Be it space or spaceship, the watches below are some of the coolest modern watches which honor or make actual use of elements far from the Earth. Imaginative watchmakers use meteorite dials or design their cases and movements to look like spaceships. We love this stuff and as traditional as watchmaking is, these timepieces are directly inspired by science and science fiction…
Topic | Steampunk
Thomas Prescher strikes you as the type of man that knowingly knows something you don’t. What this special knowledge regards doesn’t seem to matter, but the German-born watch maker regularly smiles reassuringly with a gleam in his eye
Early in 2012 I first set my hands on a new Romain Jerome Steampunk Chrono and instantly started to like it… much more than the “Steampunk” watch that came before it. I really fell in love with the little spinning ship propeller on the dial.
2012 sees the release of the special limited edition “Steampunk” version of the Tread 1, and I am happy to offer this exclusive review and first ever hands-on look at it. It is Devon’s answer to an artsier version of a mechanical art watch, and it is something which I am happy they decided to make.
This knife doesn’t tell the time but it sure looks like it should. American artist and knife maker Van Barnett calls this steampunk style creation the Time Machine. It is a collectible hand-made knife with a lot of old-timey futuristic personality.
Destined for near future production, is the Devon Steampunk Tread 1 watch. According to Scott Devon, they wanted to play with steampunk ideas for the Tread 1 as a design study. The customer reaction was so good that production is being fast tracked. This of course is the steampunk styled version of the original Devon […]
More on the steampunk front! I am happy that this trend isn’t waning away. Entry-level to super high-end watch makers are still dishing out pieces that look like retro futuristic artifacts. Perhaps not in the volume we would like, but we still get some good stuff. Louis Moinet has been doing steampunk Jules Verne homage […]
Those of you who live in or visit New York City should check out a little boutique called Dedegumo. I recently learned about this shop and look forward to going there myself. Dedegumo has a few other store locations, but they are all in Kyoto, Japan. Dedegumo is a sort of watch maker. They don’t […]
For me the most interesting watch I saw from Jacob & Co. this year was this Ghost G5 timepiece. The Ghost is a brand new collection for 2011 designed by Jacques Fournier (Horology Design Ltd.) in cooperation with Yvan Arpa who is now a figure at Jacob & Co. The Ghost will comes in a […]
New from Louis Moinet is the Astralis – a nice tourbillon-based watch that is a bitch to photograph. I swear, it is as though the watch keeps saying to me “I am for private eyes only.” There are going to be only 12 of these in the limited edition so that sort of makes sense? […]
Following in the steps of MB&F with their A Parallel World blog, Romain Jerome has now launched their own blog dedicated not their watches, but to the things that inspire the design of their watches. With an emphasis on design, precious materials, the avant garde, and steampunk that items on blog are certainly of value […]
Romain Jerome (RJ) isn’t beating around the bush with this one. They call it what it is. This is the new RJ Steampunk – and is a follow-up timepieces to the limited edition Romain Jerome Titanic-DNA Tourbillon Steampunk (hold on, let me take a breath) A la Grande watch from a few years ago. There […]
Beat me with a stick! I just had to plod through Manufacture Royale’s nine page long bloody press release – only to have reasserted what they mention in the first few lines; that they are “unashamedly elitist.” Wipe my brow and hand me an ol’ timey hallucinogenic absinthe, because I need to lay back in […]
Getting a chance to check out and review this watch for a while was really a dream come true. I recall when I wrote about it a while ago here when it was first announced. I knew then that I really wanted to wear one…
Steampunk fans rejoice. This artistic item of display is the new Louis Moinet Vernoscope. Meant to celebrate the popularity of the Louis Moinet Jules Verne Instrument watch collection. I think the watches were a bit of a surprise hit, but they are really cool. And by the way, I have an in-depth review of a […]
Here is another review by aBlogtoRead.com contributor Santtu MÃ¤Ã¤ttÃ¤nen. This “End of Time” watch might have a dramatic name, but is a fair representation of fashion brand watch items. Designer Alessandro Baldieri isn’t known in the US (at leas to me), but he has a couple of watches such as the one here and the […]
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