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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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Stop Pressuring Me! Manometro by Mazzuoli

I often see everyday objects and think they'd make a great looking wristwatch. Giuliano Mazzuoli did the same from his inspiration of an antique tire pressure gauge.

Manometro actually means 'gauge' in Italian. Measuring nearly 15mm thick and 45mm wide, it could likely be used as a spare tire itself.

His passion for automobiles will translate into his next timepiece, the Contagiri, inspired by the rev counter in the vintage sports car Alfa Romeo GTAM.


Original 'Manometro' Tire Pressure Gauge

Dunhill Motorities Carwatch & Petrolhead



Designed to resemble a futuristic concept car of the fifties, Dunhill has revisited the historical Motorities series with this limited edition 'Carwatch'. 45mm multi-material case, angular sapphire crystal and automatic movement. And Motorities was the original 1893 product line of accessories for the new fad called 'motoring'. Alfred Dunhill has been credited for introducing the built-in dashboard clock when he fitted a pocketwatch inside a sturdy, dashboard-mounted brass case.






My eyes filled in the gaps of what appeared to be complete lugs on this monolug automatic Motorities Wheel Watch Petrolhead by Dunhill. Case design based upon metal "Spinners" used to attach wire wheels to vintage sports cars. And in the same spirit, the 40 hour power reserve is fashioned as a fuel gauge. Others in the series include the Pressurehead, Wheel Watch Chronograph, and Carwatch (featured above).

Motorities - Dunhill Petrolhead Wristwatch

My eyes filled in the gaps of what appeared to be complete lugs on this monolug automatic Motorities Wheel Watch Petrolhead by Dunhill. Case design based upon metal "Spinners" used to attach wire wheels to vintage sports cars. And in the same spirit, the 40 hour power reserve is fashioned as a fuel gauge. Others in the series include the Pressurehead, Wheel Watch Chronograph, and Carwatch (featured above).

World's First G-Force Wristwatch - by On-Motion of Finland

On-Motion of Finland has just developed the first ever g-force wristwatch, the G1. It's acceleration sensor for both existing forces and maximum g's have been integrated with a Swiss Quartz movement.

People can withstand up to 5 g's without special equipment, a pilot in a g-suit can handle up to 10 g's. Appropriately, they have teamed up with Finnish extreme flying champion Sami Kontio.

I'd be happy to measure the Coney Island Cyclone for them.



Digg!

Opus 6 by Greubel Forsey for Harry Winston

Opus 6 by Greubel Forsey for Harry Winston

Harry Winston Opus 6


The Opus series for Harry Winston has produced some of the most phenomenal timepieces in history. Designed and built by "mechanical architects" Robert Greubel & Stephen Forsey, the sixth in a series of collaborations with independent watchmakers taking complications to a new level of complicated.

Greubel & Forsey (Opus 6) along with previous designers Vianney Halter (Opus 3), Felix Baumgartner and Martin Frei (Opus 5) have all been creating new inventions of timekeeping, new mechanics of time making and new aesthetics of time viewing. It also may require new methods of moneymaking.


Opus 3 by Vianney Halter

Opus 5 by Felix Baumgartner & Martin Frei (of Urwerk)

Audemars Piguet - Maserati Tourbillon Chronograph Millenary MC12 (Post Jay-Z)

Audemars Piguet - Maserati Tourbillon Chronograph Millenary MC12 (Post Jay-Z)

Cars are often an extension of a man's you-know-what. How better to extend that reach when away from your automobile than with this dashboard-esque Maserati watch by Audemars Piguet.

Limited to 150 models in platinum 950, Audemars Piguet has created a watch celebrating the Maserati MC12 racing car. The watch design is inspired by the Maserati engine, dashboard and high-tech materials used such as eloxed aluminium for the bridges and ultra-light carbon for the movement mainplate. 

Audemars Piguet - Maserati Tourbillon Chronograph Millenary MC12 (Post Jay-Z)


Early Ikepod? No, that's the baby daddy - The Jurgentron!

Early Ikepod?  No, that's the baby daddy - The Jurgentron!Like this watch? Hope not, you'll never find another. Unless you can pry one of the only models existing from Heirloom Gallery's private collection. He bought if from me some time ago and I sure do miss it. I once searched high and low for this baby and somehow convinced the president of Jules Jurgenson himself to sell me one from his personal safe.

This 1960's Jules Jurgenson triple date moonphase chronograph with complicated Valjoux 88 movement appears to have fathered Mark Newson's Ikepod watches. DNA tests will determine, stay tuned!



It's a boy!
Marc Newson's Ikepod Hemipode and Megapode.

Early Ikepod?  No, that's the baby daddy - The Jurgentron!Early Ikepod?  No, that's the baby daddy - The Jurgentron!

Horror-logical - Multi-function Monsters


Ok, if R2D2 and a tropical parrot made love, you might get this horror-ogolical concoction called the Chronozone Dakar by Invicta.

These watches are kinda like a train wreck on your wrist. I'm highlighting a few that stand out from the crowd. And they obviously really really want that.

Horror-logical - Multi-function MonstersCitizen reissue of their 1980's Ana-Digi Temperature Watch
(pocket protector not included)


Horror-logical - Multi-function Monsters62mm Nautica NMX Compass Chronograph
(comes in ammo box with binoculars)


Famous for little over an hour - Andy Warhol Times/5 Movado

Famous for little over an hour - Andy Warhol Times/5 Movado15 Minutes up? You got four more quarter hours with this rare Movado by Andy Warhol. Just sold at the Antiquorum - Important Collectors’ Wristwatches, Pocket Watches, Clocks & Horological Tools Auction - for $6000 (US). Only a fraction of the 11.5 million value of the entire auction and 1/3 of it's original 1988 price of $18,500. Timing is everything. Yeah, I know, it's hard not to pun when talking about watches...Give me a break.

The "Times/5" watch, only 250 made, featuring five separate black stainless steel watch cases/dials linked together for world time. Dials showcasing five different photographs of New York City. Quartz movements.

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