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May 3rd, 2013 – In 2012, heavy-weight industrial designer Tom Dixon launched a range of home accessories called Eclectic by Tom Dixon. The acclaimed collection burst onto the design scene with unique giftware and design objects formed from honest, resilient and heavyweight materials including copper, marble, cast iron.
Eager to continue the success of the new collection, Dixon has proudly unveiled his latest addition to the Eclectic family, Block Watch. A timepiece made from the most minimal components.
There are three different material variations of the Block Watch. The square case is stamped from a block of brass, stainless steel, or rose gold with a Swiss movement.
The dial is deeply etched with the numerals that point precisely at the time makers, encased in a crystal face for protection. Each watch is then laser etched with its own unique number. No more no less.
There is a magical philosophy behind the Jormungand Watch. The design of this truly intriguing watch is the representation of time, flowing back into itself. “Jormungand is a serpent that is large enough to encircle the earth and hold onto his own tail. As the story goes, when Jormungand lets go of his own tail the earth will end,” Wisconsin based Industrial Designer David Prince explains. Prince goes on to note that the “forms of Jormungand are about eternity and time flowing back into itself, hence the helical disc shapes that make up the hour and minute “hands.” The “hands”, are not actual watch hands – instead of watch hands, part of the face is raised up to create a space for tiny sliver of an LED light which peeks through to provide a glow which acts as the hour hand. Beyond the fascinating mythical inspiration – this is watch is brilliant.
(Renderings: David Prince)
Looking straight out of a Mission Impossible movie the Hacker Watch is quite the timepiece. The watch looks strangely like the knob of a safe, so similar that we can almost hear the ticking of the dial. The concave face features a central disk that supports the hands while protecting the lens from Ethan Hunt-like activities, like hanging suspended from a harness and what not (Or just the mundane, inter-office arm wrestling matches, whatever you choose). The watch was crafted by Michael Young and influenced by his engineering projects. It comes outfitted in a stainless steel case, clear lens and polyurethane strap and comes in six different hues to match with your arm wresting sweatbands… or grappling hooks. We’re not judging.
(Photographs: Michael Young)
Mutewatch is a highly sophisticated timepiece that will keep you on point with your day-to-day tasks. The innovative watch has some impressive features imbedded into the design. Just give the watch a light tap on its surface and the band will light up with the time. If you swipe your finger across the face of the band, you can adjust your alarm time. When your alarm goes off, the Mutewatch will vibrate to let you know to move on to your next task. And we’re not talking about just any old vibration, but a built-in motion sensor that will register your movement and automatically adjusts the strength of the vibrations!!! This groundbreaking watch is offered in red, white, and grey, with an LED screen that adjusts light levels based on its surroundings. Mutewatch is a Swedish based company operating out of Stockholm, that is currently selling their watch in local stores. If you’d rather not jet set to Scandinavia to scoop one up, save your frequent flier miles and try online.
(Imagery Provided by Mutewatch)
For such a small object, a pocket watch sure does say a lot about a person! March L.A.B has built a unique and sophisticated pocket watch called the 1805 Black Emerald. The design is said to be inspired by the watch style of the First French Empire, engraved emerald dial with gold indexes set in a black PVD treated stainless steel case. The set comes fully equipped with a chain, lobster buckle, T-bar buckle, and a desk stand. In total, the watch and set retails at $1,250.00 at Union.