

Introducing the Parmigiani Bugatti Mythe.
Since 2004, the Swiss brand Parmigiani has collaborated with Bugatti, and over the years the two brands have come together on several occasions to produce a range of cutting edge timepieces such as the previously mentioned Parmigiani Bugatti Super Sport.…

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Aug 282014
Luminox Surefire 2211 is a tactical wristlight watch.

Designed for the unique requirements of a highly specialised market,  professionals Tactical watches are few and far between. This latest one, the Luminox Surefire 2211 Wristlight Tactical watch combines a Swiss Luminox quartz watch with the 2211 Wristlight by SureFire and measures a monster 61 by 51 mm and 28 mm thick!…

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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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