[编辑 Editor 吕大人／黄大人 英译 Translator 刘大人 照片 photo credit: 取自官网／Official websites]
21世纪的今天，手表不仅仅是看时间的工具，甚至已登上不可或缺的时尚单品殿堂了！世界各家品牌争妍斗丽，纷纷推出新颖、创意、独特、优质、亮丽、炫酷的手表，只为了争取出现在各看官们的手腕上呀～ 除了众所周知的品牌如DW 、Issey Miyake、G-shock等，以下是大人精心为你搜罗世界各地精美和具设计感的手表品牌哦～ 下次你的手腕再也不会和朋友们撞表啦！大人自己也按耐不住想立马入手啦！
With many modern devices having a time display, in particular cellphones, modern watchmakers are coming out with more radical, unique and unusual designs to attract attention and gain customers. IF you fancy watches that are out of this world (some even requiring a manual to help you learn how to decipher the time) apart from the usual suspects from DW, Issey Miyake, G-shock, we have picked out 10 watches that are in some way unique or unusual, for you to check out. Time’s a-wasting. Let’s check them out.
Lima Watch 是家来自印尼的生活精品设计公司，该公司首次推出木质系列腕表，整体概念着重于简约风格与自然色系的搭配，从而设计出和谐感十足的腕表。品牌坚持为每一块原木赋予新的设计使命与价值，超喜爱原木与皮革搭配的大人我好想立刻拥有啊！想不到我们的邻国也有那么出色的手表品牌啊～
There are more ways than one to live a greener life, and Lima studio delivers just that in the form of natural wristwatch made of woods and American vegetable leathers. Available in three different types of wood: maple, ebony and teak, and seven varieties of colours, the clock face has a chunky rounded body, while the movement is powered by Swiss-made Ronda, which will ensure your time precision. Combined with the earthy tones of the watches, these stylish items will surely add an aesthetic function to your overall look.
Website : www.limawatch.com
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由Jean-Christophe MARESCHAL 所创立的AKTEO腕表，设计理念来自其想象与诗歌灵感等。通过对生活激情和梦想的启发，AKTEO 腕表为艺术家、厨师、歌手、运动员、医生等打造了极符合身份的腕表。偷偷告诉你～大人好想拥有那厨师与歌手造型的腕表啊～
Welcome to the world of Jean-Christophe MARESCHAL, who invented the concept of thematic design, based on imagination, poetry and an obsession for detail for – the arts, professions, civilisations, nature, family, love, astronomy, sports, games… and there are nearly 300 timeless models to choose from. Each design is unique, but they all have in common the same manufacturing quality and sophistication of design that is exclusively French, made with respect for the horology tradition in Besancon. We certainly love to get our hands on the Chef and Singer to unleash the other hidden talent in us LOL!
Website : akteo.watch
22 ／ 4th Dimension Watch
成军近11年的台湾品牌二十二设计工作室（22 Design Studio）擅长使用水泥制做随身配件精品，精巧的模具设计与严谨的手工确是22工艺的核心。利用精细的手工将裸色或焦糖色的皮革搭上原色水泥，每只腕表完整呈现材质本身的美感～大人超喜爱这款啊，个性中带有简约风～ 不觉得很适合刚正不阿的大人我吗？
Time divides and measures the progress of existence, and is typically displayed in three dimensions, but 22 Design Studio’s 4th Dimension timepieces bring these dimensions together with an original design that are as resolute and uncompromising as the materials from which they are made – a concrete watch inspired by the simple complexity of time and space, and their fascination with contemporary architecture and design. Perfect for those who are bold and always looking to break the mould, these watches are truly the product of a forward-thinking innovation that is distinctly 22 (and us, chuckle) – don’t you think so?
22 ／ 4th Dimension Watch
Website : 22designstudio.net
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NAVA Designer Timepieces
于1970年创立的意大利品牌 NAVA Design，向来非常积极与国际设计师合作激出完美火花。秉持严谨掌控材质与质量、特点以及超越时尚的设计，坚信如此才能完整呈现卓越的设计产品。除了手表，NAVA Design也设计包包饰品、家庭与商用物品、记事本等。大人尤其钟爱那表面犹如纸扇的设计，既立体又简约！
Founded in 1970, Italian brand Nava specialised in the production of high-end stationary before branching out to cover products ranging from luggage to watches. The geometric characteristics of the Plicate watch by Benjamin Hubert, inspired by the folded pleats of a paper fan caught our attention. This distinctive timepiece features a pleated surface along the inside of the strap as well as around the face where the three dimensional pleats replace typical 2D graphics usually found on watch faces. The best part? The pleats on the underside of the strap allow for the flow of air between the watch strap and the wearers wrist, helping to prevent the build up of dirt. Need we say more?
