Posts Tagged ‘ Clock ’

Skmei el Luminous: 1229.

That title may seem foreign to some, because it is. That however isn’t what makes the photos of this time piece exotic. If you were under the assumption that this time piece was real, then the visual effects prowess of __ has already got you. Using Redshift and Cinema 4D __ has been able to recreate the 1299 Watch for the client Skmei. This incredibly life-like demonstration of texturing, lighting, and 3D modeling took about 2 weeks to create and is just as impressive as the watch itself.

Interchangable Display Interfaces For Smart Watches


Designers Albert Salamon and Michal Zylinsk have developed ‘TTMM’, a collection of interchangable smartwatch interfaces for timepieces with black and white 144×168 pixel screens such as the pebble, kreyos, hotwatch and wellograph. Each app is available in 20 different variations and in black or white; the styles run from a business aesthetic with TTMMchart to a sci-fi theme with ‘TTMinus’. Users are able to upload, install and change the face of their clock whenever they’d like, directly using the pebble smartwatch application.

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Bamboo Wall Clock MOCAP by J.P.Meulendijks Design Studio

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Check out this very interesting wall clock MOCAP designed by J.P.Meulendijks Design Studio. When standing in front of this bamboo wall-clock, its numbers are clear and visible, but walk around it and you’ll notice that they slowly dissolve, falling apart in a vague white fuzz. Inspired by the movie industries motion capture technology, this striking optical illusion is created by small, white balls that extend various distances from the matte black surface on pegs of the same color and appear to float effortlessly in the air.


Girard Perregaux Sea Hawk Collection


Acknowledging the first generation of Sea Hawks in 1940s, Girard Perregaux Sea Hawk Collection is remarkable combination of classic style and modern technology . First introduced in 1980 the Sea Hawk features anti-clockwise bezel, helium valve for professional divers, fully waterproof steel case that can hold up-to 1500kg of pressure. Pictured above is a brushed steel, mechanical Movement GP3300, octagon bezel and easily readable dial.

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The Clock White by Humans Since 1982


Sweden based Humans since 1982 teamed up with Australian engineer David Cox to accomplish this mind bending clock concept. This artistic clock re-contextualizes time in a mix of old and new, analogue and digital. The clock is made of 24 two-handed analogue clocks. Six clocks make up a number, each of them displaying either one of its corners or one of its sides. All 24 clocks create one giant display similar to that of a digital watch. This work is notable for its digital/analogue format and the choreography that takes place between the minutes. The-Clock-Clock-White-by-Humans-Since-1982-1-600x366

White And White Wall Clock.

This wall clock “White & White”  was created by designer Vadim Kibardin from Russia. The White & White Clock is a modern 3D interpretation of the traditional digital clock. Nothing else, simply time. In dark hours the light sensitive sensor changes the brightness of the digits to a less intense white. All of the digits are part of a single unit, and as the title suggests, it switches between two shades of white.

Used As Read.

Is your phone a camera or the camera your digital player as well?  Confused?  You ought to be.  As newer generations in gadgets and devices come out, the clear demarcation of their lineage gets blurry for the sake of multi-functionality. In the name of salvaging individual identity, “mintselect @ mintpass” has designed a range of devices in the typographical form of their function. Called the “Used as Read” series, the stackable lineup includes a speaker, a remote control, a woofer, a music player and amp, a radio and a lamp.

The Ninja Time Watch.

This little beast (named the Ninja Time watch) has two “eyes” which show the hour and the minute, while the rest of the watch is dedicated to framing them in a way that looks assuredly ninja in style. The entire casing is made from molded plastic, the dials controlled by the ninja’s “ears” so you can set the time whenever you like.

The Atmos 566 & Hour Glass.

Two years ago, to mark the 80th anniversary of the Atmos, Australian designer Marc Newson was given Carte Blanche to redesign the famous clock.  Surrounded by a baccarat crystal bubble, the pure, contemporary curves of the ‘Atmos 561’ by Marc Newson commanded immediate attention.  This year, the artist wished to renew his cooperation with Jaeger-Lecoultre.  Entranced by the magic of complex horological mechanisms, he has chosen to lend a new face to ‘Calibre 566’ which was featured in the Atmos Astronomique presented in 2008.

Two versions (a limited series of 28 in blue and another 48-piece translucent edition) showcase a cross between contemporary art and fine craftsmanship, and between technology and aesthetics.  The generously proportioned cabinet allows light to flood in
and illuminate the complicated mechanism.  The hours and minutes rub shoulders with the sky chart of the northern hemisphere, with the cardinal points and zodiac.  The months are displayed on a rotating disc at 6 o’clock along with the equation of time.

Recently Ikepod has teamed up with Marc Newson to make this time measuring sculpture in borosilicated glass (3mm thickness).  It’s filled with low carbon, or nickel plated nanoballs, and is a timer for 60 minutes (weight 6.7 kg / size 265 mm x 300 mm).

The HYT H1 Hydro Mechanical Watch.

