The Digital Destruction Watch is a good analogy for how old has to make way for the new. Designed by Ross McBride the watch features a face where the analog dial seems to have been destroyed by the elements and made way for the digital era. “Time marches on. The old must make way for the new, but sometimes it does not go willingly as with the Digital Destruction Watch. Set in an analog body, the traditional mechanical dial seems to have shattered to make way for the digital LCD screen. The “crown” is actually a button that switches between time, second, and date modes, as well as activate the backlight.” If it looks interesting to you – you can always buy it here.
In a few days at Baselworld 2013 De Bethune will represent DB25 Imperial Fountain, a new special edition of sets of 12 timepieces. Inspired by the bronze Zodiac Animal Heads which adorned an ornate fountain in the famous Yuanming Yuan (Old Summer Palace) outside of Beijing, China, these beautiful watches feature elaborately engraved animal heads for the 12 Chinese zodiac symbols. Each of the 12 animals heads, engraved by master artist Michèle Rothen using the bas relief technique, is in the middle of the dial of its watch, backed by a Grand Feu enamel relief of the corresponding Zodiac symbol.
CGSociety user, Cyber recently designed a ring clock, a mechanical ring made from stainless steel that displays the time. It has three rings that rotate separately, displaying the hour, minutes and seconds. An indicator ensures that you put the ring on properly, and the current time is highlighted. Not only is this little gadget functional, but it’s also quite stylish.
In 2013 at the forthcoming annual Salon of Haute Horlogerie SIHH 2013, January, in Geneva watch company Roger Dubuis will present the Excalibur Table Ronde, a limited series of 88 watches. The designers tried to revive the legend of the Round Table of King Arthur and his knights with the creation of this model. The watch dial is created by analogy with the picture of Winchester Round Table, written in 1552. On an enamel disc is shown a round table of King Arthur with the Tudor rose and diverging from the centre contrasting stripes. As the hour markers are the 12 gold figurines of knights with swords uplifted to the center. 45 mm gold case with beveled edges perfectly emphasizes the dynamic design of the dial. A black crocodile leather strap with a buckle in 18 K rose gold completes the new "knightly" model. Take a look!
Jaquet Droz is known for their rich history of creating automata. This time they amaze us with their newest creation, the Bird Repeater. A combination of a minute repeater and an automata of birds feeding three chicks, of which one comes out of an egg, while the water of the stream flows in a continuous cascade. The dial is totally done by hand and is incredibly well-detailed. The base dial is mother of pearl, which is hand-engraved and painted. The waterfall done on a rotating disc which spins to create the illusion of falling water. The birds and nest are also hand-engraved and painted individually. The animation sequence has an impressive level of action with wings opening, eggs hatching, and chicks being fed. Just 16 pieces will be made, 8 in 18-karat gold and 8 items with diamonds. The price will be close to half a million Swiss francs.
Kanzashi are hair ornaments used in traditional Japanese hairstyles. Kanzashi were first used in Japan during the Jōmon period. During that time, a single thin rod or stick was considered to have mystical powers which could ward off evil spirits so people would wear them in their hair. Talented artist Sakae makes wonderful Kanzashi in the form of flowers and butterflies and she doesn’t tell what technique she use for this. But once you see these extremely natural looking Kanzashi it won’t matter how she did it. Enjoy!
Take a look at another great luxury limited edition watch by Romain Jerome dedicated to the DeLorean DMC-12 sports car featuring the iconic gull-wing doors and rear-engine. In 1985 Steven Spielberg’s Back to the Future film immortalized the now iconic car that is an enduring symbol of optimistic 1980′s futurism. Today there are about 6,500 DeLorean DMC-12 cars still in the world and you can buy a well-restored DeLorean starting at about $60,000. Each of the 81 pieces in the limited edition watch will have metal from an original DeLorean DMC-12 in the bezel of the watch. The case is in stainless steel measuring 46mm wide. Inside the Romain Jerome DeLorean DNA watch is a Swiss mechanical automatic caliber RJ001-CH movement. Romain Jerome will produce just 81 pieces in the limited edition DeLorean DNA watch collection (as a testament to 1981, the year the car debuted). The watch will be priced at $15,900.
Take a look at the following interesting watch concept called “Subway”. It was submitted to TokyoFlash by designer from UK Peter. Peter says: “This is “Subway”. I had an idea of a always on LCD display that showed continuously changing apparently random numbers. Some of the numbers tell the time but without knowing the order are completely meaningless. To tell the time the watch would be activated either by a button or touch-sensitive screen controls. Once activated an animated chain links the appropriate numbers together showing the time, the order the numbers are linked in shows the order in which they should be read. This means of displaying a sequence of numbers would work equally well for the date too. This animated chain looks like the graphics used on some underground train maps hence the name subway.” If this design get sufficient number of votes this watch will be produced. Take a look!
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