Unique Watches

A large selection of unique watches that feature an unusual characteristic such as design or function and range from the subtle to the outlandish in appearance.

Jan 202015
 
Cartier Astrotourbillon Skeleton has tourbillon seconds indicator.

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

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Jan 092015
 
HYT Skull - the liquid watch gets new design.

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

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Dec 312014
 
Grieb and Benzinger Pharos Centurion Imperial in Palladium

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

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Dec 172014
 
Nevo minimalist smartwatch

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

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Dec 152014
 
Quirky Projects Twirler watch has offset hands.

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

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Dec 142014
 
HYT H1 Alumen Blue

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

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Dec 122014
 
Giuliano Mazzuoli releases watch made of marble.

Cradle of the Renaissance and home to some of the greatest masters of the arts the world has ever known, Florence is a showcase of magnificence. Giuliano Mazzuoli is proud of his Florentine roots, and when asked what does the wondrous place he comes from inspire him to create, this time the answer comes from

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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. The Son of a Gun Russian

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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. With unique designs that mesmerize their watches also capture

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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! At 143 grams its the

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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

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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

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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. While the Tread 2

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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. The “Gravity Control” module uses the principal of gimbal

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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. The watch takes its

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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. He was the inventor of the first

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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

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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. It features four individual chronograph movements

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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

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Apr 302013
 
Nord Zeitmaschine Quickindicator has Worlds fastest minute hand.

Daniel Nebel formed Nord Zeitmaschine (North Time-machine) in 1998. Working in the field of prototype machine construction he developed the brand in his spare time and two models are currently being shown at Baselworld, both using unconventional dials. Announced a few days ago was the Quickindicator a watch with the worlds fastest minute hand –

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Apr 132013
 
Konstantin Chaykin Cinema watch features animation complication

From Russian independent watchmaker the Konstantin Chaykin Cinema watch features an animation complication. The cinema watch is a tribute to the the “zoopraxiscope“, considered the first kind of movie projector and invented in 1879 by Eadweard Muybridge. By pressing a button at the 9 o’clock position a disc spins showing an animation of a man riding

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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

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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. The Histoire de Tourbillon 4 has two, fast rotating barrels

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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

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Mar 112013
 
Carbon8 stopwatch model designed for optimal position.

Relatively new Swiss mechanical watchmakers Carbon8 were formed in 2010 by Tamas Szabados and Janos Palinkas who are passionate about motorsport and making fine timepieces. Carbon8 watches use modified ETA movements and materials such as carbon-fiber feature prominently. The Carbon8 Rallypack is a stopwatch model.  In motorsport its very important to have a stopwatch you

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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. Their Vindex model will be presented at Baselworld. It features not

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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

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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. This was made possible

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Mar 022013
 
The watch you can print: Shifted Watch a 3D printed watch

3D printing is popping up everywhere, in fact just recently it was announced that a breakthrough in 3D printing could eventually lead to printable organs. Utilizing this technology Austrian designer Paul Kweton has come up with the “Shifted Watch” a 3d printed watch. According to the designer it has a “random, futile, deconstructive design, highlighting

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