Frank Gehry designed watchWhile in Asia, I happened upon this watch in a swanky watch in a swanky homegoods store and fell in love. I'm not a big watch-wearer, but this was unique. It wasn't until I did some googling that I found out it was designed by Frank Gehry and made by Fossil. Still, I didn't need a watch and it was 200 bucks there, so I passed.

Thankfully, I mentioned it to my lovely girlfriend because she surprised me with it for Chanukah this year. As you can see from the photo, instead of showing the boring "12:15 PM" it would say "15 past noon"; if it's 3:45, it reads "15 til 4"; and if it's 12:30am it reads "half past midnight". Also, during the day it has white writing on a black background while showing the opposite at night. For a digital watch, it's incredibly elegant.

Unfortunately, I couldn't find much information online about Gehry's inspiration or thoughts on the watch. All I could find was this boring press release. Too bad, as I'd love to hear this thoughts.

Related: The M & Co. watch I got a couple years ago

Update (1/28/06): Gizmodo and Boing Boing point to a similar but uglier watch. I'm much happier with mine.