And His Greatest Gift Was Time Itself

And His Greatest Gift Was Time Itself

We’ve given you [some] frajabulous [lists] of [items] we’ve got just bursting with potential in our YD Store, things you could, oh, I dunno, buy for a loved one or someone similar, but now here’s the magic maker. Here’s the wildness waker. If there’s one category of item I personally love the most in the YD Store, it’s got to be this: Watches. We hold a collection of watches bested by only Father Time himself, and you can tell him I sent you. Behold this list, time after time.

0 Designers: Various

Each Hour By A Cyclist

Each Hour By A Cyclist

To pay homage to cyclist Graeme Obree’s amazing career, Mr. Jones Watches just released “The Hour” watch. Each hour of the day is revealed by a cutout with words that have particular meaning to Mr. Obree. For example, the 12 o’clock position reveals the numbers 52.713 which is the distance Obree covered to win the world cycling championship in 1995. Inspired by Obree’s flare for the unconventional, the watch uses design cues normally reserved for children’s watches. It’s playful, allows for intricate illustrations, yet very professional and functional.

0 Designer: Mr Jones Watches

Best iPod Nano Watch Strap?

Best iPod Nano Watch Strap?

There are several other companies making watch straps for Apple’s latest iPod Nano but the NanoWatch is by far my favorite. The designers have been working feverishly since the Nano (6G) made its debut and although technically late in the game, I believed it paid off. The back of the strap is debossed to perfectly level the Nano’s built-in clip. It’s the only company I know of that makes their straps out of eco-friendly silicon – that’s no nickel or phthalater. It’s also the only company who makes silicon to perfectly match the Nano’s color range. Only €18.00.

0 Designer: Thomas Frederiksen (Buy it here)

Organic Watch of Simplicity

Organic Watch of Simplicity

Designer Fatih Baltas has a little something for your wrist – a single (or combination of) color and a simple function – telling time in red, blue, white, green, yellow, pink, brown, black, all in the brightness and gloss to gloss the ages. This is the Saat watch. Bursting colors and hi-poly lines yell modernity quite loudly. An extremely simple design, stark, blasting, and lovely. Makes you feel like you’re adding a piece to your body rather than covering a bit of it up.

0 Designer: Fatih Baltas

How Are Babies Made! Watch!

How Are Babies Made! Watch!

Shock Therapy with Andy Kurovets!!

The next time your curious kid asks you how are babies made, just show him your wrist sporting the “Fertilization Watch!” Explain that the little sperm showing the minutes and hours is moving forth to fertilize the central ovule! And that’s how timely babies are born!

0 Designer: Andy Kurovets

BFF Watches for Overseas Lovers

BFF Watches for Overseas Lovers

You know the sacred bond that is made when two people hold separate parts of a heart. They are Best Friends Forever. Or married. Whichever it happens to be, here’s a watch for them. This is “Dual Time,” a unisex GMT wristwatch with a unique feature: complimentary hour hands. Where normally three hands would mean hour, minute, and second, here they mean second, your hour, and your friend’s hour.

0 Designers: Chiyu Chen and Han-Hsi Chen

The Fascinating Legacy of the 2010 TUDOR Heritage Chrono Watch

The Fascinating Legacy of the 2010 TUDOR Heritage Chrono Watch

If it’s not the celestial bodies, man has depended on earthly resources (sand-clock) to keep an account of the precious moments that tick away. With age and technology, refinements to the system gave us pocket watches, grandfather clocks and even the humble wristwatch. Subtle significance in fictions like Paths of Glory, where a watch played the crucial evidence that rocked Edmund Hillary’s claim to Everest, or real-time standstills found at ground zero, a watch is a Precious Heritage that we all identify with. The 2010 TUDOR Heritage Chrono Watch is one significant addition that you’d like to inherit.

New Nooka Zub Zayu

New Nooka Zub Zayu

Ooh look! Nooka just added a new watch to their lineup. The Zayu is the latest in the Zub series. I’m particularly keen on the curved back because nobody’s wrist is flat. It’s also the first watch to have a “sleepmode” to conserve battery. The asymmetric design may look odd but you can flip the display to accommodate lefties and righties. That little notch sits perfectly above your sleeve – BRILLS! Five colors to choose from, see them after the jump. Pre-order now for $175. I know I am.

0 Designer: Nooka (Buy it here)

TAG-Heuer Formula-1 Watch

TAG-Heuer Formula-1 Watch

As we know TAG-Heuer is celebrating 150 years of being in the business and The Carrera Calibre 1887 Chronograph is already on our wishlist. So it comes as a great pleasure when designers decide to commemorate the event with their own refreshing take. Inspired by the TAG-Heuer Grand Carrera Calibre 36 RS Caliper Chronograph model, designer Peter Vardai chose to model his version on Formula-1 and Mercedes-Benz combo. Awesome!

0 Designer: Peter Vardai

Bright Lights and TRON Time

Bright Lights and TRON Time

How do you read time… if you’re INSIDE a computer?! This is a question we’ll all have to ask when we’re at that new TRON movie whenever it decides it’s ready to come out. I’m anticipating the pants off it, and so is designer Scott Galloway, who today presents to the world this TRON-inspired watch called the “Seven-R-Zero-N” aka 7R0N. This watch is rare in that it lends attention to not only the face, but to the strap as well.

0 Designer: Scott Galloway

Watch to Time, Turbines to Speed!

Watch to Time, Turbines to Speed!

Behold, the ancient power of windmills! It’s no mistake that windmills have been so prevalent in horror movies over the course of our recent past – the very thought of such a majestic beast being blown to bits gives me the shivers! Projects design group reminds us that windmills are amongst humankind’s oldest energy sources, turning water and wind into pure power! Thusly, they’ve made an object to remind us of that excellent trade here, in the Turbino watch.

0 Designer: Projects [Buy It Here]

Stop Time

Stop Time

At your command now, here, is time itself! Or rather, the outward appearance of time as it sits on your wrist. Designer José Hurtado presents a watch that sits on your wrist and has arms and a ticker like any other wristwatch, but it only shows you the time when you want it. All you’ve got to do is click it! I know many of you, including me, suffers from time deprivation. No more of that! Only if you want it. Here is the Hide Watch!

0 Designer: José Hurtado

Perfect Balance in Time

Perfect Balance in Time

When you’re looking at your watch on your wrist, you want to know what time it is. But more than that, you want your whole life to be in order in that one moment. You want all the yin and all the yang to be perfectly spun. That’s why it’s imperative that you see that the first moment you peek at the machine on the strap on the piece of your body below your hand. This is the “Yin Yang” watch designed by the fabulous Daniel Will – Harris, known for his crazy, amazing, and fantastic watch collection, several of which are jumping off the shelves of our Yanko Store. Slap one directly unto your wrist.

0 Designer: Daniel Will-Harris [Buy It Here]