UK based designers Zeon have joined forces with Star Wars to come up with a collection of five timepieces for the famous franchise. The watches include Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, Stormtrooper and Boba Fett, all made with a clean interface and very clear design references. All timepieces are licensed and will come packaged in individually numbered, velvet lined boxes complete with a collector’s certificate.
The world is rife with rumors about an upcoming Apple iWatch, which has seemed eminent to many ever since the nano showed off its use as a watch.
Design studio Humans Since 1982 brought analog and digital into the same category with a very interesting style and fashion. An installation by the studio features a set of 288 analog clocks. Although, rather than show time, all these clocks work together to create one massive digital clock that displays time.
Taking the scenic route of minimalist beauty, the circuit wall clock by designer Stevan Djurovic looks simply like a circular hollow disk. The magic of time telling in the clock comes through two subtle beams of light that rotate around the clock, one on the inside and the other on the outside. The outside LED works as the hour hand, while the inner LED does its job as the minute hand. It’s still just a concept and will hopefully see the light of the day very soon.
For most of us, the work of the alarm clock is to ring, go to snooze, get switched off or just be ignored. While that works fantastically for the sleepy mind, it’s not so great for waking up on time. While most people would shrug it off and try to be on time the next day, designer Sankalp Sinha decided the idea needed more of a kick, and a shock, so he could make it to class on time.
Throwing around a little weight can have its own uses. Heavy metal clocks have an air of simple, brute beauty about them. They are made from salvaged metal brought from yards south of Downtown Los Angeles. Created by Stephen J. Payne, the project is currently seeking backers/pre-orders on Kickstarter.
Excalibur Table Ronde watch by Roger Dubuis relives the legend of King Arthur and his knights on a round table. Only this time, the round table happens to be the face of a watch. The dial of the watch has an appearance similar to the Winchester Round Table. Twelve knights with their swords lifted towards the center of the table complete the look of the table, and the functional aspect of the watch. The gold figurines are captured in a 45 mm gold case with beveled edges. It has an 18 karat rose gold buckle that holds on to a crocodile leather strap.
Maximilian Büsser & Friends “MB&F” have come up with a brand new watch, the automobile inspired Horological Machine No.5. The timepiece seeks to mimic the look of the retro-styled automobiles, with its facing resembling the dials of cars, and the general shape itself following the automobile, accentuated by an exhaust at the rear of the design.
Romain Jerome and DelLorean automobiles have come together to produce a watch that matches up with the style and spunk of the time travelling car. DeLorean-DNA attempts to stay as close as possible to the car’s aesthetics. Brushed stainless steel gives it a bit likeliness to the color of the famous car, while extensive use of same materials as used in the original bodywork of DeLorean cars adds another dimension of similarity.
Seiko is coming up with limited edition Star Wars watches that put famous characters like Droids, Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Yoda and a Storm Trooper at the back of Seiko timepieces, with a tad of their personalities all over the watches. Now we’d expect a limited edition watch to be slightly expensive than its peers, but this one goes straight through the roof. At the time of writing, the watch is priced at $1300 for pre-orders on Amazon Japan. Of course, not all watches are priced the same, but the $1300 range is a pretty good idea of the price these timepieces demand.