Watchmakers – very inventive and creative people! And below you can see evidence of this. Some models of hours listed below can be called a work of art. Of course, they are not going to wear to a business meeting or a dinner party, but every fan of watches, such dreams has in their collection. Thus, our review of the most unusual watches in the world.
Arnaud Tellier – a former employee of the Geneva Museum of Patek Philippe, made watch brand 2LMX. The first clock, issued under the name 2LMX, were those that you can see in the photo. These mechanical watches show the time in 24-hour format. As an advocate of the dial vertical rotating drums, which are given numbers. In the central part, it is a mechanism tourbillion and sapphire glass allows you to see the mechanism of these wonderful hours.
Watch Christophe Claret X TREM-1
Watch Christophe Claret the Christophe Claret X TREM-1 are present, the technical “miracle.” Metal balls magically float inside two sapphire tubes and indicate the hours and minutes. These balls have a hollow core and floating on tubes due to magnetic fields generated by magnets embedded in the clock (and it is considered that the clocks and magnets – incompatible). Also in the clock embedded floating tourbillon mechanism (in the lower part of the dial), it is inclined at 30 degrees to the carrier clock.
Watches Harry Winston Opus 11
These watches from Harry Winston, are likely to be the most desired gift for any collector. After all, the cost – $ 230,000 and released only 111 of these hours. These watches have a unique dial. There is clockwise instead of 24 it set the plate, which is combined show time (hours). The minute hand is located on a small side dial.
Watches Urwerk UR-1001
These unique pocket watch made of aluminum titanium nitride have dimensions 106mm x 62mm x 23mm. Urwerk UR-1001 is packed with a huge amount of useful (or maybe not at all useful) functions. There are a day and night indicator, and power reserve indicator, and the 100-year indicator, and 1,000-year-old light, and even the oil change indicator (whatever that means)!
Watch Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon No.3
Watch Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon No.3 already equipped with three (!) Tourbillons. For this reason, they have a very impressive size: 65.9mm x 45.9mm. Each tourbillon mechanism operates at intervals 36, 40 and 120 seconds. And time shows two little sapphire disk in the upper right part of the body. Watch released a limited edition of just 20 copies.
Clock Tokidoki Cassette
This watch may not quite fit in our review (and in price and design), but they are very unusual! body design in the form of audio cassettes, immediately makes thoughts return to the recent past. One coil Tokidoki Cassette indicates time, and the second – just a spool of tape. Cost: $ 165.
Watches Azimuth SP-1 Landship
Designers hours Azimuth SP-1 Landship, obviously, inspired by tanks since the first World War. Incidentally, the first armored vehicles (the ancestors of the modern tank armor-technology) is often called the “Landships”. Watch case made of titanium, the size of 40 mm x 55 mm. Edition limited to 100 copies.
Watch Manufacture Royale Opera
Very expensive watch of Opera Royale Manufacture ($ 1,200,000)! The uniqueness of these watches is that the back cover of the case is adapted kind of hollow chamber. It is telescopic and can open and close like a bellows bayan (accordion). At first glance, quite useless for a wristwatch, this camera has a very important function, namely, to improve the sound of the minute hand turn. Agree, without this in any way you cannot do! The watch case is made of 18-carat gold.
Watch BRM TB Records
BRM – Bernard Richards Manufacture – a French watchmaker. Watch their production is closely linked with the world of auto and motorcycle racing. Their new watch TB Records have
unusual design. The dial is located on the housing end that allows you to watch the time without turning the wrist. And it is very convenient when you drive. In addition, the appearance of the dial, is very similar to a car dashboard. The watch is released in a limited edition: 25 pieces of each color, the cost is $8700.
Watches Cabestan Trapezium
The name “Trapezium” the clock was due to trapezoidal shape of the hull. Sapphire windows are installed from the top, from the sides and back of the watch to be able to admire their amazing mechanism.