Thursday, November 29, 2012

ZIIIRO SATURN HAS RINGS OR LIQUID CRYSTAL!


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Ziiiro has definitely created a watch world of their own and now with this latest orbit, they introduce something quite unexpected, the Saturn.

Saturn's unique liquid crystal display rides through time by propelling its hour and minute through black segments. The hour can be deciphered from its outer ring of 12 segments and minute from inner ring of 60 segments
The concept of the first ZIIIRO Watch is a clock face without hands or markings, but a constantly changing pattern of rings indicating the passing of time. The main theme is minimalism, so there are no distracting elements in the design, and after a short time you will acquire a feel for reading the time.
Available for preorder today and in limited supply, get one before they sell out here; Ziiiro Saturn at Watchismo
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Click watch above to view Ziiiro Saturn Chrome
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Click watch above to view Ziiiro Saturn Gunmetal
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Click watch above to view Ziiiro Saturn Black
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First ever backlight function for Ziiiro watches!

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Mr. Jones Sun and Moon Watch & Satellite Watch - New Unusual 24 Hour Watches!

New Satellite & Sun and Moon Watch From Mr. Jones at Watchismo

First ever 24 hour watch with no hands or numbers and the equally unusual revolving 24 hour image watch

Mr. Jones Sun and Moon Watch

Rotating arc of the day and night display
Sun and Moon shows the time based on the position of the Sun or Moon in the sky on the watch face.



CHECK OUT THE SUN AND MOON WATCH HERE

The crescent shaped sky on the dial represents 12 hours, with the hours running from left to right: When the sun is next to the leftmost marker the time is 6am. The sun slowly climbs in the sky until it reaches the apex of the crescent, at which point the time is midday. The sun then gradually descends until it reaches the right hand marker at 6pm. After 6pm the Sun ‘sets’ and disappears from view, meanwhile the Moon ‘rises’ on the left. The position of the Moon in the sky therefore shows the hours from 6pm until 6am.

How to tell time on the Mr Jones Sun and Moon Watch



Along with the image of the Sun and Moon, the hour disk features a revolving image with scenes of the natural world that gradually passes as the day progresses. The minutes are displayed in the center dial and these run in the conventional way, so each marker on this dial corresponds to five minutes.

Sun and Moon is a revival of an ancient watch design: "Sun and Moon" watches were first produced in Britain in the late 1600s during a period of experimentation with ways to represent the time. This period of experimentation eventually settled down and the concentric hour and minute hands became established as the universal standard.

The Mr Jones Satellite Watch

satellite1Mr. Jones "Satellite" Watch - First ever 24 hour display with no hands or numbers!
The time telling on the Limited Edition Satellite is enigmatic and unique: the outer hour marker orbits the inner minutes. Each hour is marked by a bright color and these colors follow a regular six hour pattern, so you can learn to read the time intuitively and at a glance.

CHECK OUT THE SATELLITE WATCH HERE

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How to tell time on the Mr Jones Satellite Watch

Satellite is the first 24 hour watch from Mr. Jones, which means the hour hand makes one complete revolution of the dial in 24 hours. The watch has an unconventional arrangement of hour and minute hands: the slow moving hour marker sits outside the the minutes. This was inspired by the movement of celestial bodies: the more distant a planet is from the center of gravity the longer it's orbit takes.

Also featured on Gizmodo:
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The case is rendered in brushed steel with a PVD black coating, which gives the watch a hardwearing, sleek appearance.

The watch runs on a 24 hour mechanism, so the circle marking the hour makes one complete revolution of the dial every 24 hours. The illustration shows the mapping of the hours around the face. The minutes run at the conventional speed (i.e. the gold minute marker makes one revolution every 60 minutes).

The 24 hour dial actually predates the more conventional 12 hour: sundials show 12 hours in a semi-circle, so the complete circle would make up a full 24 hours (for obvious practical reasons only 12 hours are generally shown).

Thursday, November 1, 2012

New Nixon Elite Watches - Player Automatic, Supremacy, Trader & Magnacon!


Brand New Nixon Elite Class Now Available!

Watchismo has been selected to be one of a very limited number of authorized online dealers for the Nixon Elite class of watches.

Combining custom craftsmanship with the best materials available, each piece in the Elite Class sets a new standard for Nixon. Every detail from the Swiss automatic movements, sapphire crystals and ceramic and titanium carbide coating materials has been considered in the development of this new class of luxury watch from Nixon.

Simply put, these are the highest quality watches we make. Each one is made to the most exacting standards of Swiss watch makers, is custom built and many feature the Automatic ETA movement that has been the standard of quality timepieces for decades. The name says it all, and the looks say even more.



Nixon Magnacon - Elegance built on efficiency
 
Who decided that luxury means extravagance? Where is it written that a luxurious thing must be a precious thing? The Magnacon indulges itself only in its mechanics - its six hand chronograph movement, its precision time-tracking. It's a watch built for the person who knows that the world doesn't slow down, who wears a timepiece not to be seen, but because there are tasks that need to be performed. And yet, for all of its utility, it contains a simple, durable beauty - elegance built on efficiency, on the knowledge that it won't be outworked.

 


 
You're a player and you know it
 
Being a player requires being dependable, original and having a distinctive personality. As discrete as it is eye-catching, The Player XL combines first class design and hand crafted function with a Swiss Automatic Movement visible through a hardened mineral crystal case back. It's a truly original design, a design synonymous with Nixon's aesthetic. The Player XL packages all of this function in an oversized format, making it the same irreplaceable watch, done larger.


Player's Swiss ETA Automatic Movement



The Supremacy is a thoroughly modern watch, but one that is just as thoroughly timeless. Made for the man who notices differences and appreciates quality, The Supremacy features exotic leather bands in Genuine American Alligator or Genuine Ostrich skins, an engraved bezel, and an automatic movement visible from the case's back. All of which is packaged in a simple and refined design that make The Supremacy a watch that lives up to its name.




 Supremacy's Swiss Automatic ETA Movement

 
Capable of nailing the time to a tenth of second, and yet it doesn't scream to the world that it's a sports watch. Instead, it's tough without being a bully, stylish without being a dandy. It's a damn capable watch without looking so dreadfully functional. Essentially bombproof - a mix of strong elements in titanium carbide, stainless steel and sapphire crystal - and yet dripping with stealth style. Its seven hand movement means you'll never be at a loss, and its dark styling means that it'll never go out of style.


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