While most of the watch news you’ll read over the next couple of weeks will be coming out of Basel, perhaps the most conceptually interesting watches to be released this month will be coming from Kickstarter. Yes, you read that right. MMT, whose minimal and refined watches we’ve reviewed before, just announced a new series called Ephemeris that takes the elegance of their previous watches and adds a unique customizable twist unlike any you’ve seen before.
The aptly titled Ephemeris will be available to order for only a little over one month, only though the crowd-funding platform. But what makes them interesting is not their exclusivity, but that each watch will be customized for its owner. Looking at the dial, you’ll see clean pieces of brushed metal in steel or rose gold, with a series of concentric circles punctuated by dots of varying sizes. The astute might have already figured it out, but those dots represent the planets in our solar system, and the lines their orbits around the sun, which is the center of the dial (not to scale, of course). But, it’s not the shapes that matter, but rather their locations, as each dial can be precisely configured to show the positions of the planets on any date for your choosing.