Futuristic timepiece re a stylish addition to any wrist. Rather than simply being a fashion accessory that shows the time it also offers many other functionalities that are not always possible on other watch designs. From a solar powered watch that glows in the dark to a titanium body with a face that is reminiscent of a turtle’s shell these watches are perfect for anyone who wants something that stands out from the crowd.
Unlike a typical mechanical or smartwatch that looks like an old school design or tries to look futuristic by using flashy lights, these watches reinterpret classic watchmaking traditions without falling into the trap of gimmicks or excessively expensive manufacturing costs. The designers of these watches are bold enough to create new designs and shapes that have not been seen before and still respect the rigorous Swiss manufacturing requirements.
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To accomplish this, they have used different materials and adapted the basic movements of traditional watches to new styles such as Art Deco or Streamline. Some brands have even looked to the future, as Jaeger-LeCoultre did when it began making instruments for dashboards in automobiles.
A great example is the Legacy Machine 1 by MB&F which won the public prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve and would not look out of place in any sci-fi movie. It is a masterpiece that combines classic watchmaking elements with over the top horological creativity. Another example is the tonneau shaped Elegante from FP Journe which has a revolutionary electromechanical movement that uses kinetic and solar power in an extremely simple way. The watch is only activated when the wearer moves, and it automatically switches to sleep mode after 35 minutes of inactivity to save energy.