Designed and developed by Van Cleef & Arpels and Dutch watchmaker Christiaan van der Klaauw, Midnight Planétarium is a gergous watch design that allows you to wear a little piece of the Solar System on your wrist. This intricate device replaces hands of a watch with six tiny planets orbiting around a central rose gold Sun.
This interactive watch by Julien Moise uses the wearer’s own renewable wind energy to power it’s icy blue display. To read the time the user simply blows on the propeller mechanism to generate just enough electricity to activate a short visual sequence. It looks like a nice design but definitely need more technical thinking, such as the damage caused by dust, rain, sleeves? And how to keep the hour on time if the blowing is just for display. Does it still require some kind of battery to make sure the watch is on time? [source]
It is said “When it comes to modern watches, the more complicated and the more technically innovative, the better.” Even though it doesn’t agreed by everyone, but we have to admit that, these days, we don’t just look to watches to tell time, we look to them to make a statement. We look for ingenuity and uniqueness. In this post, we will present you with 10 Cutting-edge and High-tech Wrist Watches. Take a look at our list and then let us know what you think.
1. HD3 Slyde
Designed by Jorg Hysek Jr, son of famed French watchmaker Jorg Hysek, the stylish HD3 Slyde has an LED screen with a sapphire crystal cover that curves to conform to your wrist. With no physical buttons, the watch has just three battery indicator lights on the side and a light sensor to automatically adapt the brightness of the screen. Everything is controlled by taps or slides on the touchscreen. Sleek and sexy. Price TBD.