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Hamilton ODC X-02
Hamilton's latest ODC X watch continues to draw on the 1966 Kubrick-commissioned original, a limited-edition watch featured in "2001: A Space Odyssey" and so eye-catching that both Vogue and Esquire featured it. In 2006, Hamilton decided...
WATCHES
TIME
ACCESSORIES
LIMITED EDITION
LUXURY
Ladoire Geneve Helvet Mechanic Roller Guardian Time Watch
Lionel Ladoire's first collection of watches heightens the standard of watchmaking with its smooth design and newly renovated face. Breaking away from the traditional standards, the watch brings something truly new to the table. Set on micro ball...
MOBILE PHONES
WATCHES
TECHNOLOGY
LUXURY
Ulysse Nardin Hybrid Smart Phone
Partnering with the European firm, SCI Innovations, the celebrated Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin (one of the vanguards in the field) will be unveiling the world's first hybrid smart phone, the Chairman, at the upcoming Baselworld. (Click image...
FASHION
WATCHES
ACCESSORIES
TECHNOLOGY
Retrowerk Steampunk Watches
Known for its durability, style, quality and efficiency, Retrowerk's watch is both tech-savvy and ultra Army-strong. Featuring compasses, portholes, steel pistons, crown covers and revolving jump hour discs, the German watch is prepared for any...
WATCHES
MINIMAL
TECHNOLOGY
GERMANY
DEFAKTO Watches
The just-released Defakto Eins watches from Germany might inflict some well deserved clock-envy among little handed friends. Designed by first time creator Raphael Ickler of Pforzheim, Germany, a young guy whose "idea is to display the time...
WATCHES
FASHION
ACCESSORIES
RETRO
VINTAGE
The Spaceman Watches of 1972-77
All obsessions have their own big bangs and appropriately enough, my own compulsive watch collecting began with the Spaceman watches of the '70s. Below is an article I wrote for QP Magazine reminiscing about going back to the future with these...
WATCHES
GOLD
FINLAND
ACCESSORIES
FASHION
Sarpeneva Korona K3 Red Moon
One of Finland's most exclusive mechanical watchmaking companies, Sarpaneva, recently introduced the Korona K3 Red Moon. Featuring a red-hued moon phase indicator—reminiscent of the Harvest Moon typically seen in Europe this time of year...
WATCHES
INNOVATION
ACCESSORIES
FASHION
Horological Machine No. 3
I was lucky enough to be one of the first people in the world to see the latest from Maximilian Büsser & Friends last week. Max and Stephen Hallock of MB&F met me for breakfast at NYC's Brasserie to unveil the most amazing of their...
WATCHES
FASHION
ACCESSORIES
AUCTIONS
NEW YORK
HISTORY
SCIENCE
Albert Einstein's Longines Watch Up for Auction
We think this gold Longines watch is probably one of the more interesting objects you could own from Albert Einstein. He once said, "the separation between past, present, and future is only an illusion, although a convincing one." Too bad...
WATCHES
FASHION
ACCESSORIES
Hysek Colosso Watch
Perhaps the next James Bond villain with plans to dominate the planet can use this newly announced Hysek "Colosso" to time his greedy destruction. The most obvious tool is the crystal pustule filled with a dimensional earth that rotates...
CLOCKS
INNOVATION
Jaeger LeCoultre's Atmos 561 Clock by Marc Newson
Suspended in a bubble block of Baccarat crystal and powered by temperature change, Jaeger LeCoultre's Atmos 561 mechanical clock is the work of Australian super-designer Marc Newson (known for designing the Ikepod watch and a million other sleek...
WATCHES
ACCESSORIES
LIMITED EDITION
Harry Winston Rare Timepieces x Frédéric Opus 8
In this era of mechanical one-upmanship, the Opus 8 from Harry Winston Rare Timepieces shone at Baselworld 2008. Inspired by early electronic LED watches of the 1970s (like the first Hamilton Pulsar), creator Frédéric Garinaud (of...
WATCHES
FASHION
ACCESSORIES
EXCLUSIVE
First Look: Bell & Ross BR Instrument Grand Minuteur and Minuteur Tourbillon
I'm proud to introduce the first look of two new watches from Bell & Ross. The Limited Edition BR Instrument Minuteur Tourbillon and Grand Minuteur. Using aeronautical instrumentation, the highest standard for readability, reliability and...