HYT represents a new concept in watchmaking — HYT stands for “Hydro Mechanical Horologists” and the brand will be dedicated to producing watches that not only contain liquid in them but use the liquid for a functional purpose.  HYT claims 7 pending patents for various aspects of the H1, further underscoring the new ground that HYT CEO Vincent Perriard is breaking with this watch.  Coming in three case styles the H1 will be available in titanium, DLC black coated titanium, and 18k red gold. The case will be 48mm wide and 18mm thick.  Of course the most notable aspect of the watch is the luminescent greenish-yellow liquid ring you see around the dial. The H1 uses the liquid to display the hours on a circular tube around the edge of the dial.

The two piston looking devices you see on the bottom of the dial are used to push and pull the liquid to show the time on the scale.  The minutes are displayed on the medium-sized sub dial set near the center-top watch, with a cool paddle-wheel style seconds hand to the left.  On the right you can see there is also a power reserve indicator (65 hours) for the manual-wind mechanical movement.  The HYT H1 watch price is $45,000 for the titanium model (the titanium DLC and red gold models with be meaningfully higher).

The Digital Post It Printer.

With the million things on my to-do list I need handy Post-it reminders everywhere. I even use digital Post-it notes on my phone because even with my assistant holding me down, I’m a scatterbrain. I like Dongyeon Kim’s idea of a Post-it printer with re-usable sticky notepaper. Sync it with the phone or computer and get notes printed in a jiffy.

The Nooka Zon Watch.

Wrath on all imitators… straight up.  Behold a real Nooka wristwatch. Here we’ve got 100% real, accept no substitutes, brand name you can trust, love and devotion produced Nooka watch. It’s a “luxury” digital watch called “ZON.” It’s a world time watch with graph display and number display for time.  People know Nooka; they know Nooka is made up of the kind of people that stand for quality.  The real Nooka is about to release the ZON: 24 time zones, real metal mesh straps, and pixels that pass through the display like sands through the hourglass; (these are the minutes of our lives.) It has a Chronograph, alarm, 37.5 x 45 x 9.2 mm / 22mm wide band, water resistant to 5ATM, and a scrumtrilescent mirrored face.


The Sandglass Light.

The sense of déjà vu is overwhelming when you look at the Sandglass Light, however with the exception to the shape, little else is common between the old and the new. Clearly inspired by the age-old hourglass shape, this refined version has simple functions and does away with the timer. Three settings and minimal twists encourage you to use the lamp more as ambient lighting than just a novelty fixture. This new avatar is all about refinements.

The Two Halves Of Time.

Many watch innovations come from the digital neophyte camp. The possibilities are limitless but what about the analog peeps? The Ikku is a watch project aimed squarely at innovating how time is read using traditional movements. The face is divided into half spheres. The left half signifies hours while the right tells minutes. Each of the half spheres are demarcated into 12 points with its own needle. To read time, just look at the hours on the left, then minutes on the right. Beautiful design and it’s certainly different. Should be in stores soon.

Cartier Time Art.

Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka has collaborated with Cartier to bring a traveling exhibition called “Cartier Time Art”.  Cartier Time Art is an exhibition that will take visitors “on a journey to the heart of Cartier watchmaking.”  The exhibition unites the largest number of Cartier timepieces ever displayed in public, from its origins through to the present day.

The unique journey offered by the exhibition begins in 1874, displaying 158 vintage pieces from Cartier collection.  Introducing twelve movements and seventeen Fine Watchmaking timepieces, the journey finishes in the present day with the ID-One watch, a concept timepiece which offers a glimpse into the watchmaking future at Cartier.  It will be held at Bellerive Museum, Ein Haus des Museum für Gestaltung Zürich from Friday, August 26 to Sunday, November 6, 2011.

Art du Temps Clock.

When you hear the term ‘shape shifting’, you generally think of some X-Men character, or the Transformers or what have you, but folks don’t necessarily put household appliances in this category.  But the Art du Temps clock tears this right out of the socket by being one of the few metamorphic time pieces out there.  Watch the video below to see exactly how dope this clock looks in action.

Isaac Penard’s “Skullitime”

I’ve been hearing that at first people were getting sick of me talking about how much I enjoy collecting time pieces, then I was told that some people had no idea that some of the watches I’ve written about existed.  So in the interest of informing the public about one of the rares time telling devices I’ve come across, I present a this piece from Isaac Penard.  The lower jaw is hinged to the base of the skull to make a cover for the dial of the watch. The dial is engraved and filled with niello marking the hours with Roman numerals (I–XII) and the half hours with fleurs-de-lis. The skull watch was a specialty of Geneva, and to a lesser extent of Blois, both prominent centers of Protestant watchmakers during the first decades of the seventeenth century. Isaac Penard was a native Swiss who was apprenticed to the Genevan master Jacques Sermand (1595–1651), a well-known maker of skull watches as well as watches in such shapes as tulip buds, crosses, and stars.

Alarming Rings

This is the most creative alarm clock I’ve come across in a while.  The ring is a vibrating alarm designed for people who hate the loud blaring sounds of a typical alarm. The charging cradle is where you set what time you want each ring to go off. The ring fits over the tip of your finger and when that opportune time arrives, it vibrates. Putting the ring back on the dock shuts off the alarm.

The benefits are two-fold. It’s perfect for couples whom wake up at different hours. Never again will you be disturbed from your precious sleep when the alarm goes off. It’s a discrete sensation that only you feel. Another application is for the hearing impaired helping to improve their quality of life.

Designer: Meng Fandi