Tourbillon Black Hole watch is a concept inspired by space. And as the name implies, it is particularly fond of black holes. Three rings are used to represent the hours and minutes, while the tourbillon escapement represents a nebula about to be consumed by the black hole. It sure doesn’t hurt that the looks of the watch manage to beautifully display the complex idea while keeping the package elegant and the time readable. Designed by Fischer Thierry.
A look at the Opus Eleven and you know this watch isn’t going to simply point hands and show you time. No sir, the watch from Harry Winston explodes and reassembles the digits to show you the hours. The mechanism remains static for 59 minutes, and then jumps into action the last minute to create the digit. Minutes are displayed by the smaller circular section on the top right; the inner circle shows the tens while the outer circle shows the units.
Watchmaker U-Boat has come up with a stylish watch. The matte black watch makes liberal use of carbon fiber in its construction, the bezel is in ceramic, though the rubber strap may seem a bit out of place in its august company. Resilient to water at a depth of up to 300 feet, the limited edition watch will have a run of just 300 units.
Putting a watch in an iPhone case is quite a show of redundancy, but do it elegantly enough, and you’ve got something like the DBM De Bethume iPhone case. The case itself is made from alligator leather, and an old-fashioned pocket watch sits smug in the back of the case. The watch makes use of DB 1024 caliber movement and has a six day power reserve.
Bell & Ross BR 01 Red Radar is an interesting watch with its face inspired by the radar screens inside air traffic control rooms. Red tinted crystals give the face its look while three concentric discs move and emulate the motion of the radar beam as it scans through the surface.
Ventura Sparc MGS is a masterpiece boasting a unique mechanism that combines the worlds of analog and digital mechanisms. The display is digital, but powered by a mechanical “micro-generator system” that turns movement into electricity. This unique system is of course the highlight of the watch, and other features include date, alarm, chrono, countdown and 100 year perpetual calendar functions.
Zoomin is a sleek and interestingly designed watch that keeps its hours in an inner circle, while the minutes are displayed by the circumference. Hands of the watch are replaced by something of magnifying glasses, magnifying the beauty of time. The watch has been designed by Gennady Martynov and Emre Cetinkoprulu.
Vague Clock by designer Sejoon Kim keeps on the appearance of a flat dish, only giving up the secret of time when the user comes up close and feels the face of the watch. The clock is updated by GPS, so it remains accurate even with users continuously touching it, and goes back to the simple face when not in use.
In today’s age, you may or may not be wearing a watch, but there’s a far better chance that you’d be carrying a flash drive. Going in a similar vein, this design submission for Tokyo Flash by Olivier Demangel is a wrist watch that includes a complimentary USB drive. The Konect concept is more than a flash drive-watch combo though, it also includes support for mp3s, Bluetooth and Skype. Also, true to Tokyo Flash designs, telling time on the Konect is no piece of cake either.
About Time clock does not make use of hands for hour, minute and seconds, in their place it uses awesome translucent color wheels that give it the continued appearance of a Venn Diagram. It probably won’t tell you the exact time and is just a prototype, but the beauty and presentation of the clock is simply striking.