CLOCKS
TOYS
Etch-A-Sketch Clock
Angela Yuan, a young NYC-based mechanical engineer, has built a fun little clock from an Etch-A-Sketch. Each minute that passes, the machine tilts the toy, shakes it clean and mechanically draws the correct time.
WATCHES
FASHION
ACCESSORIES
PROTOTYPES
FINLAND
Korona K1 Prototype by Stepan Sarpaneva
Helsinki watchmaker, Stepan Sarpaneva, nephew of the famed Finnish mid-century designer Timo Sarpaneva, has produced yet another stellar timepiece, the Korona K1. Following the success of his very limited and sold-out Supernova series (featured...
WATCHES
FASHION
ACCESSORIES
GOLD
BRM Gold Manufacture Birotor BRT-3
Automotive-themed, with a case, lugs and clasp made of rose gold and featuring BRM's in-house movement, the new Manufacture Birotor BRT-3 is quite the stunner. As Horomundi explains, it's "very much in the spirit of the modern watch world...
WATCHES
ACCESSORIES
FASHION
Zenith El Primero Zero-G Multi-Dimensional Tourbillon
A new top-of-the-line Zenith is debuting at Baselworld 2008 in April. This limited edition all-black PVD coated El Primero Zenith Zero-G Multi-Dimensional Tourbillon will start around €350,000 ($500,000+).
HOUSEWARES
CLOCKS
CONCEPTUAL
Tik Tak Clock
Designed by Niels van Eijk and Miriam van der Lubbe, the Tik Tak clock explodes with every single minute represented on random lengths of powdered steel rods. The sizes of the 60 digits correspond with varying shades of steel for additional depth...
WATCHES
FASHION
ACCESSORIES
AUTOMOBILES
1986 Seiko Speedmaster by Giorgetto Giugiaro
If you've ever asked yourself, "What was that amazing watch Lieutenant Ripley wore in the 1986 movie 'Aliens?'" I have the answer for you. It was a Giorgetto Giugiaro-designed Seiko Speedmaster Chronograph. The vertical stopwatch...
CLOCKS
FLICKR
PHOTOGRAPHY
TIME
GLOBAL
WEBSITES
The World Clock Project
The World Clock Project is a website that displays the current time (in your time zone) using photos of clocks shot around the globe. They're always looking for more shots to fill the empty time-slots and anyone can contribute images (preferably...
CLOCKS
PHILIPPE STARCK
ALESSI
SCULPTURE
Philippe Starck's Walter Wayle Wall Clock
Philippe Starck, designer of half-a-million dollar Richard Mille watches as well as the mass produced models for Fossil, created this wall clock for Alessi in 1989 and it's part of the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) Design Collection. Two propeller...
WATCHES
ACCESSORIES
JAPAN
FASHION
JEWELRY
Seiko Moving Design Collection: The Discus
Seventies-inspired mechanical digital watches keep rotating into modern designs, including this "Discus" from the Seiko Moving Design Collection. It features a jumping hour display of spinning discs through a porthole viewer, all under a...
CLOCKS
HOUSEWARES
ARCHITECTURE
Jason Linde: Wenge Clocks
Architect Jason Linde created a series of clocks with unique display using a single stationary hand and a rotating dial for hours. Some feature double dials for both hours and minutes. Featuring wood veneered blocks and laser engraved dials, they...
GIVEAWAYS
WATCHES
ACCESSORIES
FASHION
2007 Gift Guide: Watchismo's Picks and LIP Watch Giveaway
To celebrate my redesigned Watchismo.com website and year anniversary contributing to CH, I thought I'd force my Lips on you all! Actually, I'm giving away a $300 French LIP watch, your pick from six styles, each one evolved from the original...
WATCHES
ACCESSORIES
TECHNOLOGY
FASHION
MB&F Horological Machine No.2
Maximilian Büsser, the mastermind behind the rule-breaking HM1, recently offered me the rare privilege to have first look in person at his new child, the Horological Machine No.2, before it went public. Since going public, it's been far and...
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