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

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

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

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

If it's on your phone, it's on your wrist.

If it’s on your phone, it’s on your wrist.

I remember being a kid and watching the original Power Rangers talk into their wrist watch to communicate and do all sorts of cool stuff. That was 20 years ago, making me kinda old and whoever thought of that really smart, because 2014 is the dawn of the smartwatch! Jumping on the smartwatch wagon is the Braun S concept- it packs power in the form of notifications, fitness monitoring, calling assist, messaging, music and more.

0 Designer: Robrecht Vanhauwere

Touchy-feely Hearing Aid

Touchy-feely Hearing Aid

Conventional hearing aids come with a lot of short comings. Loud noises making the wearer feel irritable, the awkwardness of wearing bigger sized hearing aids and many more. The CLOSE is an attempt at an alternative system to provide speech input to the hearing impaired by means of tactile sensations.

0 Designers: Zhengmu Fang, Liang Wenshan & Liu Junming

Story of ‘Mr. Up’ and ‘Mr. Down’

Story of ‘Mr. Up’ and ‘Mr. Down’

There is a very inspirational story behind the creation of the Legacy Machine N°1 Xia Hang Watch by MB&F. It all began when the Legacy Machine N°1 was conceived by Maximilian Büsser, the force behind the enchanting MB&F Watches. Daydreaming how he would radically design a three-dimensional machine for the wrist, Max dreamt of including Eiffel Tower and Jules Verne to its design.

0 Designer: MB&F Watches [ Buy it Here ]

The New iWatch With iOS 7 And No Siri

The New iWatch With iOS 7 And No Siri

Being practical is the main reason behind shunning Siri, speakers and mobile connectivity in this new iWatch concept. As a typical SmartWatch, this concept hosts some very non-typical features. For example, to save on battery consumption, the design includes solar energy and wireless recharging. Siri and cellular connectivity are not included because of their power draining capabilities.

0 Designer: Cristian Tomas Moyano

Time to the Touch

Time to the Touch

Tacdial is a tactile analog wristwatch developed for the visually impaired. The design is composed of a raised minute hand, a rotating dial that features a debased hour indicator as well as a tactile numbered watch face. Soft and comfortable, the design utilizes a push crown, wide body silicon strap and oversized buckle clasp for maximum comfort and ease of use.

0 Designer: Ryan Kirkpatrick