The Hautlence line of watches is new brand with a very bold look. Each of the six models is made in a limited edition of 88 timepieces, and features jumping hours, retrograde minutes, hand-winding Peseux 7001 caliber movements and cases made of 18k yellow, pink and grey gold. Beautiful stuff for the high-end watch world.
John had always wanted to make his own wrist watch, but never got around to doing it. Then, after inspiration from the Buro Vormkrijgers Pong Clock and David Forbes and his Nixie-tube watch, inspiration hit. He decided to make his own Pong Watch. Several months of design, building and testing later, he has his first prototype, and it looks pretty cool. Though this isnâ€™t going to be a commercial endeavor, he has posted a pretty thorough description of the entire build process on his site, so if this watch strikes your fancy, and youâ€™re handy with a soldering iron, you can build your own. Itâ€™s classictastic.
If you like watches that do a lot of things, then check out the collection from Franck Muller, self proclaimed â€œMaster of Complicationsâ€. His Aeternitas Version II Perpetual Calendar doesnâ€™t cook you dinner, but it will do just about everything else if you press the right buttons. Featureful.