From Concepts

Futuristic Watch Phone

The wrist is prime science fiction real estate and the concept rollerphone by Alexey Chugunikov makes good use of it – its a bracelet that tells the time, is a phone had as a transparent screen that projects on to your fingertips. related links Chugi via Design your Trust

Rotation and Revolution Clock

A concept only award winning design by Fuquan Junze. The bowl-like clock comes with two sets of lamps – 12 big lamps represent hours, 60 small lamps for minutes. Simple enough. Fuquan is currently looking for a manufacturer to produce it. related links Oil Monkey (via Ian Claridge)

Tokyoflash’s Somewhat Open Design Process

I like the direction Tokyoflash is taking with its brand. For those who follow them, the online watch brand that churns out aesthetically unpleasant (seriously some of them are ugly) but geeky watches, you may already know that the site showcases some of their concepts online before production in order to test pre-production buzz. More importantly, they’ve started taking in open submissions that they showcase on their website such as this one by Olivier Demangel shown above that features a usb key and the ability to be used as a skype / mp3 device. Even if they never go into…

Braille Watch falls short of funding

Kickstarter is a website that allows creatives to crowd source funding for their creative projects. The service received a lot of exposure when Designer Scott Wilson successfully raised funds beyond his expectations for his ipod watch band project. Thus, he created a lot of expectations for the platform to fund other concept projects such as the Haptica, a next generation wristwatch that has been making the rounds through blogs and museum exhibits as a potential successor to watches made for the blind. Unfortunately, the watch fell short of its funding raising $56,300 of its $150,000 goal with 390 backers but…

Magnetic Bangle watch

This concept watch design named the Revolve by Russian Studio Podvaal is a set of three bangles that stick together magentically. Each of them measure a different unit of time – One does the hour, the other minute and the last one does the seconds. Since this is a concept only, there is no information about how the watch would actually work though though we think e-paper would be appropriate for it and we certainly dig the separate magnetic bangle concept.

The Connecting Fabric

My earlier post on the Tik tok/Luna tik straps for the Apple Nano got a retweet by Bill Geiser who is a Vice President at Fossil: @billg: RT @wristfashion: Why the race for the next gen watch will be won by something that is not a watch @wristfashion: @billg thanks for the retweet. I just saw your profile. you seem like you’re working on something very interesting. @billg: @wristfashion time will tell….no pun intended :^) @wristfashion: @billg honestly, i expected fossil to have been all over the next-gen watch category ages ago. @billg: @wristfashion it’s all about market timing….the…

The Anti

The Anti is a simple customizable wristwatch that allows you to change the band easily. It exists as a concept only and was developed by designer Manuel Lopez as an example of a wristwatch that could be potentially manufactured in his native Argentina for the South American market and even though he conceived of it in 2006, it remains relevant as far as current market trends in the watch market. related links Anti by Manuel Lopez Revol

Harry Winston, Lamborghini and more

The Icarus for Harry Winston (Concept) We interviewed Nicolas Lehotzky, a promising young designer, a few years ago about some very impressive wristwatch concepts he had designed (You can see them here). Since then, he has worked briefly for a wristwatch company and now runs his own studio out of his native Switzerland. We followed up on him to see some of this work since then. The Icarus for Harry Winston (Concept) The Radeon for Harry Winston (Concept). Both the Icarus and the Radeon feature a minute hand that is held by a vertical support structure. The inspiration for the…

No-nonsense Elegance

Touch screen, elegant tilt display, vibration alarm, the Mutewatch (No spaces) is no-nonsense understated elegance for the iphone generation – it has a gesture based navigation where you swipe horizontal to scroll between timer, clock and alarm functions. To delete an alarm you’ve set – just pinch it and it will be erased. I hope this watch (priced at 199 Euros) turns to be as good as it sounds when it comes out. related links Mute Watch

The watch with the many faces

Usually when I see a concept wristwatch like Igor Chak’s “Watch oNe”, I dismiss it as vaporware because production costs and the required manufactured quantity to create an experimental e-ink display watch at this point in time can be discouraging. However, this one is ‘chalked’ up for a March 2011 release. The Watch oNe is the watch of the near future – It’s a watch where you can change the display on it according to your mood, sync new ones via a usb interface and download or create your own display. You can also upload it to an online store…

The Hundred Watch

The 0Hundred watch is designed by Car industry veterans Nicholas DiLoreto and Kort Neumann. It’s a concept watch and judging by the date wheel on the watch, this is definately would need a custom mechanical movement. There is no information available whether they intend to develop this into a finished product. related links Knot Design LLC (via Mocoloco)