Remember that awesome wall clock that told the time with words instead of numbers? The QLOCKTWO was then offered as an alarm clock as well. Now, Biegert & Funk have announced the QLOCKTWO W, a wristwatch version of their famous wordy design.
For a moment, I thought that this might be another concept design, but it isn’t. The Sony SmartWatch is a real product – an Android-powered watch that will allow you to use your smartphone even when it’s sitting in your pocket.
I’m a big fan of cool and unusual watches, but I can’t decide if I love or hate the design of this particular timepiece. When you first look at the face of the Concentric watch from 666 Barcelona, it just looks like sensory overload.
Sure, we’ve seen watches that combine digital and analog in one device, but it’s usually an analog face with a screen at the bottom for the digital time. And they usually don’t look very stylish. This concept is different.
This has to be one of the most organic-looking watch designs that I’ve seen in a long time. The Grow watch was designed by the London-based Shiro Studio for the Italian design house of Alessi. The patterns are supposed to evoke the act of growing, but they also remind me of ripples in a pond.
We here at Technabob have a thing for cool digital watches, and here’s another to add to our collection. The o.d.m. Sunstitch watch is solar-powered and features a display that is reminiscent of the shadow of a sundial.
This special-edition Ikepod Horizon Watch was designed by Mark Newson, along with graffiti artist turned painter and sculptor KAWS. This analog timepiece is definitely cool looking, and it won’t take you long to figure out how to tell the time.
This concept watch might look like a dual time zone watch, thanks to the fact that it’s basically composed of two watches linked together. But it actually tells time in just one time zone – hours on the left, minutes on the right.
This has to be one of the more interesting recent designs from Tokyoflash – I think I might actually get this one! The Kisai Stencil showcases the time in an intuitive fashion, thanks to the custom digits that are displayed.
Yet another excellent watch design has surfaced over on the TokyoFlash Design Blog, and I have to say this is one of my favorites yet. While the V-BL47 has a sort of silly sci-fi backstory, it looks really cool, and is actually easy to read once you know the trick.
Clock apps for iOS are nothing new, but the unique style of Nooka watches allows their new app to showcase how you can tell time on a number of different Nooka products. The Nooka app displays time in a variety of face designs, including Nooka’s zot, zenh or zirc face modes.
You don’t see very many watch designs that truly stand out. At least not many that are affordable. Mostly they are all just wristbands with a slab of dial attached. And even the more unusual designs are simply different displays set into a traditional watch face.