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This project focused on the development of a concept wristwatch. Emphasis was placed on developing a new way to read time, surface texturing and a sleek modern aesthetic. Design development drew inspiration for sun dials and their fixed vertical fixture. There was a particular interest in time moving around a fixed point, similar to the concept of the planets revolving around the sun.
The final design focused on maintaining a sleek modern aesthetic with an emphasis on delicate detailing and surfacing. Time is displayed via two rotating discs. These discs rotate clockwise and time is always referenced from the vertical white marker on the lens surround.
The body and strap have elastomer-like qualities which allows the watch to stretch around the hand and conform to the users wrist. The strap interior has a unique textured surface that draws inspiration from contemporary sporting shoes. The purpose of this is to visually express the concept of grip between the watch and user wrist.
Rear three quarter view
Side profile
Examples of time
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Eclipse

Eclipse

Comments (24)
  • wow man, this is stunning!

    11 years ago

  • I like the concept of the numbers moving around a fixed point. Different... nice.

    11 years ago

  • wow, excellent!

    11 years ago

  • Will try and post some more up in the near future =)

    11 years ago

  • Thanks for the feedback. Was just trying to reinvent the watch in a clean contemporary manner while still maintaining some of the traditional and mechanical aspects of analogue watches.

    11 years ago

  • Nice selection of images.

    11 years ago

  • Well done. The form is simply beautiful. I love the suggestion of the soft material that is co-injection molded on the inside of the watch. The texture pattern is also neat-o.

    11 years ago

  • Cheers, It is always hard to draw the line between being simple and too simple. The texture was certainly an interesting thing to model! Glad it came out how I was thinking it would look in my head o_O

    11 years ago

  • AWESOME!!!!!

    11 years ago

  • simply coool :)

    11 years ago

  • Really nice sketches!

    11 years ago

  • very cool!!!

    11 years ago

  • mad skills

    11 years ago

  • nice concept kenneth. great modeling, too. what software did you use for modeling and rendering?

    11 years ago

  • Cheers, the concept was created in Rhino and rendered in Bunkspeed Hypershot.

    11 years ago

  • Really nice work Ken, I remember battling with a similar watch for Product 1 trying to get a nice form and texture, this is how it should have turned out!

    10 years ago

  • great work

    10 years ago

  • this is great stuff

    10 years ago

  • so very cool!

    10 years ago

  • intriguing! great layout.

    9 years ago

  • Great Sketches Kenneth

    9 years ago

  • Awesome work!

    9 years ago

  • sweet!

    9 years ago

  • Lovely texture, nice attention to detail!

    9 years ago

Kenneth Young
Industrial Designer at Ziba Design Portland, OR