Reveal Watch - Design Bureau

Reveal Watch

Reveal Watch

Reveal Watch

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Watch designer Daniel Will-Harris looks to hide the passage of time with the Reveal Watch. The timepiece, available in silver, black stainless steel, blue and red, allows the current time to be read through a hole in a disk that displays the watch’s hour and minute hands while covering the rest of the numbers. By concealing the majority of the watch face, Will-Harris hopes it will encourage watch wearers to focus only on the present. “The real core of my design is to distill things down to their essence. When you really distill something down to its essence, it’s more potent.”

The real core of my design is to distill things down to their essence. When you really distill something down to its essence, it’s more potent.

Another of Will-Harris’ recent creations was inspired by, and in partnership with, the Museum of Modern Art. According to Will-Harris, the Fritted Watch incorporates “little gestures” evident in architect Yoshio Taniguchi’s redesign of the MoMA building. The watch captures the glass fritting of the building’s windows and applies it to the face of the watch on a miniaturized scale. “The windows were a direct precedent for the watch. The way that fritted windows frame views through screens makes for very modern moments.”

Reveal Watch, $90, www.momastore.org

 

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