These perplexing time apps were created for the much-raved about I’m Watch smartwatch, and transform the basic resting face of the device into the time-telling puzzle of your choice. No ticking hands, no big numbers… hit the jump to see if you can solve em’ without help from the decipher-instructions!
Designer: Albert Salamon
The Digital Destruction Watch is a good analogy for how old has to make way for the new. The watch features a face where the analog dial seems to have been destroyed by the elements and made way for the digital era. Measuring a nifty 38 mm in diameter, the timepiece is good for both men and women. Specs include a digital LCD screen, time in a military style 24 hour format, a crown button that switches between time, second, and date modes, as well as activate the backlight.
Designer: Ross McBride [ Buy it Here ]
In Los Angeles, it’s not uncommon to hear horror stories about cyclists in motor accidents, which is precisely why Angeleno designer Brett Clouser started this unique line of reflective cycling wear. Unlike standard neons, this minimalist jacket is savvy enough to wear out socially. It also collapses into a compact pouch, making it easy to store in your pocket. A reﬂective application on the jacket shines light directly back to its source, making it almost 400% more reflective and easier for drivers to see cyclists.
The right pair of specs are all about balance and FLEYE’s premier design has got the solution nailed! Sure the eyewear is attractive, but the magic is in the adjustable nose pads affixed to a single piece of flexible titanium thread that gracefully loops through the nose bridge. It’s strong, durable and accentuates the aesthetic of the glasses with colors that match the style of the frame. Genius!
The Classic: perfectly balanced in design & function. It’s easy, refined and available in six colors for character that best represents the wearer. The Timeless: it pays homage to luxury, shouting elegance & class with perfect restraint; its sophisticated features charm the most discerning design sensibilities. The Iconic: influenced by industrial & avionic instruments, it’s raw, tough & precise. With solid form & proportions, it’s a utilitarian piece built for durability and aesthetic beauty.
Designer: AÃRK Collective
Love these PVD coated, half cork fames. Designer Marc Tran has done a great job trying to marry very different elements and make them compliment each other. This new asymmetric frame combines contrasting materials and yet maintains their individual identity. Pretty cool if you ask me!
Designer: Marc Tran
The Hoop is a minimalist watch with a dial that sports partially obscured hands. A circle marks the hour and the minute’s hand is a simple design. Crafted mainly from white rubber, the watch is as stark as it gets. Personally I prefer the dash of colors used in the hands rather than the black or white versions.
Designer: Simone Savini for NOTdesignstudio
LifeHub is a paradox in many ways, on one hand it marks the birth of an innovative concept and on the other hand it spells the death of many! In a nutshell, LifeHub is a Watch, Smartphone, Headset, Key, Wallet, Bluetooth Speaker and Projector, all rolled into one. By investing in this one item, you end up eliminating the need for eight individual devices, thus saving up on space and resources. Sounds interesting? Read on….
Designer: Lucid Design
With BaselWorld just round the bend, we are seeing a lot of innovative watches making an appearance. The ones that really get me ticking are the ones with movements that are special. For example the three new editions to the Project 2 Watches by Refined Hardware: McQueen, Gatsby and Rearden Editions. All three of them host a Flying Tourbillon and come in three distinctive versions.
Designer: Refined Hardware [ Buy it Here ]
The PocketBand is THE solution for those times when you don’t feel like carrying a wallet or your keychain. Perfect for the beach, going for a jog, swimming, or other activities, each stretchy silicone band features a secret pouch for money, keys, or other small belongings. Just turn it inside-out, put the item in the waterproof pocket, flip it back, and wear it! Whether you’re OCD, a fashionista, or just forgetful, you gotta love this fun accessory!
Besides its stunning geometric looks, the Nooka ZIG has one of the most practical elements that this digital era requires. The concept is the perfect marriage of a digital watch with USB, redefining portability and interaction. While the designer aspires to bring back the physical human interaction that is often lost with technology, I think the watch just takes us a step closer to the surreal world.
Designer: Adrian Candela
April is a month of frenzy in the world of watches, mainly because of Baselworld, the Mecca for watch-enthusiasts. Living up to the expectations, is San Francisco-based luxury watch startup Xetum Automatic Watches with their latest offering, the Xetum Kendrick. While I appreciate well-designed watches very much, I am more passionate about the ones that tell a story. The good news is that Xetum Kendrick is both well designed and has a good story to tell.