Watches have moved well beyond the simple functional timepieces of yesteryear, especially as so many of our gadgets treat telling the time as a very peripheral function. Today’s watches aso need to look good on your wrist. Here’s our pick of five top stylish high-tech watches. What are yours?
Linde Werdelin Oktopus II
Leaving aside whether something called an Oktopus ought to have eight hands, Linde Werdelin’s diving-centric smart watch has a solid industrial design and comes in Titanium Black, Rose Gold and a very eye catching yellow design. They’re apparently bound for Australian shores later this year. [imgclear]
Kisai’s Uzumaki watch has a descending concentric circle design that catches the eye without impeding the watch’s time telling function. It’s a funky design that jumps out from its more plain wristband in a way that few other watches do.[imgclear]
Harry Winston Opus 12
A watch without hands isn’t pointing to the time, right? Not so with Harry Winston’s creatively designed Opus 12 , which uses spinning markers in place of actual hands. The result is a watch face that looks busy, but definitely alluring at the same time. The only catch? It’s a very limited edition, so you’ll pay a pretty penny for one. [imgclear]
Tag Heuer Mikrotimer Flying 1000
At first glance, Tag Heuer’s Mikrotimer Flying 1000 just looks like a sports watch — albeit a pretty good looking sports watch — but the trick here is that it’s also astonishingly accurate — up to 1/1000th of a second — melding good looks with extreme functionality.
Kisai Seven LED
Want a watch that really stands out? Kisai’s Seven LED Watch borrows conceptually from Tron, using two pulsing light rings to clearly display the time while looking retro-futuristic on your wrist. [imgclear]