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Planning a trip around the world in 80 days? Spending some time with the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen? You’re going to need this $ 149 Tokyoflash, touchscreen pocket watch that, is as far as I can tell, unreadable by mere mortals.
The watch comes in four colors and features a touch display to scroll through the dual-time, date, and alarm features. It’s cased in a nice steel case with mineral crystal cover and, with a bit of patience, you can learn what the heck this thing actually says. It has a back-lit LCD screen that drops into a “natural” color when unlit.
This is a limited-edition model, which makes it slightly more desirable to that special someone on your Christmas list who needs a watch to match their steam-powered mechanical arm, steel top hat, and smoked-glass monocle.
That’s not the Terminator’s gallbladder you’re looking at there. It’s actually a pocket watch made by Urwerk, a noted designer of extremely high-end timepieces for folks like to think they are Jules Verne.
The watch, called the UR-1001 Zeit Device, tells the time down to (up to?) the century and even has a register for 1,000s of years aka millennia. Why? Because they wanted to, that’s why. It’s made of Aluminium Titanium Nitride, a tough metal used in milling machines and drill bits.
I doubt any of us will go down to the jewelry shop pick one of these up so our buddy at Hodinkee built up a very useful guide to the Zeit Device’s various features. I also can’t imagine any of us surviving to see the clock tick over to the next century let alone the next millennia, so we’ll have to take Urwerk’s word for it that their watch will survive that long.
Whether you’re a James Bond villain timing the launch of your space laser or an immortal crusader tasked with guarding the Holy Grail for centuries, Urwerk has you covered.