Unique And Intriguing Timepieces That Watch Enthusiasts Will Love
Conventionally, when people think of watches, they associate them with time and the traditional dial styles – analogue and digital but when you are looking to win the wrist game, it is always best to opt for something that will have people starring and definitely pondering about the watch you are sporting. That is why we have put together some attention-grasping unique watches that approach the concept of time in unique ways that will leave anyone intrigued.
Starting with the Ambush timeless bracelet, this watch needs no further explanation than its name itself. It subtracts the concept of time from itself, thus resulting in its plain-yet-bold-looking dial style which is elevated with its oyster bracelet strap. Made with Japanese stainless steel, this watch from the Tokyo-based brand comes in two colours – gold and silver tone.
Another timepiece that diminishes the notion of time is the Hautlence Pinball which encourages everyone to live in the moment and relish every second rather than keeping count of it. Accordingly, this horological invention has the pinball game on its dial thus automatically tingling one’s playfulness and childhood memories. Back in 2017, Christie’s auctioned a Hautlence Pinball Ball-E which was ultimately bought for about HK$300 thousand.
Next is the Anicorn The Redundant which was designed as a clock for a class project by Ji Lee. Anicorn decided to reimagine the attention-grasping dial style – which got so much attention when Lee posted a sketch on his portfolio – into a watch. Sticking to the theme of redundancy, this watch tells the time twice with both the still time hands on the circumference and the moving hands on the centre telling the time.
This particular watch – Projects Breakfast – takes great motivation from the first meal of the day with its designer Claire Desjardins coming up with a layout that resembles your typical breakfast consisting of an egg omelette, a pancake and more on a plate. Instead of your typical clock hands, Projects Breakfast opts for something quirky and has a fork to tell the hour, a knife to tell the minutes and a spoon for the seconds.
Yet another eccentric horology creation is the Watchismo Click Keypad which is completely unique as it employs keyboard-style buttons which will have lights blinking on them in the order in which the time should be read. Simply put, the lights will flash in the following order – 0, 9, 4 and 5 – when the time is 9:45 AM (and 9:45 PM if it is the 12-hour-clock iteration). Clicking on the hash key will reveal the calendar day.
For people who prefer something less playful and more classy, there is the Qlocktwo W35 which has the most unique way of revealing the time. It is shown in words so instead of the usual digital or analogue pattern, the time appears in wordings like ‘it is half past nine.’ Available in various languages, this water-resistant watch can also be used to check the day, seconds and battery level.
The Devon Tread 2, on the other hand, has a more mechanical look to it as it uses an interwoven two-belt pattern to tell the time. Boasting a one-of-a-kind and avant-garde design, the horizontal motion belt tells the hours and the vertical one shows the minutes.