Slixy Watch by Miroslav Stiburek

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Slixy

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Watch

INSPIRATION:
I produce and create from the deepest intentions of my heart and that is to design and create whatever form it takes. It took me some time to realise what I wanted but at the end the Slixy watch is the product of this. My main inspiration and influence came from the society, Gfore and Mosssimo Giannulli's coloured golf gloves. I distribute his golf gloves, and I worked closely with them. I wanted to do the same thing but with a fashion watch and aim at the general fashion market.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The uniqueness of the design lies in the actual combination of different features and materials. The watch is water resistant, made of stainless steel, the strap is coloured leather available in 8 colours, the quartz movement is made by a swiss brand Ronda, and glass is sapphire crystal. The combination of these things along with an attractive price along with a simple, minimalistic, yet a traditional watch design makes the result presented here.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
It functions like a classic watch with a traditional leather strap.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in April 2015 and completed at the end of December. Prague, Czech Republic.

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
I start and end with a pen and paper. From then on, I communicate with engineers or 3d modellers. In the case of the slixy watch, I worked with an engineer who did the necessary technical drawings so it could be produced. The materials and other relevant technology I have discussed with my manufacturer, who was in charge of obtaining these materials.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Watch width/diameter/depth: 40mm, height of watch: 8 mm. Packaging: 200mm x 72mm x 110mm. The quartz movement is by a swiss company Ronda, water resistant 5atm. Strap is genuine leather. Glass is sapphire crystal. The watch is made of stainless steel. In the coloured version, the main case is coloured so doesn't have the steel look like the one on the watch presented here has.

TAGS:
watch, fashion, hipster, leather, accessories, teenagers, minimalism, steel, clock

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
I started making research what society thinks, and what social media and internet is doing with watches and everything else, and I wanted to give it a try with a traditional watch, and help society, mainly teenagers, to find love in traditional watches. However, pushing the boundaries with different colours that they can combine to different outfits, to achieve playfulness and emit open mindedness.

CHALLENGE:
I have spent 48 hours solely on visual reasoning of the hands and markers to create what I wanted, as I have eventually removed the seconds hand as I felt that it was cleaner with just two hands. Same with for example the sound of the strap. Inside the strap/watch attachment, it made this quirky sound, which just was not acceptable for me, so I spent 2 weeks and exchanged 30 emails on this subject with my manufacturer, until we have attached it so well, that it now makes no sound at all.

ADDED DATE:
2016-02-27 22:41:54

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IMAGE CREDITS:
Photographer Miroslav Stiburek, 2016

PATENTS/COPYRIGHTS:
Copyrights belong to Miroslav Stiburek. Patent is about to be submitted in the Czech Republic.

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
SLIXY

PROFILE:
SLIXY, a brand born from an inner desire to share love and pass onto people positive emotions and energy. This is the main goal of the brand, and will focus on creating new and original products that provide customers with interesting and fashionable products. Brand was created from combining words slick and sexy, which defines its main philosophy.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Slixy Watch by Miroslav Stiburek is a Nominee in Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Slixy Watch by Miroslav Stiburek is Winner in Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Category, 2015 - 2016.

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