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Top 20 Unique Watches
By Kunal Bajaj — June 13, 2016
 
The Verticular Watch

The Verticular Watch.

Hammacher Schlemmer is well known over 164 years for offering the best & startling luxury watches. Following this trend, it has come out with The Verticular Watch, a timepiece that indicates the time by illuminating LED’s across four vertical columns. The Verticular watch contains a stainless steel body and the wristband is electroplated to produce a glossy black finish. A vivacious sequence of scrolling numbers across four columns gets illuminated at the touch of a button ultimately setting on digits for current hour & minute. The interesting part is its look - A bracelet adorning your hand can suddenly turn into an illuminating numbers watch which gives a visual enhancement to cherish. Numbers 0 to 9 express time in the columns wherein bright blue hue represents current time which keeps illuminated for 10 seconds before the watch becomes mysterious again. Ensuing button touches reflect week, date & year. Customer service has always been at the core of Hammmacher Schlemmer which can be seen here as well. It offers Lifetime Guarantee of complete satisfaction.

Price: USD 140

MY03 Hacker Watch

MY03 Hacker Watch

A new watch from British Industrial designer Michael Young is out on stores now. MYO3 Hacker has been developed through sound precision engineering techniques for Hong Kong watch brand O.D.M. Inspired from the concept of visual ergonomics, this watch uses bold lines from the centre to the edge of the case to keep you hooked onto its impeccable design. It captures the beauty of the era of engineering pretty well. A central mechanism is hidden behind a stainless steel plate to prevent from scratching which also makes a for style statement when you wear it to work. The Japanese Analog movement has been very well used to portray time as a 'Negative space'. The stainless steel case is approx 43mm wide, weighs 67g and  is 3ATM water-resistant. The rubber straps complement the stainless steel buckle perfectly & make for a global watch.

Price: USD 150

Individual Design Ka La Watch

Individual Design Ka La Watch

Ka La Men’s watches are designed by Mark Carson in Hawaii. It is a product of Individual Design Watches. Ka La means "The Sun” in Hawaiian which is well reflected in the dials of every Ka La watch. A simple yet elegant watch, Ka La Classic use Swiss movement which has automated winding with a fancy rotor. Blue-ion plated hands & sapphire crystal front give a dressier look to the watch. A disc has been used as a second’s indicator while date display exhibition window stands at 3 o’clock. 43mm wide stainless steel case is doubled doomed with sapphire crystal while the strap is made up of genuine crocodile leather along with stainless steel deployment clasps. 

Price: USD 1,200

Babylonian Watch by Alexander Shorokhoff

Babylonian Watch by Alexander Shorokhoff

The Babylonian by Alexander Shorokhoff is the latest collection of watches that beautifully capture celestial bodies and zodiac signs on a dial under a sapphire crystal. Designed elaborately the dial has a horizontal wave ornament that symbolizes the rivers Tigris and Euphrates, the sun and moon stand out above the work on either sides of the waves and are encircled  by a shining blue-violet mother of pearl ring that has the twelve signs of the zodiac. The white and silver numerals, placed on a night blue ribbon with gold stars stand out, making time viewing clear and easy. All these intricacies are encased in a 46.5mm diameter and the watch has a power reserve of 42-hours. The indicating hands are presented in clear blue. The watch has a hand wound movement AS.2609. The train bridge carries the manufacturer’s logo and the watch is water resistant up to 50 meters.

