Sunday, November 6, 2011

Fantastic Watches

Abacus Hands Free Ball Watch


A single metal ball to convey the time thanks to the use of a concealed magnet. Not a watch for those who cannot live without knowing the exact time but ideally suited to those seeking a stylish watch that offers a rather more casual relationship with time telling.

aoTimeFlexa


This is a self-gumming watch, that can be attached to virtually anything, from your hand to a jacket. The aoTimeFlexa is based on the flexible display technology and it can be bend and rolled like a paper. It also features touchscreen, so it doesn’t have any physical buttons. Being very slim and small, it can be used in any situation.


Azimuth SP-1 Mecanique


Azimuth premieres the brand new SP-1 Mechanique concept watch. Nicknamed the ’spaceship watch’, this forward-looking timepiece is an adventurous mix of bold, futuristic styling and progressive technical flaunts. The so-called spaceship watch has a rendition of Earth as seen from space which rotates every sixty seconds. It has a jumping hour display powered by a Unitas 6497 movement. It has a rotating disc which is at the base of a minute hand.

Fossil Starck Watch

 This digital style watch displays the time in a unique fashion. In a ring shaped display, the hours are displayed as numbers while the minutes are displayed in segments. As time goes by, the segments build making a complete ring every hour. The center is completely see through and the pusher is located on the case back to create this sleek styling.


Issey Miyake OVO  Watch

What can we say about Issey Miyake’s quite remarkable OVO Wrist Watch? A watch of extreme modernist beauty, the OVO is arguably one of (if not the) most striking wrist watches we’ve ever come across or are ever likely to come across. A masterpiece of watch design from the Japanese master of all things cool.


Tiwe OLED Wrist Watch

Tiwe OLED Wrist Watch works by displaying a series of dots across the watch’s face that appear to float around in a wholly random fashion until you either shake the watch or tap the screen – at which point the OLED dots will quickly assemble from their chaotic meanderings to form order hence displaying the current time in an analogue style before timing out and floating away back into chaos again. Let’s Shake the Watch to Form the Time from Chaos.


Liquid Time

There are two names of this watch: one is “Liquid Time” and the other is “From nowhere to nowhere”. Liquid Time utilizes two LCD screens specially crafted to fit the watch as well as some very clever typography.

Luna Crystal Watch

Time Floats magically inside this wathch. If you ever tried to match the brilliance of Swarovski’s expertise in crystal and mixed it with the bedazzling gems Signity specialize in, you might end up with something that looks a whole lot like this Luna Watch created by designer John Pszeniczny. Made with crystal, stainless steel and a Spessartite Garnet, the watch almost gives you the illusion of a crystal ball since the touching of tow contact points seems to make the time flash and float magically inside the crystal. With a subtle luminescence making it glow like a secret key to some outlandish magical world, the Luna watch finds the perfect balance between function and aesthetics making it just the perfect fashion accessory for any season.


NOOKA ZOT V Watch

The second version (V Series) of the Nooka Zot sports a full-face mineral crystal lens, making it as easy to clean as wiping with the edge of your designer-label t-shirt! The Nooka Zot-V also has some nifty features: a chronograph for timing your poker games, and an alarm to get you up in the morning. The 12 dots represent hours (months in date mode) and the row below counts minutes. Housed in stainless steel with an LCD display, the watch has an EL backlight, leather straps and a stainless steel buckle. It is 35 x 35 x 10mm with 28mm wide band. Modes: Time, Date, Chronograph and Alarm.

ON AIR Wrist Watch


 
On air wrist Watch shows time in an extraordinary minimal way. While LED display shows minutes in number, its position shows us the current hour. Display is also function as a light and set button. If you push once LED lights up. To set the time you need just to push in the center of the display for 5 seconds and LED flashes, here you push upper or lower corner of the display to set the hour and the left and right corner to set minutes.

The ORB – Time Orbit watch

The idea for this watch is classic plastic bracelet, with incorporated lines inside the watch that show the current time. Those three line are rotating around the watch and show the time, while the seconds line is going around all the time. One line for hour,second for minute and third for seconds,and three different colors for every lines. It`s simple concept, attractive and eye catching. The ORB could be made in two colors, black and white, with different colors for the time lines. Adjusting the clock is easy as the watch is the touchscreen, all you have to do is to touch the line, click adjust icon and slide current time line to correct time.


 Seiko Bluetooth Watch
This Seiko watch not only tells time, it notifies you when a call or text message is received – on your phone – via Bluetooth. It also displays the battery level and network signal strength. SII (Seiko Instruments) in Japan has done a prototype of their bluetooth watch for mobile phone users. The bluetooth watch can connect to mobile phone and display important information on the watch.

Timex Thumbnail Watch

This watch is still a design for now but the coolest watch you could ever own. This watch design could reinvent our whole perception over watches. The projects comes from a design contest organized by Timex to get new ideas for their future projects. The Nail Watch, as they naturally called it, allows you to check the time with just a quick glance over your arm. It will show up in different modes, calculator, date, calender etc and an option to chose the color. This would probably be the most stylish watch and all popular companies would cry if it hits the markets.


Tokyo Flash Twelve 5-9 Q Watch


 The stylish case features a contoured undulating effect, as if the metal itself is alive. Moving clockwise from the top of the display, the first two lines of LEDs indicate the hours 1-12, each lit LED indicating one hour. The third line of LEDs indicates minutes up to 50, each lit LED indicating 10 minutes. The final two lines indicate single minutes 1-9, one LED representing each single minute. A conventional structure with a striking display, this outstanding time piece is perfect for those who crave something extraordinary.


Ultra-Violet Watch


 Infinity Optic’s Ultra-Violet watch is like an optical illusion, you’ll see the same reflection many times over due to specially placed mirrors and electroluminescent coated hands.



URWERK UR-202 AlTiN


 Revolving Satellite Complication The UR-202 features URWERK’s patented Revolving Satellite Complication with telescopic minutes hands. The Revolving SatelliteComplication displays time using telescopic minutes hands operating through the middle of three orbiting and revolving hours satellites. The telescopic minutes hands precisely adjust their length to follow the three sectors marking the minutes: 0-14, 15-44, 45-60. Extended, they enable the UR-202 to display the time across a large, easy-to-read dial. Retracted, they allow for a very wearable and comfortably sized case.


ZeroPointZero Watch


Designer Luis Beruman’s new ZeroPointZero is a set of digital watch handcuffs. Yes, that’s handcuffs. This concept is inspired by “we are all slavers of time”.

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