Experiment ZRO12 Watch

By Aric Mitchell on December 7, 2012

If the Xenophobes from the Alien movies were to get together on a watch design, chances are pretty good they’d come up with something like the Experiment ZRO12 Watch from C3H5N3O9. And, yes, that’s a compliment. This thing looks wicked complex and aesthetically pleasing, though my mind still boggles a little trying to make sense of how it works.

For you engineers that read our site, you’ll probably know what we’re talking about when we say that it uses a Wankel Engine and multi-layered rotation to tell you what an iPhone would tell you with a simple glance. That’s okay. The ZRO12 is about more than functionality, which it does quite well by the way. It’s also about elegance and style. Observing the watch in motion, it looks like a gear is doing hula-hoops with a guitar pick. Held together in a zirconium case with titanium lugs for extra durability.  Limited to 12 pieces at a price of 110,000 CHF (Swiss Francs) each, you can rest reasonably assured that the guy next to you in first class won’t be wearing the same watch.


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