A visual tribute to an unconventional era captured in a vivid modernist design.
The 1960s brought a new sense of aesthetic with simpler forms and simpler colors. The famous saying >>less is more<< seems to perfectly define the modernistic spirit of this time, translated in the dial composition of many watches.
This is my tribute to a watch that never was. The prototype could not testify better of the spirit from the late 60’s, with the cutting edge designs that would mark the following designs. The dial looks like no other, showing that the right mix of imbalance and asymmetry can also be extremely attractive. – DH
41mm stainless steel 316L
22mm lug width
47.3mm lug to lug
Depth 50 meters – 165 feet
Screw-back case with 3D Maze
Sapphire coated double domed mineral glass with anti-reflective treatment
Watch brands shifted away from the dressy designs of the 1950s, and looked into more sporty display, where the dial would provide the essential in striking colors. The case shape remained fairly traditional, but the dial were simplified, emphasizing on colors contrasts. The chronographs were ow focused on racing events, where the timing of a lap was the most important measurement.
Aside from traditional 2/3-register layout some brands experienced with asymmetrical sub-dials in order to focus on the elapsed minute while the seconds chronograph hand would be painted bright. Similarly, new materials were used for the straps, to accommodate for the moist environment of a racecar cockpit.
- Minimalist dial
- Brushed case
- Screw-back with 3D Maze