Ikepod isn’t just an hourglass. In fact, if it had eyes, we are pretty sure this creation of designer Marc Newson for Ikepod, would look down upon other hourglasses. For it is the Ikepod that has been given the divine right to rule time and other hourglasses.
Drawing inspiration from the classy and stylish 1937 Mercedes 320 Convertible, designer Marko Petrovic came up with this design study. Named 320 Concept Tourbillion watch after its inspiration, the watch goes all out on Mercedes style and appearance, with the star shining on top and a very speedometer-like face for the watch. You know, interesting stuff.
The Antikythera mechanism is a wonder that has confounded scientists for a long time, displaying a technology so complex that was believed to be impossible for the world in 100 BC. While the original Antikythera was an ancient mechanical computer used to compute astronomical positions, Hublot’s effort is a painstakingly devised horological machine.
MB&FHM4 Thunderbolt is a timepiece built in the likeliness of an aircraft, with its dual dials fully playing the part of jet engines. Now with a body like that, who wouldn’t want to show off? MB&F has now dressed up the timepiece in battledress for a limited edition watch. Available in two editions, each limited to just eight pieces, the HM4 Squadron has been created to mimic fighter planes from the World War II.
Built in the shape of the classic Grandfather Clock, Time Goes By Clock by designer José Tavares takes the same shape, but prefers a digital outlook. The LED clock is embedded in an ornate frame, covered in a smoked glass cube and surrounded by a mahogany frame, and supported on a mahogany frame as well.
Wryst Variance concept lets you play around with the looks of the watch. And by looks we don’t just mean the strap, although the Wryst will work with different straps, keychains, and even dog tags. What is unique about the concept watch is that it can have its face change color and design as well. The face of the watch works as a display that can change into various different styles, and clearly is the USP of this product. Wryst Variance concept has been designed by Ben Pritz.
Spire Clock may look like some weird kind of weapon, but it is pretty harmless in reality. Inspired by the movement of the Japanese holding fan, the Spire Clock has its hour and minute hands serve as constraints of the spiral. The flow of time and the rhythm of the clock become very fascinating to watch.
Geneva based watch manufacturer 2LMX has come up with a new luxury watch by the same name. The watch displays time in a 24 hour format through a series of revolving drums. It has six rolling drums, 337 parts and 44 jewels and manually wound power reserve that can last about 120 hours. Each watch is hand finished and hand assembled, taking about 1000 man-hours to complete. There are 5 2012 models for the watch, with variants in platinum, rose gold and titanium.
Designed by Benedetto Papi, the Pac-in-time watch has an obvious inspiration from the classic Pacman game. The watch uses a yellow and black disc combo to tell time having Pacman’s mouth work as the arms of the watch.
Flip Clocks, they’re freakin’ cool, and having one for the wrist would be kind of amazing. I’m not quite sure if flip watches have actually ever existed, so that kind of makes this concept quite desirable. Designed by Gordon for TokyoFlash Design, the watch kind of goes with its retro inspiration to show time in all its mechanical glory. And we totally dig that.