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Saturday, 6 October 2012
Amazing Watches You’d Love to Own
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Binary Watch
If you want to be the absolute computer geek, then this watch can’t miss from your wirst. But first you need to learn the binary language, if you don’t already know, because else you won’t be able to read the time.
5. Storm Circuit Watch
The Circuit Watch uses a pair of tall stacked LED segments to illustrate the current time. The bars on the left show the current hour, while the bars on the right display appear to be split into two sections, one which displays tens of minutes and the other which shows individual minutes.
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.
7. Abacus Hands Free Ball Watch
Wrist watches really don’t get any more minimalist than the Abacus Hands Free Ball Watch which is an entirely hands free affair, relying instead on 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.
8. Equilibrium Wrist Watch
Inspired by aircraft instrumentation, in particular an aircraft’s artificial horizon instrument, the Equilibrium Wrist Watch is a purely analogue affair designed by Daniel Will-Harris that offers a ‘sense of perspective to an ever-shifting horizon’.
9. 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.
10. Nixie Watch
This watch looks designed especially for science geeks, because it displays the time on nixie tubes. For those that don’t know what nixie tubes are, they were used back in 1969 in calculators and are quaint neon display tubes. This watch only requires the flick of the wrist to display the hours, minutes in seconds in a sequence. It’s advantages are that it’s both rugged and water resistant. The Nixie Watch is great somebody that wants to be unique.
11. Matrix M6001 LCD Watch
A deliciously retro inspired LCD wrist watch, the Matrix M6001 LCD Wrist Watch manages to ooze yesteryear appeal whilst offering highly original and distinctive styling – which is not an easy feat. Managing to be both understated and yet gloriously glam, though we’re not quite sure how this has been accomplished, the Matrix M6001 is, beyond all doubt, a retro fuelled masterpiece.
12. Giovannoni Timesphere
At $150, the Giovannoni Timesphere is a nifty alarm clock – well yes not a watch practically though, however is capable of projecting the time onto any surface via a wireless orb. While sitting on the base, the wireless floating orb is charged through induction and once it is completely charged feel free to place it wherever and fix the point where you want time to be focussed. The orb will project the time onto a wall or surface or your wrist and easily be lost when kicked or played with by a dog.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. Zihotch Watch
This is one strange watch you probably wouldn’t like to wear, especially if you’re not Japanese. Excepting it’s huge, it looks like an old phone and you need to dial “117″ to hear the time in Japanese. You can watch the video in source to understand better what are we talking about.
16. 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.
17. Horological Machine No. 2
HM2 is a timepiece god. It has four dials, which offer the following measurements: “instantaneous jump hour, concentric retrograde minutes, retrograde date and bi-hemisphere moon phase.” That basically means the watch has two date and two time keeping dials. Who the hell cares? It’s stunning! This flawless beauty is worth $59,000.
18. The Camera Phone Watch
Telson’s TWC 1150 is the world’s first camera phone watch. It supports a RUIM card which can be used in GSM phones for international roaming. Other features include, a 256 color LCD, plug-in camera, Infrared wireless earpiece, speakerphone, stopwatch, and planner.
19. 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.
20. 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 the season.
21. High-Tech Army Wristwatch
Tadiran Communications has developed new video communication technology that delivers real-time images taken by helicopters on to a 3-inch LCD display. This wristwatch-style receiver gives solidiers an aerial view of the battlefield with video beamed directly from drones at 30 frames per second. For $50,000, you’ll get a receiver, transmitter, and battery.
22. 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.
23. 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.
24. 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.
25. OLED Linux Watch
Developed jointly by IBM and eMagin, this OLED Linux watch was ahead of its time. It basically had a host of PDA functions (phonebook, scheduler, picture viewer, etc.) and included a monochrome 640 x 480 VGA display.
26. 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.
27. 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”
28. 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.
29. Gucci LED watch
As a luxury brand, Gucci’s watches always give you elegant experience. This new design comes with a sliding cover revealing a glass LED display.
30. Tokyo Flash Barcode IP LED Watch
For an LED watch that looks like no other, it has to be Barcode. The new IP black version featuring large, easy to see white LEDs and a solid stainless steel strap is sure to turn heads and make your friends envious. The custom designed strap achieves a perfect balance with the case, both featuring strong grooves, the tapered edges of the case meeting the strap neatly. The time can be read easily with a touch of the button. The first two columns show hours; in column 1 each light equals 5 hours, in column 2 each light equals 1 hour. The second two columns show minutes; in column 3 each light equals 10 minutes, in column 4 each light equals 1 minute.