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Worthless Luxury

Speaking to desire for impracticality, the watch market highlights uselessness

Implications - As the number of clientele for luxury goods continues to grow exponentially, the notion of opulence is being expanded to include a design ethos that highlights uselessness. With specific regard to timepieces, this movement of worthless luxury products signifies a preference for status over function; as designer goods become commonplace, the status-obsessed require continued stimulation in new and exotic ways.
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$35,000 Timepieces
$35,000 Timepieces
The Devon Tread 1G Keeps Time but Breaks Budgets
Timepieces have never been so luxurious and detailed as the Devon Tread 1G. This intricate timepiece is an inspiration draw from the Industrial Revolution. Constructed with delicate care and the... MORE
Futuristic Chevron Timepieces
Futuristic Chevron Timepieces
The 'Volt' Faceless LED Watch is a Sci-Fi-Styled Accessory
When sitting on the wrist, the ‘Volt’ faceless LED watch appears to be a sporty bracelet or a piece of weaponry from the future. Its angled design and sleek surfaces give it a Sci-Fi... MORE
Complexing Luxury Car Timepieces
Complexing Luxury Car Timepieces
The Hublot Masterpiece MP-05 LaFerrari Watch is for Suave Drivers
If you’re one of the lucky—nay wealthy—individuals who own one of the limited Ferrari LaFerrari sports cars, then the Hublot Masterpiece MP-05 LaFerrari Watch is a natural next... MORE
Galactic Explorer Watches
Galactic Explorer Watches
The Bernhard Lederer Gagarin Tourbillon Celebrates Yuri Gagarin
The newest timepiece from Bernhard Lederer, the ‘Gagarin Tourbillion,’ is designed through the inspiration of legendary astronaut Yuri Gagarin. With only 50 available, this limited... MORE
Sleek Superhero Chronometers
Sleek Superhero Chronometers
The Shield Watch Copies the Iconic Costume of Captain America
There might be something familiar about the way that the Shield Watch looks, yet you will first be drawn to its futuristic streamlined aesthetic. With sufficient illumination, you’ll notice... MORE
Segmented Analog Watch Faces
Segmented Analog Watch Faces
The Cassini Concept Watch Tells Time with Flowing Lines
Watch designer extraordinaire Samuel Jerichow has whipped up his latest creation with the Cassini concept watch. The Cassini is technically an analog watch, although it looks nothing like the analog... MORE

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