Hamilton ODC X-02

Hamilton's latest ODC X watch continues to draw on the 1966 Kubrick-commissioned original, a limited-edition watch featured in "2001: A Space Odyssey" and so eye-catching that both Vogue and Esquire featured it. In 2006, Hamilton decided to rework the ODC-X and came out with another limited-edition timepiece, "X-01." After tremendous positive response to the sequel, Hamilton started brainstorming for the next concept. The new ODC …

Ladoire Geneve Helvet Mechanic Roller Guardian Time Watch

Lionel Ladoire's first collection of watches heightens the standard of watchmaking with its smooth design and newly renovated face. Breaking away from the traditional standards, the watch brings something truly new to the table. Set on micro ball bearings, three revolving discs indicate hours, minutes and seconds. The back of the watch reveals the ultimate view of the micro-rotor for automatic winding, while the fine …

Ulysse Nardin Hybrid Smart Phone

Partnering with the European firm, SCI Innovations, the celebrated Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin (one of the vanguards in the field) will be unveiling the world's first hybrid smart phone, the Chairman, at the upcoming Baselworld. (Click image for detail.) Inherently green, the phone pairs cutting-edge kinetic technology with the pedigree of the 163-year-old timepiece innovator. It incorporates a Ulysse Nardin-designed kinetic rotor system into the …

Retrowerk Steampunk Watches

Known for its durability, style, quality and efficiency, Retrowerk's watch is both tech-savvy and ultra Army-strong. Featuring compasses, portholes, steel pistons, crown covers and revolving jump hour discs, the German watch is prepared for any adventure. The Piston (left) is a good example of Retrowerk's strong focus on design. It's a cross between intricate mechanical detail and functional precision with Swiss ETA 2824 movement, a …

DEFAKTO Watches

The just-released Defakto Eins watches from Germany might inflict some well deserved clock-envy among little handed friends. Designed by first time creator Raphael Ickler of Pforzheim, Germany, a young guy whose "idea is to display the time with the minimum information while being exact as needed." The clock face displays a single hollowed hand that appears to float around the dial while the clear backside …