After the iBook G4 went bust, this user decided to have it do some work, and created this wonderful clock, where the mouse makes for a rather interesting pendulum. The clock itself has a quartz clock movement, while the mouse relies on two AA batteries for movement. The clock was selling for $75 on Etsy, but as you’d guess, it didn’t take a lot of time for this to go “out of stock.”
The Geocentric Watch is supposedly a sci-fi inspired design that looks totally cool. Well, I’m not sure about the sci-fi part, but it does a lot of exercise in the planetary motion of the earth around the sun. The rings you see on the dial are in perpetual motion, and move around the watch to show time. Checkout designer Geoffrey Cooper’s website for more intriguing designs.
Franck Muller’s Aeternitas Mega 4 is better refered to as the most complex watch in the world, but it is also an intricate beauty worth admiration. The limited edition watch has 1,483 parts for movement and has nearly 36 complications, 25 of which are visible on the dial. Functions on the watch include a
monopusher split-second chronograph, a 1000 year calendar, very accurate equation of time (between solar and clock time), complex sonnerie chiming functions, multiple timezones, moon phase indicator, and of course, more.
That’s about as exciting as the $2.7 million price tag.
The watch you see here, is the HD3 Complication Black Pearl. Apart from its amazing looks, the watch has a bi-axial tourbillon, a number a pirate themed additions like the skull and bones etched in glass, a tiny cannon and a thing or two about nautical navigation. It was a limited edition watch with just 11 pieces and a $400,000 price tag. Click images in gallery for larger versions.
Thomas Cruyl’s “CWatch” is amazing on many levels. A tribute to the tradition of swiss artisan watch making, the watch has been created to look like the beloved cuckoo clock, has a decorative wooden exterior, and basically combines two different arts in one package. What would actually make it awesome though, would be a working cuckoo mechanism; sadly, that doesn’t appear to be the case.
The Ulysse Nardin Moonstruck watch is a limited edition timepiece inspired by the moon and the moonphase. As you’d guess, this one’s an expensive thing. The dial is mother of pearl and depicts Earth at the center. It shows time, but it also has solar and lunar hands in relation to Earth. The watch will have an eighteen karat rose gold or a platinum case, and only 500 units of each type will be made.
The Switchial Clock is the work of designer Matthias Pugin, and is, quite different by virtue of the way it displays time. There are magnets hidden behind the watch face, and it is the movement of these magnets that pushes the bars to display the design. Sounds cool, what would be even cooler will be to see this timepiece in production.
The number “8” is no stranger to time keeping, it serves as the basic digit in almost all LED watches. The Dogne watch however, has put it to a slightly different use, using the number 8 to display hours in a 24-hour clock format. Minutes are displayed along the periphery. The watch will set you back by $1200.
While most watches will give you the conventional dial or digital display to look at, the Invisible Shot Laser Watch concept from designer Andy Kurovets does things a bit differently. Your skin becomes the display for this bracelet-like watch and the touch of a button will have lasers mounted on the strap project time on your wrist.
The Ora Watch Concept from designer Alexandros Stasinopoulos was created not to simply show time, but the mechanical watch also intends to highlight the world’s achievements in engineering, aesthetics and craftsmanship. This mechanical watch does exactly that, while looking completely awesome! The watch is a study in haute horlogerie, which means it shows time in an unconventional way. It has three interwoven tapes, each indicating hours, minutes and the day.
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