watches i like

http://www.designboom.com/cms/images/ridcue/jasper12.jpg another thing i havn't posted about for a while: watches i like. so here's two!

above and below are some variations of the RADO r5.5 watch, designed by jasper morrison. apart from the titanium buckle, the links and watch face are made the same high tech ceramic used in F1 and space shuttles.

the use of this material is what i like about it most i think, but it does look very cool too.

http://www.designboom.com/cms/images/ridcue/jasper02.jpg

http://www.designboom.com/cms/images/ridcue/jasper05.jpg

the second watch i like is the sharing watch by korean design studio maezm. the watch [below] is designed so that it is convenient for more than one person to read.

a normal watch is worn so that it is convenient for the wearer to tell time - with numbers readable when the arm is folded toward the trunk of the body. however, through a slight change of turning the display board 90 degrees, the intrinsic meaning of the watch changes - for example when you are showing someone what time it is. sharing watch by korean design studio maezm displays the time in such a way that it is read in the same way to you as it can be read by others. the simple act of turning the numeric face 90 degrees reconsiders the ritual behavior of sharing time on a different level.

although it would probably confuse you for a few weeks, it is still a nice idea, and just looks so simple.

http://www.designboom.com/cms/images/andrea02/maezm01.jpg

http://www.designboom.com/cms/images/andrea02/maezm03.jpg

http://www.designboom.com/cms/images/andrea02/maezm04.jpg

r5.5 via designboom

sharing watch also via designboom