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THE WATCHISMO TIMES WATCH BLOG A reliquary of obscure timepieces from bygone eras as well as the cutting-edge watch designs of today.

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Vianney Halter for GoldPfeil

Vianney Halter for GoldPfeilThis will be the first of many features on Vianney Halter's "haute horologie".

The Goldpfeil Seven Masters jumping hour moonphase by Halter is an unconventional timepiece with three displays. One rectangle for digital jump hour, a square for minutes/seconds and the upper subdial with geometric moonphase. Carved from a block of solid 18k white gold, fitted with automatic movement entirely developed by Halter.

Again, part of an elite wave of Swiss watchmakers that are designing, in my opinion, "Wristwatch Porn." Designs so stimulating, I find myself physically attracted to them...I want to hold them, caress them, buy flowers for them on Valentines Day.

Good thing my wife understands.

(Detailed Photos Here - thanks to WatchingHorology.com)

Another one of the "If you have to ask..." prices.

Vianney Halter for GoldPfeil

Pierre Cardin 1971 Espace Watch Collection

Pierre Cardin 1971 Espace Watch Collection
Designing collarless suits for the Beatles in 1963, Nasa Spacesuits in 1970, Pierre Cardin released his very brief Espace watch line in 1971. Made of metal blocks, lucite cubes, layered disks, contouring arcs, bold stripes or Futuro domes, my most prized collection of watches are near majority but forever incomplete due to unearthed prototypes and rare versions of already scarce models. Most are in my gallery for viewing.

Cardin was an 'O.G.' of the space-age set along with Andre Courrèges, Mary Quant, Rudi Gernreich, and Paco Rabanne, all creating clothing for the future where you'd be accompanied by your best friend and confidant, Barbarella.

All mechanical watches fitted with handwound Jaeger FE 68 movements.

Pierre Cardin 1971 Espace Watch Collection

Putting the whore back in horology! Urwerk 103.05

Putting the whore back in horology! Urwerk 103.05Finally! The past few years have been an interesting time in watchmaking, granted only on the Haute end of the stick, but nevertheless, people like Martin Frei and Felix Baumgartner are breathing inspired fire with their 103 series (103.05 shown) and the Opus 5.

This watch has rotating/orbiting satellites that pass the arc of minutes lining up the time. See & read more about it's cutting edge complications at Urwerk.ch.

Aesthetically, modern watches have stagnated (nice way of saying stunk) since the eighties and only now are younger independent visionaries like the fellas at Urwerk creating remarkable timepieces that both molest the past and fist themselves into the future.


Putting the whore back in horology! Urwerk 103.05

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