Best of Watch Concepts in 2013

Best of Watch Concepts in 2013

It was the year of the iWatch and then some! Three innovative approaches to the fabled watch from the house of Apple; with similar yet distinct visions the designers wow-ed us with their approach. Here is a quick recap of the watch concepts that you loved and wished adorned your wrist…or finger! Take a look…

0 Designers: Various

A New Design Notion

A New Design Notion

NTN’s premier product launch, called Collection 01, focuses on material likeness and a similar construction process to tie these otherwise unrelated objects together as a series. A thoughtful balance of aluminum, fabric and natural wood define each as a singular product, but a shared design language makes them shine as a group.

0 Designer: NTN

Watch This Ways

Watch This Ways

My watch is mine, and if you try peeking into it, you probably won’t be able to read the time. However if I wear the Followatch, you will be able to see the time correctly, with the dial facing towards you! Followatch always stands upright because it rotates freely thanks to the center of gravity. Awesome idea for sharing time!

0 Designers: Jaehoon Yu, Jin hyck Kim, Hwa jeong Yeo, Eun seng Jeun & Pyeong Deung Lee

Featherlight Pocket Watch

Featherlight Pocket Watch

The latest addition to ZIIIRO’s collection of modern timepieces is this sleek pocket watch or stylish pendant accessory, depending on how you use it. Unlike other heavy pocket watches, the aluminum Titan is ultra-lightweight making it easy to carry whether its in your pocket or around your neck!  Time is read from the outer hour ring of 12 segments and inner minute ring of 60 segments. Available in 5 colors of azure, chrome, purple, black and cherry. Get it here!

0 Designer: ZIIIRO

New Pebble Faces

New Pebble Faces

The latest expansion of Albert Salamon’s collection of Pebble watchfaces is even more perplexing than the last! The puzzling faces are not only aesthetically unique but they make for an entertaining way of telling the time.  You’ll get no hints from us! See if you can decipher each one!

0 Designer: Albert Salamon

The Story of MVMT Watches

The Story of MVMT Watches

It took me to an encounter with the MVMT Watch to understand that owning a high quality watch need not burn a hole in my pocket. Now I am not talking like a seasoned haute horology investor, but like a person who appreciates a well designed watch, crafted from quality materials and finds them within my reach. The MVMT Watches stem from the desire of young entrepreneurs and watch enthusiasts who wanted to “cut out the brand inflation” without compromising on the quality.

0 Designer: MVMT [ Buy it Here ]

The Slim Edge

The Slim Edge

Measuring only 4 mm, The Edge is one of the thinnest titanium watches in the world. You would think that only big bulky watches can look sexy but The Edge Watch forces you to rethink that notion. This fully jeweled analogue quartz movement displays a slim stature of only 1.1 mm. A skeletal design, sapphire glass crystal encasing the purist dial and plain hands, create a subtle impact.

0 Designer: Mahendra Chauhan for Titan

Sundown Café

Sundown Café

The Closed Watch is an innovative tool for hikers and mountain climber; it intuitively informs them about the sunrise and sunset times. Keeping safety in mind, the timings for sunset during the different seasons is factored into the design. Pretty impressive if you ask me! At the press of a button you can switch between winter and summer, and get accurate intuitive details. Matter of fact, the watch is ideal for any outdoor sports and recreational activity.

0 Designers: Seon-Il Kim, Mingyeoung Baek, Hyun-Ju Park & Mi-Jang

Timepiece Trio

Timepiece Trio

Designer Mercea Andronescu describes her Revolve watch concept as just a “little project” but we think this timepiece is hugely awesome. The design is divided into 3 separate bracelets- 1 each for the hours, minutes and seconds. They clasp together with magnets, but can be worn individually or apart on each wrist, depending on the user’s preference. See how it works in the vid after the jump!

0 Designer: Mircea Andronescu

A Touch of Class for iPhone

A Touch of Class for iPhone

Bissol’s latest mobile timepiece is an elegant addition to the iPhone 5(s) that merges a classic timepiece to the modern smartphone. The 2000 Calibre here features an automatic mechanical Swiss movement suspended by a unique single bridge. Its precision one-piece construction allows the user to see the inner workings of the clock in an interesting contrast to the minimal, enclosed look of the iPhone.

0 Designer: Bissol

Ring of Time

Ring of Time

The Ring Clock concept was designed without inhibition as a product that might be able to exist in 10 years or so… but thanks to its futuristic appeal & simple functionality, it might become a reality sooner than you think! 144 ultra-thin mono-color LEDs are contrasted against surgical stainless steel. When you are looking for the time, just spin the ring to activate the blue & orange LEDs. To recharge, simply place it on the wireless clock-dock charger to restore full power that lasts a week! Watch its ice-cool display in action ->

0 Designer: Szikszai Gusztáv

Pebble Watch Facelift

Pebble Watch Facelift

The “ttmm” collection of wristwatch apps was designed for specifically for smartwatches with 144×168 pixel screens such as Pebble and Kreyos. 15 different face options give the wearer a multitude of stylized options, each with its own puzzling way of displaying the time. Available in the Android Market, you can upload the collection directly via the Pebble app and keep your watch-face fresh all year round!

0 Designer: Albert Salamon

Lucid Meets Leather

Lucid Meets Leather

Who doesn’t love the idea of a transparent screen?! Many modern conceptual watch designs feature this interesting visual element, but few remember the age-old material that’s adorned wrists for centuries…. leather! The LIP watch applies modern transparent tech with a hand stitched leather band for a comfortable and familiar aesthetic that’s not limitingly futuristic.

0 Designer: Youssef Eskandar