We began learning to read time from a dial with an hour hand, minute hand and second hand in primary school, even we could read it earlier using a digital watch. However, because human beings are now living in the era of haute horlogerie and “gadget” watches, more innovative ways are used to show time.
Below are top ten unique mind-bending watches that make you look at least twice to know what time it is. These works of art range from affordable to very expensive and are always center of conversations.
Let’s see these mind-bending devices and discover why they can change our mind.
Urwerk UR-110 “Torpedo”
Like a real Autobot, the Urwerk UR-110 “Torpedo” includes an oil-service indicator on the dial as well as the actual time
Harry Winston Opus XI
With the Opus XI, Harry Winston finds it complicated to show hours and time only though it could be a Decepticon
Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical
Despite looking like a Spanish-built SUV, this watch can bend mind with all the chains and gears in plain view. At least 1,352 tiny parts were used to show three drums that tell you hours, minutes, seconds, and the power reserve
Audemars Piguet Star Wheel
The Star Wheel timepieces by Audemars Piguet are appropriate to those who want to work for them
MCT Sequential One
The way MCT Sequential One shows time is very different but still unique thanks to its rotating shutters and rotating discs
Dingemans Mechanische Horloges Jumping Hour
As for those who are interested in mechanics, the Jumping Hour watch from Dutch watchmaker Fred Dingemans is considered as the center of conversations and discussions
Seiko Active Matrix EPD e-Ink
Having less plastic and a sharper display, the Seiko Active Matrix EPD e-Ink shows the time with playing cards on the e-Ink screen, along with a whole bunch of other features
Devon Works Tread 1
The Devon Works Tread 1 is described as a piece of art, using a lot of moving belts to show hours, minutes, seconds and the power reserve left in the battery. It can run for two weeks being fully charged
Kisai Sensai Pure Led
Featuring a unique design, the Kisai Sensai Pure Led displays time through a bunch of red, yellow and green LEDs
Seiko Think the Earth Wn-2
The Seiko Think the Earth Wn-2, whose small globe is a replica of the real globe at a scale of 1:580 millionth of the actual planet Earth, rotates at the same speed as the real Earth. Its two small indicators display hours and minutes
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