“Until we recognise the universe in our heads, attempts to understand reality will remain a road to nowhere.” The psychologist has just laid this one on you as you settle uneasily into the couch. ‘Would you like to contribute to that argument?’
“Here’s another one for you, how can a particle change its behaviour depending on whether or not you watch it?” Psychologists love talking about such things, but as the meter ticks away on your session, and you’re busy recounting how your failure to bond with your father is the reason you are a serial underachiever, the psychologist has a linear way of thinking about time which results in him wanting to buy more watches with your hard earned cash. Never mind what’s on your mind, this is what could be on his wrist, or even in his well tailored pocket.
Audemars Piguet Platinum Pocket Watch
Regressive hypnotherapy never looked so good. This gorgeous 1940s Audemars Piguet Platinum pocket watch is exceptionally rare, no more than a handful were made. The original crown wound Platinum pocket watch is centre jewelled. Its platinum sheen quickly transports patients across distances instantaneously as if there were no space or time between them.
Mr. Jones Watches: Dawn West Dusk East
This timepiece from Mr. Jones Watches was designed with artist Brian Catling. This is a watch that helps to slow down time, Catling argues that we don’t really need the micro-precision that most watches boast, rather we should be more contemplative about the passing of time. The ‘eye’ makes one revolution every 12 hours, and the colours underneath change from black to silver to gold to red. Enigmatic, subtle and poetic, this unusual watch poses as many questions as it answers.
The Lange Zeitwerk
The Lange Zeitwerk finished first in the category “Complicated Mechanics” at the MunichTime fair three years ago. Lange was also the first non-Swiss brand to win the “L’Aiguille d’Or” (“Golden Hand”), the most prominent award of the Swiss watchmaking industry, at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. It’s just the kind of hugely expensive watch a top Hollywood psychologist can not only afford to wear, but is expected to wear. It even sounds its own crystal clear bell at every quarter of an hour; perfect for bringing to an end the procession of your subverted views on your lack of a sex life.
Jean Romilly Verge Antque Pocket Watch
Dating from the 1760s, not only would this supremely elegant Romilly pocket watch have the eye-catching gilt casing to soothe and hypnotise the mind, but Romilly was a keen intellectual in his own right. A successful businessman, author, weatherman, and clockmaker, Jean Romilly rose from a poor immigrant background to an economic position “close to opulence when the French Revolution occurred.” Born into a clockmaking dynasty in Geneva, Romilly joined his father, uncle, and three brothers in the family business. When he was about twenty, he emigrated to Paris and was soon accepted into the intellectual circle of the capital. Romilly was a good friend of noted philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau and contributed several articles on clock- and watchmaking to Denis Diderot’s Encyclopédie.
Sigmund Freud Watch
Some psychologist’s like to put the patient at ease by first laughing at themselves. This is the perfect watch to do it, a Sigmund Freud novelty watch which constantly shows what’s on his mind – and Freud strongly believed that sex was on a man’s mind every three seconds. But don’t worry, your psychologist’s other watch is a Patek Philippe Rose Gold Calatrava.
Asus Waveface Ultra
Intuitive usability is the buzzword for the “Ultra” from ASUS. It’s a wearable computer/cellphone concept that can be worn around the wrist like a bracelet, becoming a fashionable accessory for the trendy psychologist in his hip clinic. Based around a flexible OLED display, the wearable Waveface system can be controlled through hand gestures in mid-air or by touching the display, allowing the user to carry or access files or content anytime anywhere. This watch enables the psychologist to call up his notes on his wristwatch whenever you disagree with what you told him the week before.
Quotes taken from Robert Lanza’s article, Is Death An illusion