Price: USD 3,050

Bulgari Endurer Chronosprint Special Edition All Blacks Watch

Bulgari Endurer Chronosprint Special Edition All Blacks Watch

Italian Luxury Watchmaker Bulgari decided to tie up with All Blacks Rugby team of New Zealand & released a classic timepiece designed by Daniel Roth. The watch completely syncs with all black New Zealand team’s strong values of style, vigour & superiority. Italian design with Swiss expertise makes Bulgari the expert watch company that it is today. A Maori Tatoo named Koru featured on the dial is the most interesting element of this watch. It symbolises the Maroi culture & its continuous regeneration. It symbolises Life Cycle. The hour markers are laced with superluminova giving you light even in times of darkness. Endurer Chronosprint Special Edition All Blacks New Zealand is well- equipped with DR 1306 caliber mechanical movement with automated winding. It measures 25.6mm in diameter & 6.10mm in thickness along with 45hrs power reserve, water resistant up to 100m, 28,800 Vph & 27 jewels. Choronosprint function & large date display make the watch an ultimate pleasure. A 1905 All Blacks logo glows in the transparent back of the 56mm steel case treated with black DLC (Diamond like carbon). A black rubber strap with steel inserts & ardillon buckle are the perfect finishers to a luxurious timepiece. 

Price: USD 15,460

Rebellion REB-7 Skeleton Regulator Watch

Rebellion REB-7 Skeleton Regulator Watch

A revolutionary machine from the high end Swiss watch brand Rebellion is out in the market. It’s called REB-7 Skeleton Regulator & it is huge- 46 mm X 56.7 mm X 19.6 mm. Sapphire crystals adorn compound curves, skewed edges & anti-reflection coating which enhance the visual excitement. Laurant Besse has brought about a technological wonder by placing the minutes & seconds hand centrally which stop off at 12 o’clock. A high legible date indicator provides the exact time-read. Swiss-made automated winding regulator movement has 42 hour power reserve & is water resistant up to 100m.Every aspect of the movement has been well-crafted in the state-of-art in-house laboratory at Rebellion. 23 jewels with sweeping gold black plates, back date gold ring & gold plated wheels are some of the fine touches you cannot miss. Natural rubber straps with double-fold buckle are a comfort to the luxury that this watch gives.

Price: USD 20,000

Franc Vila All Black Cobra Chronograph Watch

Franc Vila All Black Cobra Chronograph Watch
Franc Villa has always been synonymous with cobra head dials & crocodile straps which best suites your strong & aggressive personality. This black & blue special edition timepiece with its eccentric design catches your eyes instantly. The Franc Vila All Black Cobra chronograph watch is tailor-made for extreme sports especially intense water sports. Coming from the Espirit Unique club, this watch is water resistant up to 300 meters. The 8 shape dial extends your arms while the firm rubber strap gives grip & comfort to your wrist. The crystal & case back are laced with sapphire along with anti-glare protection. It has a chronograph pusher at 2 o’clock & a reset pusher at 4 o’clock along with subsidiary dials at 6 o’clock (minutes),3 o’clock(seconds) & 9 o’clock(hours). As is the norm in Franc Villa watches, carbon fibre is pretty visible in the dial. Black Diehard Extreme steel bezel  adorns the case with a power reserve of up to 42 hours. Franc Villa’s exclusive automated Gold concept rotor has been fitted which provides high-end mechanical movements. 

Price – USD 28,000

Vianney Halter Antiqua Perpetual Calendar Watch 

Vianney Halter Antiqua Perpetual Calendar Watch

"The Future from the past "claims this watch by Vianney Halter. It’s a visual delight: Fanciful, mysterious, child like & magical. It’s inspired from marine chronometers & Sci-Fi novels. Due to the unique portholes in its design, it’s also called as Captain Nemo’s Watch. A perpetual calendar has been incorporated into this watch which shows much more than just date, day & time. The Antiqua calendar is variable in accordance to the month dates i.e. it calculates 31st of any month & a leap year by itself whereas you need to change that in other watches. So you need to move the crown for date change only once in a century i.e. 1900 to 2000.
The 4 dials:
•The Upper Dial: To show the time
-Mini Dial: The Date
•Upper left dial
-Displays the day i.e. Monday (M), Tuesday (T), Wednesday (W), Thursday (T) etc.
•Lower Left Dial:
-Displays the month i.e. Jan (J), Feb (F), March (M) etc.
An automated caliber VH198 with 43 jewels runs this watch. For movement, an "invisible rotor” is loosely based on a lemania plate. The power reserve is approx 60 hrs. The sapphire glass supports the 40mm diameter round case. The crown is made up of 24 gold rivets. Alligator strap has a tang buckle to match it. Every part of this watch has been crafted serenely & highest attention has been given to minutest detailing which reflect in the amazing finishing that the perpetual calendar eliminates. Truly, this is a Classic for generations to come!

