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The Van Cleef & Arpels 'Midnight Planetarium Poetic Complication' by watchmaker Christiaan van der Klaauw, is a hypnotic astronomical timepiece bearing a miniature solar system that you can wear on your wrist. Ok, maybe the title of this post is a tad crass but the fact is the watches below have the balls to use spheres of [...]
There is no denying mid-century design was particularly special for art, cars & furniture but also true for a variety of watch designs. It was a period of experimentation with minimalism, asymmetry and new materials which opened the door for the use of wood in timepieces. Introduced in the late fifties and [...]
This week, we're revisiting an old friend, Japanese Steampunk watchmaker, Sueyoshi Haruo (also referred to as Haruo Suekichi), featured nearly a decade ago on The Watchismo Times blog. Having created thousands of custom built Steampunk watches, all nearly one of a kind and with completely hilarious mechanical functions like flapping leather dragon wings to celebratory noisemakers and [...]
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Far ahead of its time, the 1958 Patek Philippe Cobra concept watch was doomed. Destined to torment space-age vintage watch collectors like myself, this watch exists only as a one-off prototype designed by renowned avant garde watchmaker Louis Cottier eight years before his death in 1966. Unique for its linear time display and [...]
|Prototype Patek Philippe Cobra Movement|
Andrew Grima was a famous British mid-century modern jewelry designer, commissioned to create unusual one-of-a-kind watches for Omega and Pulsar in the 60's & early 70's. He was commissioned by Omega to create a highly aesthetic avant-garde collection called 'About Time'. Grima was given a free hand and chose to stick to one principle: he would [...]
If you ask us, we wholeheartedly believe there has been a new genre of art forming over the past twenty years within the very exclusive world of independent horology. That said, it's more about motion and machines as the medium but nevertheless, there are some important collaborations that have occurred with watch brands and [...]
We've been watching SEVENFRIDAY's growth in their fast & furious few years since inception...and we're hooked, especially the new collections & limited editions available in very small quantities. In pole position sits the P3B/01 RACER, the newest from the original P Series. Undeniably forward thinking design up & down, inside and out. Hot on its heels is the [...]
CT Scuderia's high performance Swiss Made instruments hit that sweet spot many watch collectors favor... Watches that are as stylish as they are sporty. ContaTempo Scuderia watches go one step further by also blending vintage styling with modern aesthetics - as seen in the majority of their 'Bullhead' style chronographs (stopwatch pushers on top of [...]
22 Design Studio's elegant '4th Dimension' Watches feature a staircase of high tension concrete for the dial. From its sculptural time display to the custom shaped brass hands and perfectly styled leather straps, every detail of this wristwatch has been designed to show the beauty of the raw materials. This unique timepiece's tanned leather and [...]
A Treasure Trove of New Chronographs & Mechanicals
Vintage inspired, instrument minded, satisfyingly sporty and classically styled -- Fossil introduces a variety of chronos & automatic watches starting at just $135 -- available immediately at Watches.com.
The Fossil Drifter Inspired by 1960s race cars, this new chronograph collection showcases the vintage spirit of the automotive sport.
Mechanically inclined? Fossil has upped the wow factor with Nate'shand-wound mechanical movement and eye-catching construction. Exposing its workings from the inside out, a dark brown leather strap offsets its satin-finish indices, Arabic numerals and hands.
Hand-wound movements date back to the 16th century. A mechanical hand-wound movement must be wound by turning the crown, no batteries required!
Inspired by transparent scuba diving gear, this nautical-by-nature Fossil Reveal timepiece features a clear nylon resin case, a precise Japanese skeletonized automatic movement and rose gold-tone indices. Perfect for diving, it's water resistant up to 200m and strapped with a sporty silicone band. The unidirectional bezel functions as a dive timer so you can visually track how long you're under water. It comes in a see-through dive box with a true blue watch cuff.
Inspired by the intricate flight instruments in a retro plane's cockpit, theFossil Pilot 54 automatic combines the best of vintage aviation with modern-day innovation. The rich leather and stainless steel case, featuring a military inspired trench-tinted dial, prove that this classic piece will withstand the test of time.
X marks the spot when it comes to Fossil’s most innovative timepiece to date. They’ve upped the wow factor with Nate's analog-digital movement and eye-catching construction. Crafted in stainless steel with a gunmetal-polished dial, this high-performance leather watch offers a balance between military-inspired design and rugged styling.
The Limited Edition Navy Halograph Automatic Is In!
Get preorder pricing for just three more days
Now the most popular XERIC color combination is in stock and available for immediate shipment. For just three days, get your limited edition for just $399. That's over a hundred dollars less than the retail price of $500 which will be fixed at the end of this promotion.
The XERIC HALOGRAPH Automatic is mechanical, so the motion of your wrist is all it needs for power. This personal time machine will be right there on your wrist through all the forced upgrades of your gadgets and their planned obsolescence. At XERIC Watches, we are taking a step back to classic mechanical watches, affordably priced, so that you can move forward in your individuality. We believe our creations focus on what really matters when you're the one with most striking watch in your world.
Love the HALOGRAPH Automatic but you prefer chronographs? Introducing the Halograph Quartz Chrono powered by a Japanese Miyota-powered chronograph movement. This features the same eye-popping design for this quartz iteration of the XERIC HALOGRAPH for just $299 each.