Here’s a new single-handed 24-hour watch, from Jacopo Dondi:
This watch has just been launched on Kickstarter, so if you want to make sure you get hold of one, go and sign up now.
If the name seems familiar, you may be thinking of the de’ Dondi family, famous Italian clockmakers from the 14th century, Jacopo de’ Dondi, father, and Giovanni de’ Dondi, his son. Giovanni is the better known today: his Astrarium, which he designed and built over a period of 16 years, was a highly complex astronomical clock/planetarium with seven dials and over a hundred gears. The dials showed the positions of the stars, Venus, Mercury, the moon, Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars. This watch, with its single hand, is modelled more after his Dad’s big clock.
With 11 days to go, there’s still time to fund this Kickstarter project and get a limited edition 24 hour watch:
#YOURTIME Swiss Made Luxury Watch
From the blurb:
… #YOURTIME is a 24-hour watch. The dial shows the anti-meridian (am) hours on the left hand side and the post-meridian (pm) hours on the right hand side. The zenith for the sun is reached at 12:00 and is at the top of the dial as indicated by the applied silver sun icon. Most of the commercially available 24-hour wristwatches are based on a 0-23 or 1-24 numbering system and do not show all numbers (they mix numbers and marks). On the other hand Todd & Marlon watches are based on the Double-XII system and all hours are clearly indicated – remarkably this is the only readily available double-XII watch in the market.
Thanks to this design Todd & Marlon have combined the best of two worlds. #YOURTIME watches offer all the benefits of a 24-hour watch and at the same time they still have a close reference to the way people talk about timing while clearly indicating the time. Most people still refer to time on a 12 hour scale making reference to a.m. vs p.m. or morning vs evening. In other words #YOURTIME watches talk the language of the bulk of people while offering them the benefit of a 24 hour watch. On top, the clearly indicated hours and minutes/seconds can facilitate the move from a 12 hour based system to the 24 hour system.
From Markus at Celestial Dynamics comes this beautiful iPhone/iPad/Android app, Cosmic Watch:
The Cosmic Watch is an interactive 3d tool. You can use it as a realtime worldclock, time travel machine, an astrolab, an antikythera mechanism, an orrery, an armillary sphere, or an astral-chart generator.
The unique thing about the clock face is its ecliptic view around the planet. The complex mechanism of telling time is at the touch of your hands with the Cosmic Watch App.
Agutta (Agata) writes:
I create 24-hour clocks 🙂
Agutta is a name of big, hand painted 24-hour wall clocks, created with great passion.
An inspiration comes from medieval astronomical clock towers, which have been witnesses to the history of many cities.
To make a clock I use high quality materials. I always do everything accurately and with attention to every detail.
I develop and convey reliable techniques used in the past to create beautiful and durable medieval manuscripts.
Clocks from agutta measure 24 hours – hour hand makes only one full turn during day and night, which lets the time to pass twice as slow 🙂
Visit agutta.com for more details.
United Kingdom brand “No-Watch” release a new collection on March 1st, 2016. This new collection of unusual watches also contains five 24-hour models, including two one-hand watches. All models are Limited Edition, and only 500 numbered watches are made.
Hard steel case
Stainless steel back cover with engraved serial number
Case size 42x49x9.5mm / 1.65×1.93×0.37in
Scratch-proof mineral glass
Swiss quartz Ronda 515.24H movement
Battery type SR920SW (Renata 371)
Luminous hands, digits and markers (model CM1-2711 only)
Date calendar at “6” hours position (model CM1-2711 only)
3 ATM (100 feet) water resistant
22mm black leather band (premium Italian leather)
Max. wrist size 225mm
Weight 50gm / 1.77oz
Retail price is US$120 (VAT incl.) or US$99 (Tax-Free)
An additional 7% discount is available for 24hourtime.info visitors using coupon code “FD3RAS703SVV”. Visit the official No-Watch website and snap them up!
From Matt aka the rabidpuffin comes this entertaining video about 12 hour and 24 hour time:
The AAA watch club have released a new series of 24 hour watches:
We’d like to introduce you to our new 2000 Series of 24 Hour Dial Watches. Our 2000 Series has a larger 38mm case and a date window based upon feedback from our customers, who can make suggestions as to what they would like to see in a 24 Hour dial watch. We keep those suggestions in mind when designing our 24 hour watches.
The watches are of the same look as our popular, original 1000 Series except that the 2000 Series case is larger and now has a date window. These features were added when our customers requested it via the Popular Request feature.
- twenty-four hour dial with 24 numbers
- stainless steel case
- stainless steel screw-down case back
- luminous (glow-in-dark) white numbers (some models)
- luminous (glow-in-dark) hour and minute hands (some models)
- sturdy black soft rubber strap with mini compass, or
- superior quality Italian leather strap
- stainless-steel buckle
- Swiss quartz movement with date
- 5 ATM (165 feet) water resistant
- scratch-resistant mineral glass
- 1 year warranty
- case width: 38mm
- case thickness: 9mm
- dial width: 29.5mm
- upper strap length: 85mm
- lower strap length: 123mm
They are of excellent quality with precision Swiss 24 Hour Movement – very reliable indeed.