Price: USD 190,000

De Bethune DB28 Aiguille d'Or watch


De Bethune DB28 Aiguille d'Or watch is a limited edition watch available only in 50 pieces. The central part of the dial is completely round but the exterior frame is made in a way to resemble a pocket watch. The hands are very intricately designed and the minute hand has a white gold baguette design lending it a royal aesthetic touch. The dial is partially exposed skeleton of the core movement that uses DB2115 Calibre with 2 barrels. The case is made up high grade titanium and has a diameter of 42.6mm. 29 out of the numerous microscopic parts are jewels contributing their parts in the 28,000 vph beating rate. The watch has a power reserve of 120-hours when fully wound. The watch has a leather strap with a pin buckle. 

Price: USD 82,650

Richard Mille RM 033 Watch

Richard Mille RM 033 Watch

Richard Mille Watches and Adventure are synonymous to each other. Richard Mille donated RM033 to Sentable and Task Trust in 2011 whose patrons are Prince Harry & the Duke of Cambridge respectively. The RMXP1 CALIBER has a skeletonised automated winding movement with a diameter of 33mm & thickness of 2.60mm & gives a power reserve of 42hrs. It has 29 jewels beating at 3Hz and an integrated off-center platinum rotor along with sprung balance with variable inertia. As it’s shock-resistant, it gives greater reliability during assembling & dissembling. The dial & bezel are in sapphire with anti-glare treatment. The base plate is made up of grade 5 titanium with Titalyt treatment. Coming to the case, it measures 45.70mm*6.30mm & is water resistant upto 30mts. The Curve at the back is a trademark of Richard Mille Designs. 16 spline screws & abrasion resistant washers in 316L stainless steel cannot go unnoticed.

Price: USD 85,000

Bvlgari Gerald Genta Magsonic Grande Sonnerie watch

Bvlgari Gerald Genta Magsonic Grande Sonnerie watch

Magsonic Grande Sonnerie watch is a limited edition of 10 pieces and each piece takes around a year to make. The case of the watch is made up of titanium and the diameter is 46mm. The watch a minute repeater uses various other metals too so as to perfect the audio quality. In order to get the perfect sound a lot of research went in and a new metal called Magsonic was made. The Grande Sonnerie has two power reserves: one for the watch and the other one for the sonnerie. The watch has manually wound movement comprising of 850 parts and also has a tourbillon. A reason for using titanium in the parts is that it absorbs less sound than steel.

Price: USD 100,000

The Stranger by Ulysse Nardin

The Stranger by Ulysse Nardin

A musical watch that plays the song Strangers in the Night. Swiss Watchmaker Ulysse Nardin is no stranger to innovation & uniqueness in his watches. But integrating music into wrist watches seems to a phenomenon in luxury watches he is trying to bring about. A pin & roller style music box being inserted into a automated watch is the concept behind the stranger. It is inspired from classic love song "Strangers In The Night” by Frank Sinatra. Caliber-UN690 movement, silicon escapement, 64 jewels along with 48hour power reserve are some of its key features. Multiple functions are controlled through the integrated pusher in the crown wherein setting or correcting the time, winding of the movement, advancing & receding the date are included. The On/off button is to activate or deactivate the musical sound which is placed at 10 o’clock. The seconds & date display hands are located at 6 o’clock. The 18K rose gold case & non-reflective sapphire crystal front & back shines out. With a diameter of 45mm, it is resistant upto 30m in water. 

Price: USD 120,000.  

