"Excuse me, sir. Would you happen to have the time?" "Certainly, my good fellow. It is... day." This is about as close to time that the owner of Romain Jerome's Day & Night watch can tell.
The timepiece runs off of Tourbillon movement and only reveals two times - night and day. It was recently for sale at Baselworld, the watch and jewelery industry's largest annual trade fair, for an astonishing $300,000.
Some might say that a watch of this kind is a "waste of time." I, myself, agree with Mark Twain who says "Time and tide wait for no man. A pompous and self-satisfied proverb, and was true for a billion years; but in our day of electric wires and water-ballast we turn it around: Man waits not for time nor tide."
Watch Only Shows 2 Times
1. Limited-display Watches - The trend of watches with limited-display designs, like the Romain Jerome's Day & Night watch, presents opportunities for innovative timekeeping solutions.
2. Luxury Timepieces - The luxury watch industry has the potential to develop and market high-end limited-display watches, catering to niche consumers who value unique designs and exclusivity.
3. Disruptive Watch Technology - The development of disruptive watch technology, such as Tourbillon movement, can revolutionize the way time is presented and experienced on a timepiece.
1. Watch and Jewelry - The watch and jewelry industry can explore innovative designs and limited-display features, creating high-end timepieces that cater to niche consumers and set new trends.
2. Luxury Goods - Luxury goods industry can leverage the demand for limited-display watches by offering exclusive and high-quality timepieces that appeal to affluent consumers seeking unique and luxurious accessories.
3. Technology - The technology industry can collaborate with the watch industry to develop and integrate innovative movements and features, enhancing the functionality and desirability of limited-display watches.