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The Hour Watch

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Crispin Jones


created by

Crispin Jones

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Every Second Counts

Athlete Graeme Obree knows every second counts - he is, after all, a highly-acclaimed speed cyclist. But with this watch, his input on the design also offers a constant reminder time is most valuable when we are using it mindfully. With a black face housed in a sleekly styled, black stainless steel case, the watch's hands seem to float across a void. But what appears to be a surprisingly wide hour hand is actually an opening in the watch face itself, actually reminiscent of the drivetrain of a fixed wheel track bicycle. That opening shifts with the passing time, revealing a series of colorful words beneath that prompt the wearer with positive messages such as "engage", "reflect", "observe", and more. The weight and visual details of the watch, including its metal mesh wristband, make this a prized personal accessory. It comes in a handsome presentation box illustrated with artwork specially commissioned from artist Hannah Davies. Wristband adjusts to fit most sizes. Battery lasts 2-3 years before replacing. Made in China.

Crispin Jones is a London-based designer, whose work is chiefly concerned with exploring the social impact of technology. He graduated from the Royal College of Art in London with a Masters Degree in Computer Related Design in 2000, since then he has worked for a number of companies including Casio Research, Philips Design and IDEO London. He has also worked independently and in partnership (as one half of Robson and Jones) on interactive projects for a high profile clients including Tate Modern, The V and A and The Science Museum.

Alongside the commercial design projects, he has produced more experimental works - these projects have been exhibited internationally. Additionally, he has taught at various international design institutions including The Royal College or Art (UK), Central St Martins (UK), Interaction Design Institute of Ivrea (Italy) and Schooling Pad (Japan).

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stainless steel
Band: 9" L, Face: 1.25" dia.
Clean occasionally with a soft, dry lint-free cloth. Water resistant 5 ATM - Suitable for showering or swimming in shallow water.
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