Watches can be a bit samey. Sometimes a black-bezelled diver watch or Rolex Datejust-alike just won’t cut the mustard. Here are a selection of unique watches to suit every budget.
1. Nooka Zex Watch
Unlike any watch you’ve seen before, Nooka’s Zex Watch has a hexagonal face in a round casing and is available in black, gold or silver. You won’t find hands ticking away on this watch though, instead you’ll have to get used to the analogue dot system where dots in the circle represent hours and dashes in the line represent minutes.
2. Nava Ora Unica Black Watch
Another watch without conventional hands, the Nava Ora Unica watch just has a squiggly line on the face with one end pointing out the hours and the other pointing out the minutes. It may look impossible for this one line to move around the face to tell the time, but there are actually two lines printed on separate transparent discs which rotate around the face.
3. Mr Jones Last Laugh Watch
Edgy, cool and hard to read, this watch displays the time on a skull’s teeth instead of in a circle like a traditional watch, or in a box like a digital watch. The skull’s top teeth show the hours and the bottom teeth show the minutes.
4. Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Planétarium Watch
Not so much for telling the time, the Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Planétarium watch allows you to actually wear the universe on your wrist instead. With a miniature recreation of the un and the planets on the watch face, they actually move on their discs at their genuine speed of rotation so you always know where you are in relation to the sun.
5. Qlocktwo W Time In Words
A watch with a difference, this Biegert & Funk design doesn’t feature digits at all. Instead, when you press a stainless steel button the time lights up across the face in words which are spelled out in a grid of 110 letters. Very mysterious, and very cool.