We-Wood has come up with a range of watches that are made entirely out of natural wood. The pieces are made using various kinds of hardwood for longevity and style, while the conventional Miyota movements take care of the timekeeping. Making them more alluring for those with “green” in mind, many of these watches are crafted using scrap from flooring.
The best thing about the inPulse watch probably is its name, because were kind of tired with every other gadget throwing in an “i” before the name, at least they added an “n” here. The watch can connect to your Blackberry smartphone via Bluetooth, allowing you to control most functions like texts, emails, iTunes, and even Powerpoint presentations through the watch itself. Manufacturers of the watch also have some apps in the works, to give you more control of the device.
Horodron HD-01 concept watch has a simple way of showing time, and remarkably simple and elegant looks. It is made of glossy black metal, embellished with small chrome parts; but all said and done, the watch is just a concept.
Orbo concept watch series by designer Zach Weiss have the looks of analog watches, but they make use of orbiting digital displays to show the time. The first display on the watch tells the time, while secondary displays could hold information like date, temperature and other data.
Via: Zach Starr Weiss
Over the years, numerous concepts have appeared, promising to make it easier for the visually impaired/blind to tell time. Haptica Braille watch from David Chavez could indeed make time telling possible for the blind. The watch has time for four different digits, and allows users to quickly feel the “bumps” on the watch’s face and tell time. The sleek watch is currently looking for funds to become a reality, if you’re interested, you can find out more about the watch on Kickstarter.
Via: Kickstarter, Ubergizmo
HD3 Slyde from designer Jorg Hysek is a watch inspired by smartphone design. A tactile touchscreen displays the time, and just sliding a finger over the screen can give the user access to numerous functions and applications on the watch. Design-wise the HD3 sticks to the simple look, keeping the no-frills look. The watch is set for launch at Baselworld 2011.
Via: SlydeHD3, Timezone, Acquiremag
In its dark face accentuated by bright green lines, the Hublot probably hides a Tron-ific desire. Though it doesn’t quite need to because the watch is so sinfully attractive, that we’ll make its looks an excuse for not writing about its complex tourbillon movement.
Via: ABlogToRead, SlashGear
If complex, quirky and expensive watches are your thing, free your wrists for the Urwerk UR-110. It’s packed in a titanium case, has three torpedo-like hour, minute and seconds modules, planetary gears, and an “oil change” indicator that tells you when it is time for servicing. They haven’t announced the price yet, but if you are in line to get hold of one of these, the cost won’t be a surprize.
Via: Urwerk, Uncrate
Shift Hybrid watch concept makes no bones about its love for automobiles. Design cues in the watch have remarkable similarity to automobile components like disc brakes, speedometers, seat belts, and gear shifts. The material used itself can be sourced from what is commonly used in automobiles, like aluminum, carbon fiber, stainless steel, rubber, and glass.
Via: mengshun design, YankoDesign
The line of gravity and mercury watches from Ziiiro likes to tell the time in spirals, doing that in a clean and elegant way. Available in silicone bracelet style and stainless steel mesh bands, the watches have rotating thick and thin swirls in place of hour and minute hands.
Via: Ziiiro, Core 77