I have always liked jewel-encrusted watches; they look so sophisticated and elegant. So here, I’m introducing you with one more jewelry timepiece that looks amazing. This is Millinery Starlit Sky by Audemars Piguet. The watch utilizes 18-carat white gold case equipped with 3123/3908 self-winding movement and 62-hour power reserve. Bezel is set with brilliant-cut diamonds, off-centre midnight-blue dial with half-moon zone in white mother-of-pearl, white gold hours and minutes hands, central seconds hand in pink gold at 1 o’clock, date indicator at 6 o’clock, moon phase indicator at 9 o’clock. The power reserve indicator is pink gold; crown is set with a blue or translucent cabochon sapphire and the strap comes in brushed satin. . If white gold is not your choice, you can even go for pink gold. Source
Hamilton is associated with precision craftsmanship and exotic designs that can be seen on each of its watches. Now the master craftsman has partnered with Riva, the pioneer in boating industry, to give you one more reason to rejoice. Hamilton and Riva have come together to create the “Riva timed by Hamilton” watch collection. The watches feature the Riva name on the buckle strap and comes with a Riva compass design on the back of the case. The watches carry a luxurious look very reminiscent of the Riva yachts. This feeling is further elevated with the vertical wood lines across the dial. Its a masterpiece to the last detail. Source.
Hey, have a look on these cool wristwatches designed by an independent designer Crispin Jones. If you are bugged up with you average timepieces and are looking for something different than these Mr. Jones watches will definitely serve your purpose. Crispin Jones explains some of the thinking behind these exclusive timepieces, ‘these days very functional timekeeping is done on the mobile phone, so the watch needs to offer something more. They have extra functionality in addition to the time keeping, which aim to solve personality flaws like indecisiveness, vanity or arrogance.’ Jones describes these timepieces as follows: The Accurate is the most accurate wristwatch you can buy – the hour hand reads ‘remember’ while the minutes read, ‘you will die’. The Mantra alternates a very positive statement (e.g. ‘you are amazing’) with a very negative one (e.g. ‘nobody likes you’). The Mantra makes the arrogant person more humble and makes the very humble more confident. And if you are indecisive person the Decider is the watch for you, as seconds hand rotate the dial shows either the word ‘yes’ or ‘no’. If you are confused and needs to make a decision you can consult Right or Wrong watch for a solution. Right or Wrong is a watch for solving dilemmas – as the seconds turn there is a color change on the outer edge of the dial from red to green and a tiny cross or a tick is displayed. The watch can be consulted for guidance when needed. More or Less features the phrase ‘one more, one less’ which moves around the dial as the seconds tick by, this offers a balanced way of viewing the passing time.’ Hmm! Really I have never seen such wristwatches, with such unique features. This unique collection from Mr. Jones is a new limited edition series of watches and each of the five designs in the series are produced in a limited edition of 100 pieces, with the individual watches numbered on the back of the case and the packaging signed by the designer Crispin Jones. If you are willing to own one of these unique timepieces then you’ll have to shell $£79.99.
