In general, most people tend to look for watches with designs that are welcoming, but these non-traditional designs offer up an alternative to the way we tell the time.
Ludovic Ballouard’s Upside-Down watch realises a different concept as to the way the dial displays time. This creation won the 2010 GPHP Special Jury Award for its unique presentation. Each hour marker sits on an independent disc that’s upside down. When the time is in a particular hour, the corresponding disc instantly turns right-side up with a 180° rotation. The minute hand is the only hand featured on the dial. This piece comes in a forty-one millimetre case and moves to the Manual Calibre B01. Features for this pieces includes a water resistance of thirty metres, seven hundred and fifty red gold off-centre crown and case, as well as nine hundred and fifty off-centre crown and case. Ludovic Ballouard.
Defy Classic Carbon
Zenith’s Defy Classic Carbon follows through with the Defy collection’s contemporary sports watch theme. This piece comes in a modern full carbon fibre case with a carbon bracelet.
What’s unique about this piece is that it is the first piece that has a full carbon bracelet. The carbon bracelet is crafted from individually shaped and refined carbon fibre links resonating a wearing experience that makes the timepiece feel as light as a feather. The Defy Classic Carbon also includes a striking skeletonise dial with an apparent movement design. This watch comes in a forty-one millimetre case and moves to the Auto Zenith Elite 670 SK. In addition, it has a water resistance of one hundred metres. Zenith.
Van Cleef & Arpels
A galaxy of its own. The Midnight Planetarium by Van Cleef & Arpels includes an entire solar system astoundingly depicted with precious materials on its starry, aventurine dial surface. The calibre of this watch is an Auto Stern Manufacture with Christiaan Van der Klaauw module. The uniqueness lies in its calibre powering the timepiece whilst accurately displaying the positions of the planets in actuality. The materials used for this piece are rare and precious. This watch comes in a forty-four millimetre case with a water resistance of thirty metres. Van Cleef & Arpels.
Mechanical Legends Crash Skeleton Watch
It is without a doubt that the Cartier Crash Skeleton is one of the most avant-garde designs in watchmaking history. This Crash Skeleton is the modern edition of the the original 1967 design. Cartier developed an in-house calibre that fits into this watch’s unique shape, the 9618 MC. A notable and unique design to its own testament, the Cartier Crash Skeleton is the result of doing something different and garnering admiration for the brand both within the industry as well as amongst its loyal followers. This exemplary piece comes in a twenty-eight point one five millimetre casing and has a water resistance of thirty metres. Cartier.
Altiplano Ultimate Concept
The new Altiplano Ultimate Concept is the latest ultra-thin watch that exhibits Piaget’s mechanical prowess. This mechanical watch is two millimetres thin, certainly a piece that needs extra care due to its delicate state. Nevertheless, this watch is executed with a fine design and overall look – a definite conversation starter with its uniqueness as well as its pleasing appeal. This timepiece comes in a forty-one-millimetre case and moves to the Manual Piaget 900P-UC. In addition, it has a water resistance of twenty metres. Piaget.