THE CABESTAN - Polygraph Watch? Richter Scale Watch? Please tell me this does more than tell the time...
Thanks to CoolHunting for first bringing my attention to this Sexy Beast!
Inspired by old Curta calculators, this watchmaking marvel has a vertical tourbillon and an unusual fusée-and-chain movement. Time is shown on the barrels; no dial and no hands. You wind the watch by attaching a "wrench" to the two top cabestans (the knobs on the side).
135 of these beauties will be made in gold or platinum. Oh, and start saving now. They cost around $220,000 and are available from Vianney Halter.Yeah, but a Richter scale-polygraph detector watch will come out for Basel 2007, you mark my word.