watches

MB&F HM4 Thunderbolt watch makes ostentatious debut

MB&F HM4 Thunderbolt watch makes ostentatious debut

Remember the bizarre HM4 Thunderbolt teaser that high-end watch manufacturer MB&F showed us last month?  The company has come clean with the final, official product, and as wrist-watches go this is certainly unusual.  Three years in the making, the MB&F HM4 Thunderbolt is based around the indecently complex HM4 engine and has dual dials - one for the time, one a power indicator - which the company reckon adds up to relative simplicity.  Of course, when your casing resembles a crash between a jet engine and an Italian espresso machine (with a little H.R. Geiger in there for good measure) "simplicity" probably isn't the first description most people would reach for.

Video demo after the cut

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The One Binary Watch from thumbsUp! Give us the Best of Both Worlds

The One Binary Watch from thumbsUp! Give us the Best of Both Worlds

There are plenty of watches out there. And there's definitely quite a few watches out there that have graced this page for all sorts of reasons -- but there's always that tech angle. Tokyo Flash has become pretty much synonymous with crazy, gadget-like watches, but this new design from thumbsUp! is awesome in the fact that it gives us the best of both worlds. That's right, if you want to actually tell the time without the hassle of figuring out your watch, then this new watch can do that. But, that's not all.

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MB&F tease with HM4 Thunderbolt timepiece

MB&F tease with HM4 Thunderbolt timepiece

Unusual timepiece specialists MB&F haven't been resting on their laurels since unveiling the, ahem, busty HM3 Frog watch; instead they've been cooking up something even more bizarre.  The company's new Horological Machine No4 THUNDERBOLT is based on the distinctive HM4 engine MB&F outed at the Basel Fair back in March (which you can see after the cut), and now they're teasing the first profile shot of the new timepiece.

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Tokyoflash Changing Lanes Digital Watch is Powered by USB, Still Confusing

Tokyoflash Changing Lanes Digital Watch is Powered by USB, Still Confusing

Tokyoflash is one of those companies that we love to talk about, simply because they keep our technology world, which could become cold, bland, and stale in a matter of moments without creative companies, fresh and new. Their digital watches are pretty much legendary around here, and we're happy to bring you another one of their "crazy" inventions. Meet the Changing Lanes digital. And yes, we're still staring at it, too.

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HP producing flexible watchphones for US army

HP producing flexible watchphones for US army

Watch-phones may teeter on the border between awesome and awful, but HP's latest project for the US military sounds like it might definitely fall into the former category.  The company is apparently creating a custom next-generation watch that has - inevitably - been internally nicknamed the "Dick Tracy watch", and will use a new flexible display that can show maps and other strategic information while on the battlefield.

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