Those who love to have their music on their hands will love to grab one of these MP3 watches from nTren. The Bluetooth enabled watches are sure to satisfy your appetite for digital music. The eClipse Bluetooth MP3 watches from nTren come in two versions, a 1GB version and a whopping 2GB version. You have enough memory to hold the huge playlist of your favorite songs. The watch comes with a Bluetooth headset which is compatible with most Bluetooth compatible cell phones. And to make it even appealing, the watch also has a built-in Digital Voice Recorder. The watch is available in either a black dial or a white one. The 1GB version sells for $279 whereas the 2GB version comes for $299. Wear your music on your hands! Source
Wow! These DeWitt watches are real beauties! You’ll just fall in love at first glance with these avant-garde creations. The one is Academia Seconde Retrograde and the other is Academia Double Fuseau and both measure 43mm. The Academia Seconde Retrograde uses the automatic DeWitt caliber DW1102 with 21 jewels movement and comes in 18K rose or white gold with a dial of either Mother-of-pearl, ruthenium or carbon-fiber with guilloche section depending on the version. It is now available in a version with 302 brilliant-cut diamonds over the dial hour-markers and Arabic numerals. The Academia Double Fuseau has the automatic DeWitt caliber DW2002 with 21 jewels, beating at 28,800 bph with a power reserve of 42 hours. The dial is mother-of-pearl and you can pick any of you choice from white or rose gold. Source
Here is an avant-garde timepiece that works in an accurate and consistent manner with no lubricant and is the first mechanical movement in watch making history. Yes, I’m talking about Master Compressor Extreme LAB concept watch. The Jaeger-LeCoultre 988C is also resistant to extreme temperatures of – 40°C / + 60°C. This outstanding timepiece has been completely redesigned and it has gone through two-years of development to accomplish a high-tech movement that requires no lubricant. The Jaeger-LeCoultre 988C can run smoothly for years without any wear of its parts or deterioration of its performances. This timepiece will be produced in limited edition and ofcourse will be priced high. Source
Japanese watch shop TokyoFlash unveils yet another cool watch that’s different enough to stand out and still easily read. This cool watch Zero-G by Futara is super slim watch and comes in Black and Silver. Black looks more sexier. It has LCD display with ‘arm’ that points to the hour just like a normal watch and the sweeping curve ends at the minute mark, indicating the minutes also in a normal style. The super-slim Zero-G weighs just 60g and has a 1.5mm thick svelte strap that is hardly more than a Dime. It will cost you 9800 yen ($80) so, pick up one of each color. Source
Pierre DeRoche, a brand that launched unique mechanism like Concentric Chronograph in 2005, once again unveils its new ‘Variation Dare’ collection at the Baselworld 2007 fair. This time brand has created SplitRock, a contemporary model highlighting taut lines entirely in harmony with the daring nature of its mechanism. This watch represents the theme that gave rise to the idea of ‘Pierre DeRoche Variations.’ SplitRock is the watch that meets all expectations of high-quality watchmaking. Pierre DeRoche’s masterpiece Variation Dare, results from the encounter between an urban art- graffiti and utilize charms of world acknowledged Swiss artist Sigi von Koeding. For now, Variation Dare comes in only limited edition of 11 pieces and each of these watches features a one-of-a-kind dial hand-painted by Sigi von Koeding. The timepieces present a black and white vision of the artist’s distinctive and highly contrasting world, enlivened by hands in the artist’s very own shade of orange. SplitRock Variation Dare sports exclusive self-winding Dubois Depraz movement, cutout and engraved oscillating weight. Case: Polished and satin-brushed steel, ‘double water-resistant’ crown and push-buttons, sapphire crystal glareproofed glass and case-back, water-resistant to 30 m. Dial: Guilloche silver-colored, with hour-markers and four large black rhodium-plated numerals. Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds and chronograph function (with 60-second, 60-minute, 12-hour indications) displayed by three concentric hands, date. Strap: Rolled-edge crocodile leather, steel folding clasp. Source
Here is a gaudy Dolce & Gabbana Summerland watch from that sports a stainless steel case with inset Swarovski crystals and quartz movement. A super cool 24-hour dial with luminous hands and a soft silicon strap and D&G logo buckle completes this wrist gem. If you want to own this Summerland watch, you’ll have to shell $225. Read
Audemars Piguet fans might like this Royal Oak Concept watch. The brand took more than two years to produce this timepiece because of its tedious technology involved in its design and movement. The watch is equipped with both mechanical and manual-winding tourbillion. Finishing is entirely by hands to complete its chamfered and sapphire-blasted plates, bars and bridges in its movement. The case is made of Alacrite 602, which is an alloy of cobalt, chromium, and tungsten used extensively in the aeronautical industry. And the case is made to resist pressure up to 50 bar. The bezel of Royal Oak Concept watch is made of titanium and is water resistance up to 500m. The case back is transparent with sapphire crystal of 4.13mm thickness. The power reserve indicator is linear at three and shows 1-barrel turn for every 6 hours. It also runs a Dynamograph at 12, which is a mainspring torque indicator. The strap is made of synthetic fibers that use Audemars Piguet’s clasp system made of titanium and stainless steel. The Royal Oak Concept watch celebrates the 30th anniversary of Royal Oak and comes in a limited edition of 150 pieces only. The price of this timepiece is estimated to be $220,000. Hmm! Quite expensive. Source