Design Issue 2017

Special Design +++ Rolex: Updating the Datejust +++ Tag Heuer: Avant-Garde Design +++ Citizen: Designing a World-Record Breaker +++ Style Spotlight: Lume Boom +++

Brands

Armin Storm, Citizen, Hublot, Rolex, Stowa, TAG Heuer

Topics

Feature, Interview, Knowledge, Review, Watchmakers

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USSP1601

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Design Issue 2017
Design Issue 2017 Editor's Letter: Roger Ruegger Content: WORLD OF WATCHTIME, TATTOO WATCHES, WATCHES MEET FASHION, THIN IS IN: DESIGNING A WORLD RECORD, PROGESS THROUGH TECHNOLOGY Content: TAG HEUER HAS ALWAYS BEEN A RISK-TAKER, PROMOTION: ANALOG INTO THE FUTURE, OUTSTANDING WATCHES Page 52-53: The Art of Fusion

WORLD OF WATCHTIME

  • See the global reach of WatchTime and its partners.

WHICH IS WHICH?

  • Can you identify all of the watches pictured here? Turn to page 104 for the answers to this quiz.

TATTOO WATCHES

  • By Maria-Bettina Eich | Boundaries are blurring between traditional luxury and popular culture.

WATCHES MEET FASHION

  • By Maria-Bettina Eich | Fashion’s stars inspire the watch world.

THIN IS IN: DESIGNING A WORLD RECORD

  • By Carol Besler | How (and why) Citizen created the world’s thinnest light-powered analog quartz watch.

DESIGN KING

  • By Jens Koch and Melissa GoĢˆssling | Rolex’s new Datejust hardly differs from its Datejust II. The similar design characteristics set Rolex watches apart from other brands.

‘PROGESS THROUGH TECHNOLOGY’

  • By Alexander Krupp | Audi’s motto also applies to the tourbillon’s importance for watch design. Many 2016 models are styled with such strong high tech that their tourbillons fit well with their overall designs.

OUTSTANDING WATCHES

  • By Rüdiger Bucher | The prestigious Red Dot design award was given to 11 watches in 2016. Two of them earned the Red Dot Best of the Best.

THE ART OF FUSION

  • By Jens Koch | Complex architecture and surprising combinations of materials take the lead in Hublot’s watch designs.

NIGHTLIFE

  • Luminous displays like you’ve never seen are shown here and on pages 71, 77, 85 and 103.

‘TAG HEUER HAS ALWAYS BEEN A RISK-TAKER’

  • By Rüdiger Bucher | Christoph Behling has designed the TAG Heuer collection since 2004. We visited the German designer in his London studio.

SIMPLIFY YOUR TIME 

  • By Maria-Bettina Eich | Some affordable mechanical companions that make life easier – by design.

BLUE IS THE NEW BLUE

  • By Rüdiger Bucher | Blue has been trendy for several years. And the color is likely to remain en vogue.

WHERE WE STAND

  • By Maria-Bettina Eich | Three Swiss designers talk about watch design and its future.

PROMOTION: ANALOG INTO THE FUTURE

  • By Maria-Bettina Eich | New watches from Moritz Grossmann, Stowa and Armin Strom.

LIVING TIME

  • By Jens Koch | Watches that feature warm colors, wood grain, textured leather, textiles, and materials that change over time such as bronze.

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