Be Unique, Be Original: Cool and Innovative Watches to Wear this Fall
When it comes to wristwatches, there are no rules. Designs and materials are only as limited as the designer’s imagination. This makes for the most unusual, incredible, and innovative watches coming onto today’s market.
There are thousands of options to choose from in the world of modern horology. Here are some of the more extraordinary men’s watches on the market, from over-the-top to simply unique.
Alphabet Chronograph SS Silver by 666 Barcelona
Alphabet Chronograph SS Silver by 666 Barcelona
Numbers have always been a revelation for 666 Barcelona. Often pushing aside the rules and breaking the limits in each groundbreaking design, this innovative watch manufacturer had the idea of creating an authentic and unconventional look for men that could simply not be ignored.
With the ALPHABET, a watch that replaces the conventional numbers with letters to tell the time, the bold design and stunning use of color, font, brushed steel, and dial arrangement is perfect for the modern man looking to make a statement.
- Stainless Steel Case
- Stainless Steel Link Strap
- Slim, Fixed Stainless Steel Bezel
- Water Resistance: 3 ATM
- Stainless Steel Screw Down Crown and Two Push Buttons on right hand of case
- Features: Hour, Minute, and Second Hands; Day of Month in Window at 4 o’clock position; Three Subdials
- Movement: Quartz
The Alphabet Chronograph Stainless Steel Silver by 666 Barcelona retails for $299, but you can find it at an online authorized dealer for as little as $149.99 if you can catch a sale.
Projects Cubit Steel
Cubits Steel by Projects
As one of the more unique watches on this list, the Cubit Steel by Projects is a fresh new look for men who want to dress to impress. You can guarantee that nobody else will be wearing this timepiece. Created by Michael Grave for Projects, this watch features a parallelogram shaped dial is inspired and offers a sophisticated look to those who want a timepiece you can’t take your eyes off of.
The Cubit Steel not only has a hexagonal glass lens and a 3-Dimensional hexagonal dial, but a date feature in a diagonal diamond window that would be located at the 4 o’clock position. However, there are no markings at all on the Cubit Steel. The bezel and dial are made for each other, with the hexagonal cutout meeting each other at the inner rim. The hour, minute, and second hands are gray/steel, black, and white colored (respectively), and look fantastic on this blank timepiece. While the dial contains no numbers aside from the date of the month in that small diamond-shaped window, you never feel like time is lost on you. The shape of the3-D hexagonal dial face and glass lens situates itself in such a way that it allows you to tell time intuitively.
In addition, the fixed bezel is something special. The brushed stainless steel bezel’s interior that meets the outer rim of the dial is cut into the shape of the dial’s hexagon. However, the outer rim of the bezel is perfectly round as to look classic and sleek on the wrist of the man or woman wearing it (yes, the Cubit Steel is unisex!).
- 39mm — 42mm (40mm in photos shown)
- Case Shape: Round
- Inner Bezel and Dial Shape: Hexagon
- Lens: Hexagonal Glass
- Dial: 3-D Hexagonal
- Dial Color: Steel/Silver
- Bezel: Brushed Stainless Steel
- Band Color: Gray
- Band Material: Silicone
- Band Width: 20mm
- Dial Hand Colors: Gray/Steel, Black, and White
- Water Resistance: 5 ATM
- Calendar: Diamond shaped window with date of the month
- Movement: Quartz
You can purchase the Cubit Steel by Projects online from authorized retailers for around $149.99. This unmistakable Michael Graves style is an instant classic and will have everyone wondering where on earth you found such a stunning timepiece. If minimalism is your game, this is the watch for you.
Leff Amsterdam Tube Watch Leather D42 Black/Brown
Leff Amsterdam Tube Watch, Leather, D42 Black/Brown
Speaking of minimalism, the Leff Amsterdam Tube Watch is another great example of how minimalism does not have to be boring. This deep, dark timepiece is perfect for the elegant man who wants something with a little more texture and a darker feel.
This prominent design is bold and brilliant, and dark to boot. The radial brushed Stainless Steel IP (Ion Plating) Matte Black dial is a brilliant feature of this watch designed by Piet Hein Eek, a Dutch designer. Using a precisely cut ring and high quality materials give this Tube Watch a refined, yet tough and industrial character that any man would love.
- Shape: Round
- Dial: Radial Design; Brushed Stainless Steel with IP Matte Black Finish
- Lens: Mineral Glass
- Case: D-Line Case with Pressed Bezel
- Case Back: Screw-Down
- Case Thickness: 10.6mm
- Material: 316L Stainless Steel
- Finish: IP (Ion Plating) Matte Black
- Movement: Japanese Miyota 2035 — 3 Hand
- Strap: Brown Leather Strap with Matte Black Buckle Closure
- Crown: Push/Pull Crown with Diamond Cut Teeth
- Water Resistance: 5 ATM (50 meters)
- Battery Type: SR626SW
- Weight: 70 grams
This Leff Amsterdam product is a unique watch that will set you apart from the rest. This product of the Netherlands can be purchased online for around $219, but supplies are running out fast on this model.
Storm MK2 Circuit Slate Green
Storm MK2 Circuit Slate Green, LImited Edition
If you are really looking for unusual, Storm has their MK2 Circuit in Slate Green available for around $250. This watch is not traditional or analog, nor is it fully digital. This men’s watch is great because it tells time using easy to read light-up green bars running vertically down the long, rectangular watch face.
Rather than a dial or dial hands, you have a piece of technology that is not a smartwatch, not a traditional digital readout, and anything but boring. It is also subtle, so you do not have a ton of lights or distracting features that you do not need. In essence, it is quite a simple and elegant piece of non-traditional watchmaking.
This futuristic design is complemented by the unusual LED time display. The band and case are both made from a high grade stainless steel. The design is not bulky and looks very masculine. The 28 LEDs that illuminate in sequence on two rows (the left features the hours and the right features the minutes) are easy to read with the small indicators right next to the Arabic numerals listed on these two vertical columns. As the minutes elapse, the corresponding LEDs illuminate against a Sapphire-bl. Dial, which ensures a brilliant but subtle presentation every 60 seconds.
Storm MK2 Circuit Slate Green: Close Up of the High Grade Black Stainless Steel Rectangular Face, 28 Vertical LEDs, and Engraved Arabic and Mayan Numerals.
The Arabic numerals represents the hours and the tens of minutes, and the Mayan numerals signify minutes 1-9 (two dots indicated for two minutes, three dots for three minutes, etc…) and are engraved on the quality case, adjacent to each LED. The meticulously crafted design features a quality mineral crystal face, a 1/2 inch Stainless Steel thick case, and an adjustable steel bracelet and clasp The timepiece employs the same numeric codes and LED sequencing to display the date as well, at the simple touch of a button.
- Case Shape: Rectangle
- Case Color: Black, High Grade Stainless Steel
- Movement: Digital (via Battery power)
- Strap Material: Stainless Steel, Adjustable
- Gender: Men
- Case Material: High Grade Stainless Steel
- Case Thickness: 1/2 inch
- Digital Type: LED Indicator with Engraved Arabic and Mayan Numerals
- Water Resistance: 164 Feet
- Push Buttons/Controls: 2, Right hand side of case
The Storm MK2 Circuit Slate Green is a limited edition piece and can be found at an online authorized dealer for $249.99.