The Hacker Watch: Gold Has Never Looked So Modern

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Despite the name, Michael Young's Hacker Watch is as inspired by the industrial 21st century cyberpunk aesthetic as it is something more ancient and opulent—almost like a sundial built as a tribute to Helios.

The scooped edges, the gold (coloring), the chunk of metal smack dab in the middle. Hardly indicative of the cool and impersonal qualities of contemporary design. It's looking forward and backwards at the same time. Best of all it's roughly under $200, which means that slapping this beauty on your wrist won't require a small fortune to be spent. [Dezeen]