Austrian crystal company swarovski presents ‘lake of shimmer’ – avant time no. 3, a timepiece designed by Tokujin Yoshioka. The formal details and appearance of the time teller draw on the facade of the installation the japanese designer developed for the luxury brand’s 2009 baselworld stand which consisted of thousands of reflective octagonal elements cascading down the wall of the space. with this re-interpretation, tokujin has scaled-down his original concept, repeating the mirrored parts instead to form the bracelet band of this watch design. The mirrored face appears as if it is reflecting the sun off the surface of a lake, emitting a strong brilliance and luminosity to the wearer.
Need to remind yourself of something but don’t want to write it on your hand? Why not wear a Post-it note watch! Doriane Favre designed these watch-shaped sticky notes that you can wear all day so you never forget about that important meeting or to pick up milk on the way home.
Mutewatch is a Swedish company based in Stockholm who have designed a simple, intuitive watch that, at first glance, doesn’t even look like a watch at all.
The sleek, plain bracelet-like design doesn’t function until you tap the flat surface. An LED touchscreen will then light up and you can swipe through its different functions: clock, alarm, and timer. Easily set the time by tapping the digits. In addition, it has a motion sensor to adjust its vibration to your movement.
Retro gaming mixes with high-end timepieces in the RJ Romain Jerome Space Invaders Watch ($TBA). Available in two 78-piece limited editions — one with colored Invaders, one with white — these unique watches feature round shapes set within a 46mm cambered square, steel coalesced with fragments of the Apollo 11 capsule, four functional ball-and-socket joints designed to recall the feet of lunar landing modules, a dedicated plate of Moon Silver on the back, and a black rubber strap.
‘O’ by tokujin yoshioka for issey miyake watch project
all images courtesy of tokujin yoshioka
on the occasion of celebrating the 10th anniversary of the issey miyake watch project, in development with seiko instruments,
japanese designer tokujin yoshioka has created ‘O’. in french, eau (pronounced ‘O’), means water.
tokujin has created this timepiece making it look as if it is sculpted from water, a block of ice,
resulting in a transparent bangle with a smooth curvature, that reflects its surroundings. the design,
with its non-definitive liquid form like water, seems to blend into the environment, as if it were disappearing from itself.
the design looks as if it is sculpted out of water
Porsche Design team has designed the second diving watch, the P’6780 Diver, after 25 years.
The P’6780 perfectly spotlights the brand’s signature aesthetic with minimalist, industrial design that also encompasses a serious diving tool that can reach depths of up to 1000M/3,280ft. The P’6780 also features a unique case design which allows the watch to be lifted to reset the time. The container can be lifted straight from the bridge, and the blocking of diving ring and removed his crown.
The mindset of VUE, our new watch with Issey Miyake, is to experience the mystery of time hour by hour: VUE is a way to feel time’s appearance and disappearance in our lives. By seeing only the current hour, while the last hour representing the past and the next one representing the future subtly fade in and out, we can live a new view (VUE) of time.
More images of VUE below:
“The strap of this watch simply threads through the back of the face, and so can easily be changed. Because there are no side pins to secure the watch straps in place, the watch looks like a clean and beautiful single entity. The simple feel of it, like a simple necklace made from a leather cord threaded through a ring, is good.”
Unfortunately, it’s available only in Japan
This could very well be an attempt on Omega’s behalf to assert its technological strenght. For how else do you explain their comin up with a very expensive limited edition watch collection that has only 18 pieces. We are referring to the Central Tourbillon Co-Axial Platinum watch. This one is clearly a complex modern timepiece which is here to flaunt its every inch.
An insider tells us that Omega really wanted to create a centrally mounted tourbillon. In this case, we can see it place right in the middle of the watch dial. Might we add, this is something that has never been attempted before though there are watches like the new Thomas Prescher Mysterious Automatic Double Axis Tourbillon who claim to be so but aren’t tecnically in that category yet.
Omega has lent its new watch sapphire dics in place of the watch hands. This adds a real mysterious touch. And keeping to the brand’s reputation, each chronometer is certified for accuracy. The platinum cases are in the De Ville style and come with complementing Alligator straps. It might not be the most attractive watch in the market right not but it surely leaves a strong impression.
For 2010, Piaget unveils its Limelight collection – the Piaget Limelight Jazz Party.
As part of their Limelight collection Piaget have released a new collection inspired by Jazz music named the Jazz Party collection. The centerpiece of the collection is the Jazz Party Secret watch inspired by the keys of a piano. The watch is made up of baguette and brilliant cut white diamonds and baguette cut black diamonds making up the black keys. The dial is hidden making the watch seem more like a bracelet and is revealed by sliding away part of the keyboard.