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Watchismo's Timewarp - Max Büsser's 19th Century Steel & Gunmetal Pocket Watch Collection

Watchismo's Timewarp - Max Büsser's 19th Century Steel & Gunmetal Pocket Watch CollectionAfter many opportunities to address my proclivities in my Timewarp column in QP Magazine, I wanted to turn the loupe on people who never fail to impress me, to explore what makes them tick. First on my list was modern pioneer, Maximilian Büsser and his rare & unusual 19th century unsigned laminated iron, gunmetal and steel pocket watches.

Click here to read article-->LINK

Ian Skellern's amazing photos of the collection;

Watchismo's Timewarp - Max Büsser's 19th Century Steel & Gunmetal Pocket Watch CollectionGreen enamel Jumping Hour

Watchismo's Timewarp - Max Büsser's 19th Century Steel & Gunmetal Pocket Watch CollectionBlackened steel with full triple calendar on back

Watchismo's Timewarp - Max Büsser's 19th Century Steel & Gunmetal Pocket Watch CollectionBlackened seven day power reserve

Watchismo's Timewarp - Max Büsser's 19th Century Steel & Gunmetal Pocket Watch CollectionSt. Imiers 1100 year anniversary one-handed pocket watch

Watchismo's Timewarp - Max Büsser's 19th Century Steel & Gunmetal Pocket Watch CollectionArticle available in issue 27 of QP Magazine

And of course, Max has just unveiled his remarkable HM2 (Horological Machine No.2) here-->LINK

An interview with Max at PuristsPro-->link

Related posts;
All Horological Machine Stories
Previous Timewarps



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The Latest Timewarp is LIP Smackin Good!

The Latest Timewarp is LIP Smackin Good!Here is my fourth "Timewarp" column for the 26th issue of QP Magazine. This time I feature the innovative French brand LIP and their incredibly advanced Mach 2000 and others from the revolutionary designer series of the early seventies.

Click to view the article-->Link

Past Timewarps (Sideview displays, Macho 60s & 70s vintage chronographs, and the 1971 Pierre Cardin Espace watches)-->Link



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Watchismo's Timewarp of Pierre Cardin for QP Magazine

Watchismo's Timewarp of Pierre Cardin for QP MagazineMy third Timewarp column for QP Magazine featuring the super swanky space-age Pierre Cardin Espace Watches of the early seventies. Click to read-->Link




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Bell Bottom Chronographs - Watchismo Timewarp #2

Bell Bottom Chronographs - Watchismo Timewarp #2My latest column for QP Magazine
'Bell Bottom Chrono's of the Seventies'


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Bell Bottom Chronographs - Watchismo Timewarp #2


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The Ikepod Has Landed...Again

The Ikepod Has Landed...AgainThe new Ikepod 'Black Hole' (edition of 66)
Only sold as silhouette, no images shown until the potential owners buy it

Marc Newson's iconic watches are back, this time with more expensive materials, extensive (re)designs and overall exclusivity. I met with new owner and prominent art collector Adam Lindemann (for QP Magazine) in his New York office to discuss the rebirth of the brand famously represented by flightless birds. For my full article, get QP's 2007 issue #24.

The cases have been redesigned to allow for Newson's originally intended perfect ellipse, now only made of precious metals and fit with better movements. While Ikepod was in hibernation, Newson's reputation grew considerably with record breaking sales like his famous 1980s Lockheed Lounge which recently sold at Sotheby's for nearly a million dollars - The most ever for a living designer. Newson has also been exhibited more often as an artist than a designer as with his recent show at the influential Gagosian Gallery in New York City.

The Ikepod Has Landed...AgainHemipode dual-time Chronograph
(La Joux-Perret 8206-1 movement)

The Ikepod Has Landed...Again
The Ikepod Has Landed...AgainThe Horizon (ETA 2892 'Finition Soignee')

The Ikepod Has Landed...AgainMegapode Chronograph (La Joux-Perret 8301)

The Ikepod Has Landed...AgainThe $1,000,000 Lockheed Lounge

Marc Newson Links;
Gagosian Exhibit
Marc Newson Website
Ikepod Website

Related Posts;
Marc Newson 1986 Pod Watch & Clock-->Link
Vintage Ikepod-ish Jurgentron Triple Date-->Link



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1974 Waltham Jump Hour Chronograph

Rarely do you find a digital jumping hour chronograph, but this rare 1974 Waltham 1376 TDBK (also found by brands Tenor Dorly, Kelek, Sandoz, Elgin, and Precimax) is a rare bird by any name. Likely a face only a mother could love but I'd find myself willing to breast feed this one.


A direct reading chrono with no hands other than the stopwatch and seconds. A digital jump hour display for hours, minutes and date.One of a few 1970s bell-bottom chronographs that will be featured in my upcoming QP Magazine column, 'Watchismo's Timewarp'.

Related posts;
Jump Hour Watches-->Link
Chronographs-->Link

Watchismo's Timewarp for QP Magazine - Vintage Sideview Displays


My new column, 'Watchismo's Timewarp' for British QP Magazine (Issue #23) is now available.

For the series premiere, I write about one of my favorite species, the Sideview display like the 1958 Patek Philippe 'Cobra' prototype below. Its radical use of digital and graphic rollers was likely too ahead of its time. Originally featured --> Link



Others featured in the article;

1970 Amida Digitrend

1974 Jaz Derby Swissonic

1976 Benrus Pop-up LED
Watchismo's Timewarp - Max Büsser's 19th Century Steel & Gunmetal Pocket Watch CollectionThe Latest Timewarp is LIP Smackin Good!Watchismo's Timewarp of Pierre Cardin for QP MagazineBell Bottom Chronographs - Watchismo Timewarp #2The Ikepod Has Landed...Again1974 Waltham Jump Hour ChronographWatchismo's Timewarp for QP Magazine - Vintage Sideview Displays

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