Slyde is essentially what everyone wanted the fifth generation iPod Nano to be. Slyde is a high-end Swiss watch with a digital LCD touch screen (might be OLED variant screen in the future), topped with a curved sapphire crystal. The watches here are in titanium, one in black PVD. There are no buttons on the watch, just three battery indicator lights on the side and a light sensor to automatically adapt the brightness of the screen.
Everything will be controlled with taps or slides on the touchscreen. Of course, the name "Slyde" comes from the idea that you slide your fingers over the dial. HD3 tells me that when using the watch 30 or so times a day, you should have about a week of battery life. Also, you can send your watch back in to upgrade the hardware in the future.
Do you sometimes feel like you’re just going around in circles as time marches on? That’s probably the rationale behind the Ziiro Watches. Instead of the traditional hands to indicate time, the Ziiro Gravity and Mercury use circles. The inner, fatter circle tell the hour while the outer ring is for the minutes. Telling time takes a bit of getting used to, but it sure breaks the monotony of having time run rings around your head.
MB&F HM4 Thunderbolt Watch
The Thunderbolt's engine is the culmination of three long years of development. Each of the 300-plus components – including the regulator and even the screws – was developed specifically for this anarchistic calibre. Horological Machine No4 Thunderbolt has a hand for the hours, another for the minutes and a power reserve indicator. HM4 Thunderbolt tells the time.
Olivier Demangel’s Solaris Watch
A concept watch for Tokyoflash, the Olivier Demangel’s Solaris Watch features solar cells as an integral part of the design. It definitely has that almost “too hard to use” quality found on most Tokyoflash watches but theres something about this design I find extremely appealing. The blue LED’s on the circular outer section indicate the hours, these same LED’s also glow purple for 5 minute intervals and the LED sections on the spokes show the individual minutes. A little obscure, but for some people thats part of the attraction apparently.
Thread 1 is by Devon
The Tread 1 is no ordinary watch by any measure. According to Devon, it’s a reinvention of the humble watch with a patented system of what they call Interwoven Time Belts, the very belts that lend the device its singularity. The belts are powered by compact microstep motors providing power and accuracy, the latter being of particular importance to watches. Counting 86,400 seconds per day is no easy task after all. The watch is powered by a lithium polymer battery and one charge will last you a couple of weeks.
Romaine Jerome Steampunk Watch
The watch is equipped with automatic RJ001-AS movement with power reserve of 42 hours, frequency of 28 vph and 23 jewels. The case of this watch goes with the Titanic DNA theme. The Romain Jerome Steampunk model is made of stainless steel with black PVD coating. Water resistance – 30 m. The bezel of the model is made of oxidized metal. The watch features screws that go deep into the dial. The screws resemble steam engine pistons.
Sony Ericsson LiveView
Making and receiving calls on a watch may be a little too geeky for the average guy, but how about just being able to check your phone without digging it out of your pocket. The recently introduced LiveView, which will launch later this year, does just that, connecting to your phone via Bluetooth and displaying information like missed calls, texts and Facebook updates. This is more like an auxiliary 1.3-inch OLED display for your SE Android 2.0+ smartphone. It even includes a music player and Android app support.