MB&F Legacy Machine 101 Features First In-house Movement

MB&F Legacy Machine 101 Features First In-house Movement

As a watch enthusiast, I understand the pain and pride behind developing an in-house movement. So this time around when MB&F announced their Legacy Machine 101, my interest piqued as it houses the very first movement developed entirely in-house by MB&F. Dominating the dial is a monumental suspended balance wheel, which is another point of interest in terms of design and functionality.

0 Designer: MB&F

Feel the Time

Feel the Time

The Ehsaas (feel) watch was designed on the principal of the Braille reading system to give sight-impaired users a familiar and easy way to tell the time. Over a glass layer, an advanced electronic active polymer material raises against an overlying plastic substrate. Pixel circuits form and change with the time in the form of Braille so wearers can feel time. Vid after the jump!

0 Designer: Nikhil Kapoor

The T-Block Effect

The T-Block Effect

Watches are to men as diamonds are to women; both count as the number one fashion accessory and are timeless. Innovation is of essence and creative ways of telling time is a novelty factor. Beyond doubt, complications and mechanical watches are the epitome of technicalities, however due credit has to be given to path-breaking manufactures like the T-Block Watch. Designed to dress the wrist, the most challenging part is to resist the linear display of time!

0 Designer: TIME-IT- [ Buy it Here ]

Watch Challenge!

Watch Challenge!

Here we have the Watch ‘Bolt’, a creative timepiece for those who like holding speed records and the likes. The basic time reading is easy, however two red hands and a cut white and black dial makes things different. Any guesses why are they designed thus? C’mon use your grey cells for a change!

0 Designers: Maxim Mezentsev & Aleksander Suhih

It’s KAARI Time

It’s KAARI Time

KAARI is a concept watch based on the standard 24-hour analogue mechanism (half-speed hour hand). Only one half of the watch face showcases the time as two arc shaped die cuts encapsulating the dial. This is how the watch works: the hour hand rotates 360º in 24 hours and can be seen through the smaller radius arc. It is designed as a disc and divided in two equal segments of different colors.

0 Designer: Azahara Morales, aka Löytö Esineiden

Let Your Imagination Take Flight

Let Your Imagination Take Flight

Inspired by our shared childhood fascination with flight, the Jet Pack takes aesthetic cues from stealth fighters, as well as integrates the playful qualities of geometric building blocks. Using Tessel’s trademark faceted textile, the Jet Pack is both rigid enough to protect cargo and flexible enough to provide comfort to the wearer. Get it here after you watch the awesome vid —>

0 Designer: Tessel

Brooklyn Heritage Meets Modern Design

Brooklyn Heritage Meets Modern Design

I wanted to support this Kickstarter effort by Design Unsanctioned of their Spencer Collection because it illustrates how modernity does not necessarily mean stark. Modernity is just a reflection of our aspirations of what we want the “now” to be. Any material can be used to articulate modernity. This collection of bottle openers and key straps uses heritage materials but through modern technology like laser cutting – gains a neoteric purpose. It’s not my style but I appreciate the beauty in its warm minimalism.

0 Designer: Design Unsanctioned, Kickstarter

Minimalist Minute-Counters

Minimalist Minute-Counters

Julien Guenning’s GREYHOURS watch duo is a statement of minimalism and modern style. Both the black/blue and white/red versions have a soft aesthetic but a combination of super-strong sapphire glass and Italian leather make them highly durable. Simplistic yet elegant, it’s a perfect timepiece for casual daily wear. Check out the lifestyle vid after the jump —>

0 Designer: Julien Gueuning

Chic Cycling Shoe

Chic Cycling Shoe

The Urbanized Cycling Shoe was designed with two goals in mind: keep riders dry and look good while doing it. With standard cleats riders must carry a second pair of shoes to change in to after riding, but this concept is less rigid while being more waterproof, making them comfortable to wear for long periods of time. Built in LED lights at the heels also provide a layer of safety not offered by current cleats. Minimal, sleek and stylish, you might find yourself wearing them even when you’re not cycling!

0 Designer: Jillian Tackaberry

Another iWatch!

Another iWatch!

Just when you thought the iWatch concepts had died a natural death, we spied yet another concept that is based on the current Apple iOS7 and other “leaked” information. Take a look, drool a bit and get back to normal life!

0 Designer: Edgar Rios

Two Faces, One Bag

Two Faces, One Bag

Introducing the first ever, two-sided, leather backpack. It’s called the 2Face Backpack and it’s handsomely handcrafted to go everywhere you go! If you’ve ever found yourself looking for the appropriate bag for the gym, and then a different bag for work… look no further. The versatile design features two faces: one casual, one classic. Match it to your clothes, where you’re going, or just to switch things up! Vid after the jump! —>

0 Designers: Andrew & Alex

A Twist on Shades

A Twist on Shades

The Twist Hinge Eyewear collection offers a delightful new interaction for the wearer by twisting rather than folding! The first of its kind, the twisting hinge also allows the wearer to adjust the pantoscopic tilt of the frames to their liking. Stronger, more flexible and with a cool industrial style, they’re a definite style win.

0 Designer: Ryan Glasgow

Smart Heart Watch for Kids

Smart Heart Watch for Kids

It’s difficult for children suffering from congenital heart defects to fully understand the seriousness of their condition as well as how they can prevent the onset of serious symptoms. To heighten kid’s awareness and help educate them on ways to take control of the problem, the Koen smartwatch detects abnormal changes in heart rate and distracts the wearer by automatically presenting a game to slow their heart rate. Games include breathing and calming exercises so little ones can learn how to control their condition and get back to being kids!

0 Designers: Various