Tuesday

QlockTwo W Watch from Biegert & Funk of Germany - A New Way To Tell Time...In Words!

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HANDS FREE!

You might have heard about this cool new watch concept from Biegert & Funk of Germany first introduced at Baselworld called the QlockTwo, but now it's real and finally available.
The Concept:
Using an LED lit 110 letter grid, time is simply displayed in words in both exact and casual phrasing.



QLOCKTWO W by Biegert & Funk - The time in words on your wrist

Biegert & Funk presents the world‘s first wristwatch in words 

A completely new kind of wristwatch, the QLOCKTWO W. QLOCKTWO W does not show the time with hands or digits. Time is indicated on this purist watch as readable text, turning it into a statement: “It is half past nine”. The square watch face has a uniform grid of 110 letters. When the stainless steel button is pressed, words light up in unexpected places which describe the time. The initially random order of the characters lends this wristwatch a mysterious aesthetic. “QLOCKTWO W makes you aware of the moment. Showing the time becomes an interesting experience for the owner,” explains Andreas Funk from the design duo Biegert & Funk.

The basic shape of the QLOCKTWO W is a square. The design is minimalist and precision crafted, its form reduced to the essentials. The high-value housing made of brushed, polished or black stainless steel measures 35 x 35 mm. The watch comes with a 24 mm leather strap.

Together with the time, QLOCKTWO W also displays the calendar day or seconds. “It is operated by a single push button and could not be more simple: one push to display the time, two for the calendar day and three for the seconds,” says designer Marco Biegert.

 

 
Video showing the unique display and seconds animation

ABOUT BIEGERT & FUNK
The Biegert & Funk design agency was founded by Marco Biegert and Andreas Funk and develops products, campaigns and applications. The designer duo has always been fascinated by time. While only teenagers they already had the idea of a clock that shows the time like people talk to each other. Besides their design agency, they pursued several product ideas that eventually led to developing QLOCKTWO®. When they set up clock production in a former jewellery factory they fulfilled their dream of making a product of their own which has turned into such a success story that it has surprised even themselves.

Biegert & Funk has already won many well known design awards, including the Red Dot Award, iF Product Design Award, Focus Open Award, Good Design Award Chicago, Interior Innovation Award as well as several nominations for the Designpreis Deutschland. They also won one of the coveted awards from the Type Directors Club New York. In addition, Biegert & Funk was awarded the coveted Gold Award of the Art Directors Club Europe.

Thursday

Two New Ladies Watches from Mr. Jones - The Arbutus and Cherry Blossom Floriographic Watch

MR. JONES LADIES FLORIOGRAPHIC WATCHES

LIMITED EDITION OF ONLY 100!

The Arbutus and Cherry Blossom watches in this series are based on floriography, that is the Victorian system for ascribing a specific meaning to different flowers. This system was used as a way for lovers to send secret messages to each other (the message was only visible to those who could interpret the code).  
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Arbutus

The shape of the arbutus flower forms the basis for this design. The Epigaea repens, or mayflower, is native to north America. It produces tiny heavily scented flowers that appear in April. In floriographic terms it carries the meaning, “you’re the only one I love.”

Cherry Blossom

In Japan the coming of the cherry blossom in spring is a much anticipated event. Hanami is the custom of gathering to view and enjoy this blossom (sakura). Sakura is associated with mono no aware ( 物の哀れ) a concept that embodies an awareness of the transience of things and a wistfulness at their passing. The cherry flower carries the meaning, “remember, life is brief.”
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Monday

Introducing the new Tendence Anadigit Swiss analog-digital & New Styles from Nixon Watches


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NEW STYLE!

TENDENCE ANADIGIT

The Swiss Made Anadigit collection seamlessly integrates extensive digital features with the now iconic dimensional analog time display.

Available in two styles, composed from a stainless steel case with Swiss ISA 9013/7000 anadigital movement, each Tendence Anadigit has an oversized 50mm analog face with three digital backlit subdial displays, two of which are on the top half of the dial, providing the day and date, while a rectangular sub-dial below delivers 24- hour military time and seconds. There is also a practical voyager function and world-timer covering 24 time zones, digital stopwatch, alarm and summer time function.

Check out the new TENDENCE ANADIGIT WATCHES.

