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Pierre Junod watches by Massimo & Lella Vignelli and Tobias Jacobsen & Soren Varming

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Swiss watch company Pierre Junod have launched two new models, one designed by New York-based designers Massimo & Lella Vignelli.

 

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Ora Ameba designed by Denis Guidone

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Ora Ameba (below) shows only the tips of the watch hands.

The hands have no centre. They are the opposite of those on a normal watch. Amoeba because the fact that there is no centre refers to the contemporary city, which has multiple centres. The centre becomes imaginary or metaphorical, or a cultural centre, an economical centre, a historical centre.

 

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Ora Lattea by designer Denis Guidone

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Hours, minutes and seconds are represented on the face of Ora Lattea by different sized dots.

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In this watch the hands are represented by the empty space between points. This watch in some ways reminds us of the Milky Way. It’s an image synonymous with getting lost, at the limits of legibility, almost a negation of time. The dots, which vary in size, represent, from smaller to biggest, in increasing order, seconds, minutes and hours, while the dot in the centre doesn’t move.

 

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Ora Unica by designer Denis Guidone

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Ora Unica by designer Denis Guidone is a watch where the hands are formed by the ends of a squiggly line.

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The watch face consists of two circular dials, one inside the other, both of which have parts of the doodle printed on the surface.

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The Ora Unica watch won the Adam O’Eva Creations international design prize this year. The jury consisted of Alessandro Mendini, Arnaldo Pomodoo, James Wines, Ed Carpenter, Carmelo Strano, Philippe Samy.

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Here’s some text from Guidone:

Single Hour , 2007

Imprecision and defect manifest a fullness of sense, an inherent pluralism of inflections.

These aspects let us calibrate communication with an idea of imperfection that isn’t “negative”, but which it simply presents itself as a more complicated concept of perfection, often an insignificant and anesthetic value within its “compliance” characteristics.

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The imperfection becomes the “ruling principle” of new rational configurations that certify contrast, that wish for irregularity and the break from symmetry, which become distinctive traits of our times.

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Ora Unica wishes to be a provocative clock; its aesthetic principle is inaccuracy. Lack of discipline, a childish and irrational gesture to define time, which is precision and rationality. The hour and minute hands are represented by a single line drawn on two circular faces, which turn one inside the other. Both faces together resemble a graphical gesture, a doodle that changes as time passes.

 

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New watch designed by Denis Guidone [3]

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(Err)ore (above) has a red, jagged hand representing the passing minutes.

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New watch designed by Denis Guidone [2]

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The Ora ilLegale clock (above) can be tilted on its base to set it forward one hour for summer time.

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New watch designed by Denis Guidone [1]

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Designer Denis Guidone has designed many new watches, including this one called Ora Imprecisa. 

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Directors Edition Digital Alarm Clock

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For all you aspiring directors, movie freaks, and people just interested in funky looking clocks, Chinavasion presents this director’s clapper-board shaped alarm clock. director2

Looking and acting exactly like a director digital slate, this cool looking desktop accessory displays the date, and the time all the way down to deci-seconds.

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Set the alarm to anytime you want, and when it rings, just like a director, use the clapper and clip the board just like you are beginning a film take, and the alarm stop (and action!). director4

A cool gadget, with great reselling potential, direct from China.

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China Manufacturer Specification

  • Display: LCD
    24 Hour Clock Display (Military Time)
    Hour, Minute, Second, Deci-Second Display
    Date Display (Day, Month, Year)
  • 10 Minute Alarm Length
  • Clapper Motion to End Alarm
  • Easy Setup
  • Built in Wall Mount and desktop hinge
  • Power Source: DC 9V (must be plugged in to work)
  • Dimension: 185×225x26mm (LxWxD)

Accessories:

  • Manual
  • Manufacturer and Origin: China
  • Login for Wholesale discount price

 

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Jules Audemars with AP Escapement (2009)

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 Jules Audemars Watch with Audemars Piguet Escapement

The Audemars Piguet escapement presented in 2006 is certainly living up to its promises. It operates lubricant-free, ensures excellent efficiency and guarantees superior shock-resistance. Within its new showcase with a three-dimensional design, it even exceeds expectations in that its technical performances are combined with an exceptional frequency of 43,200 vibrations per hour!
By thus oscillating twice as fast as normal, the balance ensures enhanced timekeeping and improved reliability of the movement.

 

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 Breakthroughs embodied in the Audemars Piguet escapement, the fruit of ten years’ development: No need for lubricants on the pallet-levers, Direct impulse on the balance, High efficiency, Superior shock-resistance, Optimal long-term stability.

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High frequency:
43,200 vibrations per hour (6 Hz), Enhanced timekeeping, Improved reliability

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 Advanced Movement:
Three-dimensional movement design, Movement finishing and decoration inspired by the grand watchmaking Tradition, Audemars Piguet escapement highlighted within the prestigious classic Jules Audemars collection

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Technical Specifications:

Jules Audemars Watch with Audemars Piguet Escapement

Movement:
Hand-wound Calibre 2908 with Audemars Piguet
escapement
Casing-diameter:
172/3 lignes (39.00 mm)
34 jewels
267 parts

Power reserve:
up to 56 hours
Cadence of the balance: 43,200 vibrations per hour
Finishing: all parts
decorated by hand

Case:
950 platinum
Diameter: 46 mm
Water-resistance: 20 m
Sapphire crystal caseback

Dial:
White enamel dial,
painted black Roman
numerals
Blued steel hands

Functions:
Hours and minutes
Small seconds
Power-reserve indication

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