Arnaud Tellier 2LMX MP1 Red Gold watch

Arnaud Tellier 2LMX MP1 Red Gold watch

Arnaud Tellier – French watchmaker presents the new 2LMX concept watch. The speciality about the 2LMX is that it has a vertical tourbillon and rollers instead of indicating hands for displaying time. The watch has a one-minute tourbillon and the driving force is generated by 2 barrels mounted simultaneously. 2LMX houses a total of 337 components and 44 jewels and has a power reserve of about 120 hours. The watch case is available in four variants: platinum, white gold, pink gold and titanium with the diameter measuring 41mm. The show stealer is the sapphire crystal face, enabling everyone to get a look of the movement inside. The watch is a limited edition of 5 pieces per year and requires over 1000 hours of intricate craftsmanship and customization. The watch is water resistant to 30m.

Price: On Request

Chanel J12 Tourbillon Retrograde Mystérieuse watch

Chanel J12 Tourbillon Retrograde Mystérieuse watch

Chanel J12 Tourbillon Retrograde Mystérieuse watch rightfully uses the word Mystérieuse as a part of the name of the watch. The watch works on a different mechanism as compared to the other traditional watches. For the first 10 minutes hours and minutes are read traditionally i.e., till the 2 o’ clock position after which the minute hand reverse its path and starts moving anti-clockwise and takes ten minutes to return to its traditional position at 4 o’clock. Every minute passed during this retro-gradation can be read on a disc engraved 11 to 19. This disc is active only for ten minutes and the rest of the 50 minutes it remains neutral. The anti-clockwise movement of the hand doesn’t have any adverse effect on the accuracy of the watch. The specialty of this watch is the crown that is placed vertically on the dial and has to be pressed to make it usable. The ceramic case is perfectly rounded with a diameter of 47 mm and has a power reserve of 10 days. The watch is available in two colors black and white.

Price: On Request

DualTow Watch by Christophe Claret 

DualTow Watch by Christophe Claret

DualTow by Christophe Claret is an outstanding timepiece created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Christophe Claret manufacture. The watch features a planetary-gear, a tourbillon escapement, mono-pusher chronograph with a striking mechanism signaling start, stop and reset function; and two awe-striking rolling belt indicators running simultaneously on either side of the dial displaying hours and minutes. The DualTow has a mono-pusher chronograph function that operates by means of nine similarly structured planetary gears and thereby making its overall system identical to a celestial nebula. The manually wound movement has a complex tourbillon that consists of 582 parts and 73 jewels. The minutes and hours are placed on the rubber belts are available in various color options. The belts are powered by cylinders placed on either ends and they pick up inspiration from the wheel rims of a Bugatti T35. 

Price: On Request

Jacob & Co. Napoleon Quadra Tourbillion QUADTR Titanium Gold Watch

Jacob & Co. Napoleon Quadra Tourbillion QUADTR Titanium Gold Watch

Jacob & Co. watches exhibit high quality design with excellent technological inputs. Their watches are a first choice for clear-sighted individuals who seek ecstasy in creativity. Using the tourbillion mechanism, Jacob & Co. Napoleon Quadra Tourbillion QUADTR Titanium Gold watches has got 4 sub dials at 3 o’clock, 5 o’clock, 7 o’clock and 11 o’clock & 4 tourbillion apertures. Precision in timing along with charm & grace are the highpoints of this watch. Swiss Made manual winding movement is fascinating to see. A 55 mm wide round case with polished titanium is a beautiful splendour to your eyes. Fine-made alligator strap with titanium pin buckles go easy on your hands. So bring in the revolution. 

