The Atticus is inspired by 1930s Bauhaus designs with a focus on form and simplicity. The watch is designed to blend into the modern era but keeping a timeless form.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The bezel is designed to be slim and free of any adornments to keep the focus on the dial. The dial features a sans-serif typeface to help keep the face clean and modern. The red from the power reserve dial provides a striking accent to the face to break away from the color palette.
Rather than trying to hide the thickness of the case through tapering, the height is embraced by designing the barrel so that it sits straight up.
The attached crown is kept slim to keep profile minimal whilst balanced by a knurled pattern to improve the grip.
Connecting the straps to the dial, 20mm wired lugs have been used to separate the straps from the body and prevent distractions from the dial.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Power can be restored via movement of the watch or hand winding the crown clockwise. The date and time can also be modified by pulling the crown out and winding clockwise.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The concept started in Melbourne, Australia December 2014 with the prototype created in June 2015. The prototype was refined for the next few months before launching in December 2015.
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The barrel of the case is machined from a solid block of steel and uses PVD to attain the rose gold color. The Japanese movement is placed into the case and sealed using a rubber ring for water resistance
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The diameter of the watch is 40mm with a height of 11.7mm. The Atticus utilizes a Japanese automatic movement that requires no batteries and beats at a smooth 28,800bph. The watch is rated for 5ATM water resistance and features a flat sapphire crystal.
Powered by the Japanese Miyota 9132 automatic movement, the Archibald features the following components: Automatic winding, Hand winding, Date, Power reserve dial, 24 hour dial, 3 central hands.
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The design research derives from the study of Bauhaus inspired industrial design and products combined with experience in horology.
The challenge was to design a mechanical watch that looked relevant in the 21st century.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Ricky Fung, Duyen Tran
Photographer Ricky Fung
Copyrights belong to Ricky Fung, 2016