Posts Tagged ‘unique watches’
There is a magical philosophy behind the Jormungand Watch. The design of this truly intriguing watch is the representation of time, flowing back into itself. “Jormungand is a serpent that is large enough to encircle the earth and hold onto his own tail. As the story goes, when Jormungand lets go of his own tail the earth will end,” Wisconsin based Industrial Designer David Prince explains. Prince goes on to note that the “forms of Jormungand are about eternity and time flowing back into itself, hence the helical disc shapes that make up the hour and minute “hands.” The “hands”, are not actual watch hands – instead of watch hands, part of the face is raised up to create a space for tiny sliver of an LED light which peeks through to provide a glow which acts as the hour hand. Beyond the fascinating mythical inspiration – this is watch is brilliant.
(Renderings: David Prince)
Looking oddly disproportionate, Oriol Llahona’s Numero 1 watch is in interesting juxtaposition of a classic leather band and a hulking, modern steel rectangle. The white gold case features analog, while the steel features the digital design, both intriguing in their own right. Handcrafted and made-to-order the timepiece is a peculiar beast, an odd hybrid of past and present, classic and modern. It’s almost as if it can’t make up it’s mind.
Lactose intolerant folks rejoice! There’s a new line of ‘yogurt’ for all to enjoy, and with delectable flavors like lime, blueberry, and raspberry no less. New York based fashion brand NOOKA has teamed up with the one and only Karim Rashid to create a new line of arm candy titled, “Yogurt.” The bold, colorful watches are based on the synergies of “democratic design” and “universal language.” “Yogurt” is their first circular design, utilizing soft, malleable polyurethane. The watch face displays digital hexagons that comprise the hour, while minutes tick away encircling the outer display of the watch. This tasty timepiece also features sleep mode, in addition to a 12 and 24 hour display mode. Now that’s a fresh watch that’s ripe for the picking. ($130)
Twisted Time is a Glasgow based watch shop for all you watch geeks out there! The idea behind the unique shop is to sell and showcase watches that stand out from the crowd, but don’t break the bank (all watches here retail for under $200.00!!!) Twisted Times lives by the philosophy of Jim Rohn “Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.”
Each watch is carefully selected with the finest construction and quality of detail in mind. Some pieces take an old world watch and add a new world spin, while others are just new age all together, but in this line of uniquely designed there is something for everyone.