ANADIGIT2555Tendence Anadigit in Silver
ANADIGIT1555Tendence Anadigit in Black
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  NEW NIXON AT WATCHISMO

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Nixon Unit SS

A DIGITAL FREAK OF NATURE.

Greater than the sum of its parts, The Unit is built stainless steel tough with big brains, precision detailing, and rugged good looks. A custom digital display, temperature gauge, dual time, timer, chrono alarm, and light. The Unit SS is anything but normal.

Available in Steel/Red or Black/Green.
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Nixon 51-30 Chronograph

THERE'S A REASON THEY SEND TANK WATCHES INTO SPACE

There's a reason they send tank watches into space. With superior functionality - 6 hand Japanese quartz movement, a second subdial, chrono and date - its wearer is never without the necessary earthly information. But with stainless steel-clad durability and unrivaled good looks, it's a timepiece that's rife with worldly good looks. Since there's plenty right here that can send you into orbit.

Available in NIXON 51-30 Champagne/Gold, 42-20 Champagne/Gold or 51-30 All Gold
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Nixon Don II

FEARED AND RESPECTED, THE DON CALLS THE SHOTS, NO QUESTIONS ASKED.

The Don is back and ready for business. A true originator, The Don has been refreshed, retooled, and updated with a contemporary design and fully charged style. A classic Nixon model, this steel analog is the one that started it all. Now you know.

Available in Black/Orange or Steel/Black and Steel/Blue
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Nixon Ride Chronograph

BOLD, DURABLE AND YET REFINED.

For that long haul down the road less traveled, the Ride SS is a trustworthy companion. Bold, durable and yet refined, it combines high-output engineering with the reliability of a daily driver. Up the interstate or off the grid, the Ride SS carries intrepid travelers far beyond the boundaries of boring. Now rendered in a full stainless steel chassis, this road-tested timepiece upshifts into a class all its own.

Available in new colorway Black Lum
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Nixon Sentry SS

A STANDARD MADE ANYTHING BUT STANDARD

A standard made anything but standard. The Sentry SS is the essence of clean and cool, and it's been created with a deep appreciation for custom. Timeless style and durable construction make this a watch for everyone's quiver. This watch is built to last, with a raised bezel to protect the crystal and a solid stainless steel band. The three hand movement with raised indices and day/date dial are a clean and classic combo. You know what time it is, and you have the watch prove it. It is vintage brought forward.

Available in Black Lum
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Nixon Newton Mystery Dial

TIME PASSES UNIFORMLY

Time passes uniformly, as the Newton accurately illustrates through it's two-hand quartz movement and rotating disc display. But inspired by Sir Isaac we also like to remind you that the motions of celestial bodies are all cool and floaty. Also, to spare you the discomfort of sticking a knife into your eye to trip out on colors, we've made the Newton in a rainbow of fruit flavors. You're very welcome.

Available in All White Lum

Projects Past Present & Future Bigger and Better in 40mm


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BY POPULAR DEMAND

Projects Watches "Past Present Future" and "Reveal" Watches are now available in larger 40mm!

Big new direction for a few of our best sellers at Watchismo - Plus Projects newest design called the "Projects Moon Crater".
Now available but in limited supply, get em while you can. These are sure to sell out fast since they are perfect gift watches, scroll down for more photos...
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PROJECTS MOON CRATER

See what Galileo saw with his telescope in 1609…

Not really, but Moon Crater draws its inspiration from its namesake with elevated gold numerals 3, 7, and 11 sitting atop raised platforms within the recessed case. The minute and hour hands move across the dial and perfectly encircle the raised numerals several times each hour. Framing, if only for a moment, the preciousness of time.

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With Reveal, time is always in the present.
Now in a much larger 40mm case, this timekeeper reveals the current time through a looking glass while fading the past and the future.

This classic minimalist watch becomes even more contemporary in a bigger, bolder size that compliment’s the design’s unique subtlety.

CHECK OUT THE 40MM PROJECTS REVEAL STEEL or 40MM PROJECTS REVEAL ALL BLACK
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This unique timepiece beautifully reminds you that “there’s no time like the present.” You only see the present time: what’s past is past. The future doesn’t exist yet. The time is now.

At once coolly minimal and warmly conceptual, this watch is a meditation on time. All watches can tell you what time it is. Past, Present & Future tell you what time is.

PAST PRESENT FUTURE AVAILABLE IN LEATHER STRAP and SILICON STRAP.

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