NAVA Designer Timepieces
Website : www.navadesign.com
由意大利米兰设计师Denis Guidone所设计的腕表灵感取材于俄罗斯艺术家Kazimir Malevich的抽象画作。透过时针的转移所展现的色块动感，亦或是如梯田般的景色瞬间移动，就好像提醒着大家，时间飞逝，物换星移啊！好好珍惜光阴吧看官们～
Suprematism is the latest watch from Projects, designed by Milan-based designer Denis Guidone. Inspired by the invention of Russian artist Kazimir Malevich, one of the earliest and most radical developments in abstract art, Denis Guidone’s homage to the art movement frames bold shapes and colours which continue to shift composition with each passing second. The timepiece features a 37mm diameter face, a black silicone band and a Japanese Quartz movement.
Website : projectswatches.com/shop/suprematism
When the late Modernist Danish architect and industrial designer Arne Jacobsen designed a building, he didn’t just develop the exterior, he designed everything in it – from tables and chairs to fixtures and fittings. A number of design icons emerged from this process, including the best-selling Bankers watch, evolved from a clock Jacobsen designed for the National Bank of Denmark’s headquarters. Thanks to Danish Homeware brand Rosendahl, who has since condensed the design of several of Jacobsen’s wall clocks to the size of a wristwatch, you can now wear timepieces also created from the designs of clocks hanging in Aarhus and Rødovre City Halls in Denmark. Super cool, isn’t it?
Website : copenhagenwatchgroup.com
TID is the Swedish word for ‘time’ and accordingly, the Stockholm based watch brand strives to offer iconic products with genuine value over time. Founded in 2012 by Ola. E Bernestål, Petrus Palmér and design studio Form Us With Love’s Jonas Pettersson and John Löfgren, TID sets out to make iconic watches to wear through shifts in times and styles, while also acting as a canvas for artists, thinkers, writers and visualisers to conduct creative research on the subject of time (if you have time to spare though).
Website : tidwatches.com
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另一个丹麦品牌Bulbul, 由三位拥有前卫审美观和俏皮性格的设计爱好者成立，此腕表也深受大人青睐哦～ 他们家的牌子注重腕表的持久耐用性，不惜成本选择顶级的意大利皮革、超耐用蓝宝石玻璃、高档德钢、镀金瑞士机芯、可持续10年的电池、瑞士制造的表壳以及防水功能齐聚一表！一只耐用性加外观设计不俗的腕表，你们可受得了吗？大人开始动摇了～
Bulbul is a contemporary Danish watch brand that is best summed up as an extension of the company’s passions and interests; the forward-thinking aesthetic, playful, and its founder’s inherent love of having the freedom to follow one’s intuition, his restless fascination with traveling and his fondness for interacting with a diverse spectrum of cultural impulses and philosophies. Named after a songbird with a mohawk, and designed for the contemporary global mindset that appreciates meticulously crafted products focusing on enduring aesthetics and lasting, premium materials, CEO Jacob Juul wanted his designs to reflect the balance of classical beauty and forward thinking style, using classic materials like steel and titanium for the cases, with premium Italian leather bands.
Website : bulbul.dk
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Hanamaker is an independent label featuring original hand embroidery watches by Wendy Hui, an outstanding fine art educated embroidery artist. Her aim is to make people love nature and love people including oneself, hence her philosophy “love flowers, love nature, love earth, love yourself”. Any girls would probably fall in love with these made-to-order timepieces, so guys what are you waiting for?
Website : cn.pinkoi.com
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For over 40 years in Japan, educational toy “diablock” has always been loved by children to adult. By explicitly integrating the nanoblock (a micro sized building block) characteristics into the watches, nanoblocktime emerged during 2011 to unlock absolute creativity for users to design and create their personal unique timepiece. Besides watches and clocks, nanoblocktime has further enriched the product line to developing sunglasses and storage box. A must-have for any self-proclaimed Fashionista!
Website : www.nanoblocktime.com
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Whatever it is, the right watch is just a few clicks away. Enjoy shopping for and wearing your favorite unique watch.