Luckily, I own two of these rare vintage blocks of testosterone. Wearing only one will have you spinning in circles of imbalance. After years of searching, I found these elusive models after only hearing of their existence without photographic proof. But unlike Bigfoot, I have proven them a reality.
Built solid like Fort Knox with Rado's famous scratchproof ceramic and steel case, sapphire crystal and automatic movement.
Designed to resemble a futuristic concept car of the fifties, Dunhill has revisited the historical Motorities series with this limited edition 'Carwatch'. 45mm multi-material case, angular sapphire crystal and automatic movement. And Motorities was the original 1893 product line of accessories for the new fad called 'motoring'. Alfred Dunhill has been credited for introducing the built-in dashboard clock when he fitted a pocketwatch inside a sturdy, dashboard-mounted brass case.
Ikepod appears to be entering it's second coming. Praise the Lord!
"Based in Geneva, Gilbert Albert is one of the most innovative and artistic modern jewellers. His talent was spotted very early in his career when, at the age of 24, he was approached by Patek Philippe to design some prototype wristwatch cases. At that time, in 1955, Patek Philippe was under the adventurous guidance of chairman Henri Stern. The bold yet simple designs of Albert's cases were in many ways revolutionary. In his approach, the traditional and conventional designs of cases were completely re-drawn, defying the conventional shapes that manufacturers were used to producing. Much of his inspiration came from his love of modern sculpture and, in particular, his admiration for Brancusi and Mondrian." - antiquorum
Gilbert Albert together with like-minded designer Richard Arbib (Hamilton Electric) were really pushing the triangular and rhomboid envelopes.
People can withstand up to 5 g's without special equipment, a pilot in a g-suit can handle up to 10 g's. Appropriately, they have teamed up with Finnish extreme flying champion Sami Kontio.
I'd be happy to measure the Coney Island Cyclone for them.
The Opus series for Harry Winston have produced some of the most phenomenal timepieces in history. Designed and built by "mechanical architects" Robert Greubel & Stephen Forsey, the sixth in a series of collaborations with independent watchmakers taking complications to a new level of complicated.
Greubel & Forsey (Opus 6) along with previous designers Vianney Halter (Opus 3), Felix Baumgartner and Martin Frei (Opus 5) have all been creating new inventions of timekeeping, new mechanics of timemaking and new aesthetics of timeviewing. It also may require new methods of moneymaking.
Opus 6's gory details - Timezone Article Link
1976-78 Hughes Aircraft Calculator Watch
If Mods spent their money on anything other than putting mirrors on their Vespas, they might sport the hip 1968 Omega Dynamic.
Omega describes the elliptical casing as "results from an advanced study of the anatomy of the wrist". Bright wide striped bullseye dials, minimally graphic markers, brushed Monocoque stainless steel case, hermetically sealed crystal, self-winding movement and famously fitted with single piece corfam bands that appear to go through the watch case. Straps are usually pierced with 30 aerating holes; widened near the case to fit firmly and comfortably on the wrist. Crown integrated to the case in order not to break the aerodynamic line which inspired this famous model's name.
I think any self-respecting Rocker would love to slam this 1972 Omega Speedmaster Mark III over the head of an unsuspecting bloke. Born from the original "Moon Watch" Speedmaster watch series, this was the biggest of them all. Sitting like a volcano on your wrist, this brute stands bolder than any other vintage chrono I've come across.
Limited to 150 models in platinum 950, Audemars Piguet has created a watch celebrating the Maserati MC12 racing car. The watch design is inspired by the Maserati engine, dashboard and high-tech materials used such as eloxed aluminium for the bridges and ultra-light carbon for the movement mainplate. You can see it best in this VIDEO.
Two things I dislike most within watch collecting...Rolex and Diver watches. So. With that said, here is my favorite Rolex Diver! The Deep Sea Special.
Created to test new endurances of a diver watch, The Deep Sea Special was fixed to the outside of Auguste Piccard's deep sea diving submarine, the bathyscaph "Trieste." It proved itself at a record depth of 10,335 feet (3150 meters) in 1953. Waterproof up to seven miles and capable of withstanding pressure at seven tons per square inch.
Obviously, the appeal to my tastes occur with the domed bubble crystal and enormous 57mm length. Purely prototypical, approximately less than seven exist with a potential of 35 additional replicas.
Roger Rüegger's Dive Watch Blog
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