miki eleta's timeburner watch honors early internal combustion engines
miki eleta's timeburner watch honors early internal combustion engines
mar 19, 2015

miki eleta's timeburner watch honors early internal combustion engines

miki eleta’s timeburner watch honors early internal combustion engines
images courtesy of miki eleta




limited to 99 pieces per model, miki eleta unveils his first ever kinetic timepiece, the ‘timeburner’, at the baselworld watch and jewelry show in switzerland. it pays tribute to the earliest internal combustion engines and all the noise, grease and chrome that came with them. the aluminum piston which replaces the hands in the role of telling the time, is driven by a mechanical movement, initiated when the wearer winds the spark plug. the 48 mm wide wristwatch has a stainless steel case that features three sapphire crystals and has an untreated bronze crown. furthermore, each one has a water resistance rating of 3 ATM and a 46 hour power reserve that works at a frequency of 18,000 v/h. the nostalgic ‘timewatch’ is available in three editions; the charming silverlight, the adventurous chrome-rider and the provocative all-black.

the all-black mode has dark, unrestrained, uncompromising, hedonistic and provocative characteristics


the chrome-rider reflects an impulsive, courageous, daring, decisive and self-sufficient appearance


the silverlight displays energy, selflessness, passion, charm and romance




[h/t] blog to watch

  • Not clear. Does the piston travel once per hour, or once per minute? The “60” could refer to minutes or seconds. I’d prefer once per minute.

    JJ says:
  • Nice to see a truly unconventional watch design.

    Kory says:

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