Watches Clocks

Contest Info

  • Started: 11/3/2008 17:00
  • Ended: 11/6/2008 18:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 30
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Watches Clocks
Contest Directions: Past Sunday at 2 am America turned clocks back an hour ago - this ended the daylight saving time for this year. Europe adjusted clocks a week ago - they call it "summer time". The daylight saving time convention started in 1907 to use natural light for an extra hour and conserve energy.
In this contest you are asked to design new watches and clocks (sundials, hourglass are OK too) from other things, or redesign existing watches and clocks (or sundials, and hourglass) with some unusual elements. Here's a good example by AZRainman.

Contest Info

    • Started: 11/3/2008 17:00
    • Ended: 11/6/2008 18:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 30
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
This gallery only contains our top 28 selections from its parent contest Watches & Clocks. All 30 contest pictures can be viewed here.
  • Man Wearing a Diving Watch

    Man Wearing a Diving Watch
  • Barack Obama Clock

    Barack Obama Clock
  • Watch and Camera Hybrid

    Watch and Camera Hybrid
  • Girl with a Clock Face

    Girl with a Clock Face
  • Hour Glass Coffee Maker

    Hour Glass Coffee Maker
  • Roman Wristwatch Sundial

    Roman Wristwatch Sundial
  • Joke Watch with a Boxing Glove

    Joke Watch with a Boxing Glove
  • Clockwork Motorcycle

    Clockwork Motorcycle
  • First Apple iWatch

    First Apple iWatch
  • Eye Clock

    Eye Clock
  • Abstract World Time Art

    Abstract World Time Art
  • Election Time Hour Glass

    Election Time Hour Glass
  • One Dollar Coin Watch

    One Dollar Coin Watch
  • Big Ben Clock Updated

    Big Ben Clock Updated
  • Ballerina on a Pocket Watch

    Ballerina on a Pocket Watch
  • Time For Pizza Clock

    Time For Pizza Clock
  • Rooster with a Built In Clock

    Rooster with a Built In Clock
  • Escher Watch

    Escher Watch
  • Fatman Atomic Clock Bomb

    Fatman Atomic Clock Bomb
  • Real Grandfather Cuckoo Clock

    Real Grandfather Cuckoo Clock
  • Racing Cars with Clock Wheels

    Racing Cars with Clock Wheels
  • Punching Cuckoo Clock

    Punching Cuckoo Clock
  • Beat the Clock Drums

    Beat the Clock Drums
  • Ferris Wheel Clock

    Ferris Wheel Clock
  • Barack Obama Sundial

    Barack Obama Sundial
  • Barack Obama Zulu Time

    Barack Obama Zulu Time
  • Hand Sundial

    Hand Sundial
  • Ancient Tortoise SunDial

    Ancient Tortoise SunDial
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Some interesting facts about modern watches: New prestigious brands usually begin to release limited editions exclusively, without releasing mass products. In recent years feeling a shift in demand more and more removed from ordinary customers, strives to take into account the requests of mini-groups of connoisseurs and the complex mechanics of luxury jewelry. Diversity emerged in recent years, luxury brands is only apparent. All of them have emphasized the exclusivity, unusual appearance, the most fancy, albeit sometimes mindless mechanics with no savings on materials and manual labor. These common features confidently dominate the contemporary Haute Horlogerie, forcing to adapt to not only beginners, but also at home with history. Analysts argue that today mini-trends, calculated on a small group of people (in this case, the rich amateurs hours), eventually will dominate the market as a whole and grow like a snowball. Perhaps the most vivid analogy with what this is happening in watch making is the History of the iPod. The device, conceived as a portable storage medium for owners of Macs (which is negligible compared with the owners of PC), as a result has become a cult instrument, which generated a huge number of "clones". Modern people do not just want to see themselves as "not like anything." They are divided into small communities of like-minded people and will recognize some external attributes. IPod fans can easily see each other in a crowd of little white and gray headphones. The characteristic melody mobile phone Vertu immediately lets you know in a coterie of "theirs". Expensive watches, whose release is limited to a few hundred or even dozens of copies a year, have much to tell those who know of the existence of the brand. For the modern customer belonging to a mini-group is more important than the possession of good quality, but we all know Patek Philippe Calatrava or Breguet Classique. It turns out that to start a new watch brand the primarily target audience should be chosen (the more prestigious watch, the easier it is to select a group of people). Then find the initial capital (as says Nicolas Hayek, is enough for one million dollars) to come up with an original idea that will attract the attention of the elected community clients for at least two to three years. And you are in trend. New LUX brands: Angular Momentum: 2002. Achievements: The system disk indicating RDS and new techniques decor dials Backes and Strauss: 2007. One of the oldest manufacturers of London faceted diamonds tries his hand at the junction of watch making and jewelry Badollet: 2008 (first collection), place and year of foundation - Geneva, 1655. B.R.M: 2005. The use of motorcycle motifs for housings and parts of the mechanism that rotates inside the housing on bearings Cvstos: 2006. Timeless design and fashion of the innovative mechanisms of alloys Cornelius and Cie: Premiere - 2008 founded by a former member of the AHCI Kisom Engelbartsom De Beers: 2005. Watch brand's largest miner of diamonds and the handler wants to repeat the path of Harry Winston De Bethune: 2002. Own arrangements with the balance of an unusual form of platinum, titanium-platinum-ceramic body, your own perpetual calendar module Dе Witt: 2002. Design (imperial columns), their own modules Constance Force Franc Vila: 2005. Using new proprietary alloys. Single corporate design Н. Mozer and Cie: 2005. Manufacturer classic in cases made of precious metals with exclusive complex mechanisms for soothsayer of the Geneva Grand Prix-2006 for the best complex clock Hautlence: 2006. Brand pet Jaeger-LeCoultre Manufacture Guillaume Theta. Exclusive luxury watches "Aina" with an unusual display of precious metals in cabinets. HD3: 2005. Brand Joerg Hayzeka and two young designers. Released in year 3 model with a circulation of 33 copies each. Exclusive design of complex bodies and exclusive mechanisms. НТО (Horloger Technologies Original): 2001. Famous project Grand Voyager, dedicated rail mechanisms developed and made Vianney Alter Jean Dunand: 2005. Named after the great master of Art Deco. In each model there must be a fundamentally new mechanism. Company shares owned by Thierry half of Lowe and Christophe to pe, who invents for each model exclusive modules Kari Voutilainen: 2002. Mark founded the independent Finnish master. Produces in a few instances of timepieces with a stunningly accurate progress Magellan: 2003. Hours after Magellan and in the form of a golf ball - a niche trend, which initially auditioned Roman Jerome MB&F: 2007. Draft Maximilian Bussereau, unwind hour division Harry Winston. Released 30 copies of the same model year under the name Horological Machine No 1, No 2, etc. Complex double-hulled tourbillon with original design. Mermod Freres: 2006. Revived under the leadership of Reuge Music. Model Primo 4 (musical clock with 4 disks) in 2007, competed for the "Golden arrow" with Richard Millholm Metres du Temps: 2008. The newest brand of "monsters" of watch making Roger Dubois, Christophe Claret and Peter Speake-Marina. Plans to start manufacturing complex supermodels in ultra-limited quantity. Roman Jerome: 2005. Produces elite watches "not for everyone" with exclusive designs Rudis Sylva: 2007. The latest company that specializes in creating highly complex, largely experimental hours (first model - the tourbillon with two balances) in a very limited number. Tiret: 2006. Famous for the very careful selection of diamonds. For every hour even an attached magnifying glass that the owner could make the highest quality stone.
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