Four Otherworldly Time-Telling Machines

A desk clock, sculptural bangle, automaton and aquapod from this year's Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève

The art of clock- and watch-making continues to see substantial developments as technical skill-sets are passed from generation to generation and new ideas come to light. This year’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève (SIHH) luxury watch fair saw the unveiling of many extraordinary timepieces from brands, both well-known and emerging. Beyond wristwatches, however, several curious time-telling machines were presented. The following four continue …

Rolex and Jaeger LeCoultre Ring Watches

I wonder if it were socially acceptable to wear a watch on every appendage, would I? Well, I'd likely start with one of these vintage 1950s ring watches by LeCoultre and Rolex. Very rare, the platinum and diamond set LeCoultre "Duo-Plan" (pictured right) has an impossibly small dial and movement. It's top-hinged for winding and setting of the watch. Also hard to find, the 18k …