There are few industries as steeped in tradition and history as the world of luxury watches. However, in this field there are also unexpected collaborations and innovations that break the mold and bring a breath of fresh air to the followers of time. Here are the Top 3 weirdest watch collaborations the world has seen to date.

Top 3 weirdest watch collaborations

Blancpain X Swatch Scuba Fifty Fathoms

Perhaps the recent collaboration between Swatch and Blancpain will surprise you. As one of the most famous watch models of all time, the Omega Speedmaster was almost destined for this. But the same can’t really be said for Blancpain and Fifty Fathoms; partly because the brand is very traditional and loved by connoisseurs rather than the general public.

The Fifty Fathoms is not as popular as the Moonwatch, making the Blancpain x Swatch collaboration a bit confusing next to the MoonSwatch. Other than that, the watch makes a great impression with the utmost attention to detail. Five different variations pay homage to our world’s oceans, the NATO strap is made from recycled fishing nets, and the overall design is very close to the iconic Blancpain Fifty Fathoms, except minus the bold color scheme and more appropriate 42mm diameter. And in contrast to MoonSwatch, you can enjoy mechanical movement.

The Swatch X Blancpain Scuba Fifty-Fathoms features the automatic Caliber SISTEM51 with a 90-hour power reserve and anti-magnetic components. After all, Blancpain is a brand for true watch lovers, right? In any case, this bold move will certainly bring Blancpain more attention – much like the polarizing effect the MoonSwatch had on Moonwatch sales figures.

Oris Pro Pilot X Kermit Edition

 

Here, Kermit is actually a reference to the frog in The Muppet Show. Oris aimed to create a watch that brings people joy and a smile to their faces – and thus the Oris Pro Pilot X Kermit edition was born. At its core, this watch is the famous Pro Pilot, made of lightweight titanium and measuring 39mm in diameter – an ideal size for many wrists. Like the standard variant, the Kermit version boasts an in-house movement with a date display at 6 o’clock, anti-magnetic properties and a whopping five-day power reserve. You can admire the beautifully decorated movement through the sapphire crystal caseback. Of course, this version of the Oris Pro Pilot X wouldn’t be worthy of the Kermit title without its bright green dial. However, the truly standout feature is undoubtedly the frog displayed in the date window on the first day of every month, known as the “Cord Kermit”. All in all, this is a pretty quirky and refreshingly different collaboration.

Hublot Big Bang Unico Nespresso Origin

That’s right, what follows is truly the strangest collaboration between the two brands Hublot and Nespresso. Hublot Big Bang Unico Nespresso Origin is the world’s first watch made from used coffee grounds and Nespresso pods. Limited to just 200 pieces, this watch features a strap filled with recycled coffee grounds and a case, bezel, crown and pushers made from recycled aluminum Nespresso pods. While the green color of the watch doesn’t immediately reveal its origins, the recognizable Nespresso logo certainly confirms the partnership.

This watch boasts an in-house automatic Unico movement – not always the norm for Hublot. It offers an impressive power reserve of 72 hours. The official list price is 25,200 euros (about $26,500), making it quite an expensive watch.

Above are the Top 3 strangest watch collaborations in the world. What do you think about these connections?

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