Design Issue 2018

The Design Issue 2018 is the third edition of WatchTime’s special issue that’s dedicated to the various design aspects in watchmaking.

Brands

Audemars Piguet, Hublot, MB&F

Topics

Feature, Interview, Knowledge, Review, Watchmakers

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Design Issue 2018

TREND: SEE THROUGH

  • By Maria-Bettina Eich | Look at these watches and see what’s inside. Some watches celebrate transparency in ways that are horologically and stylistically innovative.

 

TREND: GREEN

  • By Maria-Bettina Eich | A trendy color or the revival of a classichue? The auras of the new green watches are as changeable as their surfaces.

 

TREND: MOTHER NATURE

  • By Maria-Bettina Eich | Nothing inspires watch designers more strongly this year than nature, especially in its untamed variations.

 

WHICH WATCH IS THE BEST MATCH FOR ME?

  • Follow the arrows to find the watch that suits you best.

 

FUTURITY

  • By Jens Koch | The Royal Oak was the first all-steel luxury sports watch on the market. Today, Audemars Piguet gives the watch a futuristic feel with a number of modern innovations.

 

MAX BÜSSER: ‘THE WATCH IS MY CANVAS’

  • Interview by Maria-Bettina Eich | The founder of MB&F talks about his concept, which sees a watch as a work of art.

 

SMART DESIGNS

  • By Jens Koch | Smartwatches are gaining ground. And while some are styled like analog watches, others venture into totally different worlds of design.

 

THE SHAPE OF TIME

  • Questions by Roger Ruegger |We ask nine designers about the role of design in watchmaking, where they get their ideas, and what they think good design is.

 

PRIZEWINNING DESIGN

  • By Rüdiger Bucher | At the Red Dot Design Award for Product Design in 2017, Hublot was the only watch brand to earn the Red Dot Best of the Best.

 

AVANT-GARDE IN WATCHES AND ARCHITECTURE

  • By Maria-Bettina Eich | The buildings we inhabit and the watches we wear are everyday facts of life. We take them for granted until a creation crosses our path that captures our undivided attention.

 

BLACK ON WHITE

  • By Alexander Krupp | Computers and CAD software are useful, but most new watch designs begin with hand-drawn sketches. We reproduce five of them here.

 

EMOTION IS THE CLINCHER

  • Questions by Maria-Bettina Eich | Fiona Krüger, Simon Husslein and Yvan Arpa take different approaches to the theme of a watch, but all agree it’s a highly emotional object.

 

ALMOST LIKE YESTERDAY

  • By Alexander Krupp | Do you like old things – or new things that look old? The latter are in vogue among watch fans. Take a look at these retro firecrackers of 2017.

 

SPELL IT OUT

  • By Maria-Bettina Eich | Marco Biegert and Andreas Funk began their collaboration as schoolboys in Germany. Now just about everyone loves their Qlocktwo, which spells out the time in words.

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