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Posts Tagged ‘Watches’

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Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

What is in a name? For the “4N-MVT01/D01/42” French watch designer Francois Quentin, set out to design an easy to read display with display digital time through a mechanical analog function. Three numeric discs will rotate to display the time using big and easy to read yellow/orange numbers. Below the display of the watch is the mechanical movement with exposed gears and sprockets. The manufacturer run will be limited to only 16 pieces. Pricing is unknown, but with this limited run, price won’t be your biggest concern.

Hanko Geek Watch

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

tf1Is is important that nobody else can read your watch? Does having to calculate the time give you geekcred? If so, this watch is for you. While I haven’t worn a watch since the turn-of-the-century, I still appreciate the odd, unique design of this watch. Featuring twenty-three LEDs that light up to present the time, in a stainless steel exterior. You can choose between white, blue or multi-colored LEDs.

“One touch of the upper button animates the sub-surface LEDs in a clockwise direction before the time is presented. Hours are shown in the centre circle of the watch, groups of five minutes are shown in the outer circle in the same position as numbers on a clock and single minutes are shown in the areas between.”

[via TokyoFlash]


Letting time slide

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Alarm ClockThe Minutuner alarm clock, from the designers at Antrepo Design Industry, displays time as a linear flow via a minute progress bar. Antrepo Design Industry is currently, as of this posting, looking for a distribution partner, so it is not yet available for purchase.

On the top of the clock there are touch sensitive buttons allowing you to set the current time and alarm. When available it will come in several colors, including red, yellow, blue, orange or green. The dimensions are 340x65x65mm. The price has not been set.

[Via Antrepo Design Industry.]

24-Hour watch

Friday, December 5th, 2008

According to Botta Design, “The UNO 24 one-hand watch gives the wearer the chance to approach time in a completely new and far more conscious manner. It presents the entire day at a glance. During the course of each 24-hour period, the single hand of the UNO 24 completes just one full rotation. The watch’s special scale means that each time of day is indicated by an individual position of the precise hand. Even a fleeting glance is sufficient to show the wearer instantly and clearly how far the day has already advanced.”

The meridian is divided by a color shift on each watch so determining day from night is quite easy. Granted, you could always look and see it is is dark outside. 

In other words, the positioning of the watch hand on the dial corresponds to the position of the sun in the sky. The precise scaling means that the time of day is shown with an accuracy of around five minutes claims Botta Design.

Available from Botta Design.


Moon Dust-DNA Watch

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Romain Jerome’s new Moon Dust DNA watch will feature a face which includes dust from a rock retrieved during our first mission to the moon, the case is made from steel from the Apollo 11 spacecraft and the strap will be made up of fibers from a spacesuit worn during the ISS mission. I tried to add it to my Amazon.com Wish List, but for some reason they block items over a quarter million dollars. The company will release a symbolic quantity of 1969 watches will be made to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. Various versions will be available for prices that range from $15,000 to $500,000. [via Romain Jerome]

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