Once upon a time, clock makers pieced the essentials of motive power to make clock mechanisms function with a means to transmit and regulate this power into steady measures. Then they found ways to mark these measurements within the movements so that time could be known to the viewer on the outside.
Expressing my fascination for time pieces doesn’t flow easily.
Putting words to an abstract feeling of awe and interest in the concept these objects evoke is difficult. I’m unsure and awkward in my attraction for clocks and watches.
I window shop them.
I notice watches on other people’s arms and around their necks.
I maintain a modest collection of my own, including a sundial and an oil painting of a clock.
I hang on to time pieces that wear out. Still valuing the inner machinery, the look, feel and personality of each one has found me planning a large piece of art composed of those objections literally stilled by time itself.
Today all this blends with wizard-like alchemy utilizing design, innovation, and fashion to provide us with the following:
GucciThe flexible L.E.D. good-looks of this Gucci watch has the fashion forward mind in mind.
Hrological-Machine, the HM4
MB & F knock my socks off with this Thunderbolt. This displays the heigths of crafstmanship with an three-dimensional artistic approach to kinetic sculpture.
OLED Linux WatchThis OLED Linux watch is experimenting with using Bluetooth as a front-end user interface device of PC’s.
Designed by Luis Beruman, this digital watch is what it looks like – a pair of handcuffs.
This piece has been compared to a restored 1960 Ford. While retro in some respects, this watch is nothing but old-school meets the present day.
Seiko Bluetooth Watch
Seiko Japan has provided this slightly oversized, cool-looking, hardworking watch. It can pair with your mobile with built in ring tones, vibes and such.
Reminiscent of a Cylon helmet from Battlestar Galatica, this London Storm watch is my favorite within this collection.
And so it is that I present seven current beauties new on the watch scene.
Each one is a masterful exposé on design and utility.
How would you rank these watches in terms of your most favorite to least favorite?