Price: On Request

ArtyA Tesla Skeleton Tourbillon

ArtyA Tesla Skeleton Tourbillon

ArtyA Tesla Skeleton Tourbillon is a watch that puts together Yvan Arpa’s excellent watchmaking vision and Valérien Jaquet’s technical expertise. The dial of the watch is skeletonized revealing all the movements to the eye of the one that sees it. The arrangement of the movement takes inspiration from Tinguely’s artistic approach, drawing the attention towards the imposition of the parts: its pierced main plate displays beveled and sandblasted bridges that pulls focus on the rhodium plated gears and the red, blue and green electrical cables. The bezel of the watch has beautifully arranged with movement gears. The case is made of stainless steel and has a diameter of 47mm. The watch has a sophisticated tourbillon movement place at the 6 o’clock position. The watch is aptly launched under the category of Son of Gears. The watch has a mechanical manually wound movement working on the Concepto C-8017 Calibre. The Tesla Skeleton Tourbillon is water resistant upto 50 meters and has a power reserve of 72-hours.

Price: On Request

3 Volution Watch by Antoine Preziuso 

3 Volution Watch by Antoine Preziuso

The 3 Volution takes its inspiration from a ride in the children’s amusement park, the one in which teacups rotate on their own axis and simultaneously turning with the whole unit. In the watch the teacups are replaced by three flying tourbillons and each one makes a complete rotation around its axis in one minute and at the same time all the three being attached to a plate complete a revolution in 2 minutes 15 seconds. The watch has a mechanical manually wound movement using a TTR3 (for Triple Tourbillon Résonance 3) Calibre. The 3 Volution is water resistant up to 30 meters and has a power reserve of 72-hours.

Price: On Request

De Grisogono Eye Minute Repeater Watch

De Grisogono Eye Minute Repeater Watch

The stylish new watch from De Grisogono features a mechanism inspired by a camera’s aperture formed with twelve movable titanium blades. The diaphragm opens and closes at will showing the movement inside during the chime and closes instantly after the hours, quatersand minutes have sounded on three gongs. The Eye Minute Repeater is otherwise also called as the Queen of Complications. The watch is dazzling with 154 baguette-cut diamonds on the bezel, case flanks and lugs. The mechanism of the watch is similar to that of the camera except for the fact the diaphragm sub-assembly is more compact and resistant. On the flip side the hammer and gong are visible through the sapphire crystal case back. The watch has dauphine indicating hands polished in 18K white gold. The strap of the watch is made of black Alligator leather with blackened 18 carats white gold De Grisogono butterfly buckle. The watch is water resistant up to 30 meters. 

Price: On Request

The Sarpaneva Woodoo Watch



The Sarpaneva Woodoo - A unique timepiece that emphasizes on the wickedness of the moon & portrays its ferocity with a classic phantom type design. In northern Finland the sun sets below the horizon for 51 days & the moon rules the roost then. This watch highlights the Moon’s evil during that period. Modified Soprod A10 Calibre automated winding movement helps this watch to churn out 28800 vibrations per hour (4HZ).The various phases of the moon (29.5 days function) have been incorporated in a main plate while the moon phase wheel is made of stainless steel with super-luminovaC3. With 25 jewels & a 42-hour power reserve, this watch is one for the antiques. The moon face is made of oxidized sterling & 1.37ct diamond studded (151 diamonds TW/VVS and 2 rubies set by Mr Gilles Meie). A phantom Sarpaneva signature embellishes the inside of the curved sapphire crystal case.46mm in diameter, 12mm thick & water resistant up to 30m, the case is made of DLC coated stainless steel. Frog strap along with DLC coated stainless steel buckle suits best for such a monster on your hand.

Price: On Request



 
 
 
 
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this watches only for those who love watch
 
Written by Shubham Nema  
 
really mind blowing watches plzz gift me some of them...
 
Written by shriram  
 
Sorry, I just read your article about the 10 most exclusive worldtimer with the GMT by GF in cover! Your magazine is really interesting and very well built. Best regards Stefano
 
Written by Stefano  
 
Very nice and objective article. Thank you for this work. Maybe next time you will talk about the most complicated watches with GREUBEL FORSEY and his GMT or JAQUET DROZ and the BIRD REPEATER... The list could count 20 pieces too. Warm regards Stefano
 
Written by Stefano  
 
The The Verticular Watch is amazing. Low tech look with modern touch
 
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