Argo Timepiece by Cesare Zuccaro

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Argo

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Timepiece

INSPIRATION:
This design pays a tribute to the Argo constellation and it is inspired by the ancient sextants used for celestial navigation. The incisions around the dial recall the graduated arc of the sextant, while the red hand mimics the lens on the sextant, which helps to measure the elevation angle of celestial bodies.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The project was aimed at creating a timepiece whose design is one of a kind. It features a double dial watch, engraved in different points and available in two color shades, Deep Blue and Black Sea, in honor of Argo's mythical adventures.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The best way to test its quality and functions is by wearing it. Despite its 40 mm case, Argo is as light as significantly smaller watches. There are three different color options (gold, silver and black) available for the case; two (Deep Blue and Black Sea) for the dial and also six straps in two different materials (mesh and leather) and six different colors. Argo is extremely customizable and ready to fully represent the style of the person wearing it.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in Jannuary 2019 in Nardò and finished in May 2019 in Lecce.

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Argo's heart beats thanks to a Swiss-made Ronda 705 quartz movement with date, while the sapphire glass and the strong 316L brushed steel used for the case ensure even more resistance. It's also a 5ATM water resistant.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Case diameter 40 mm, thickness 9,5 mm, glass aperture 35 mm, strap width 20 mm

TAGS:
watch, product, minimal, details, timepiece, design, unconventional,

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The main goal has always been a unique design, combined with a careful choice of materials. The project started bytaking inspiration from an ancient astrolabe, so that the design could be a tribute to the Argo constellation, but it has been decided to give it a modern twist, opting for a sextant instead, a more recent instrument which is also more in line with Gravithin's concept of beauty and design. After going from paper to prototype, the testing phase of the timepiece began. It has been tested within a group of selected people, asking them to give Gravithin feedbacks about the product and its design. The response was 100% positive.

CHALLENGE:
The most complex part in the project was to carry out a design recalling the sextant on the watch dial without any sketches. Initially, a bas-relief was considered, but after running a few tests, it has been noticed it was not the desired outcome for the timepiece, therefore it has been decided to use a double dial, with an engrave dial on a plain one, to make the final design memorable.

ADDED DATE:
2019-06-20 20:55:24

TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Cesare Zuccaro and Fabrizio Cirfiera

IMAGE CREDITS:
Main Image Cesare Zuccaro, 2019
Image #No1 photographer Fabrizio Cirfiera, 2019.
Image #No2 photographer Fabrizio Cirfiera, 2019.
Image #No3 photographer Fabrizio Cirfiera, 2019.
Image #No4 photographer Fabrizio Cirfiera, 2019.

Visit the following page to learn more: http://www.gravithin.com/argo/
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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Gravithin

PROFILE:
Gravithin is a modern watch brand based in Italy. We conceived our designs keeping our feet on the ground while reaching for the stars. Gravithin watches take inspiration from the natural satellites in the universe, combining both classical and minimal features, for a versatile and modern timepiece. The word Gravithin blends the concepts of gravity and thin together, to emphasize on the lightness of our products, their fine workmanship, the high-quality materials and our attention to modern trends.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Argo Timepiece by Cesare Zuccaro is a Nominee in Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Argo Timepiece by Cesare Zuccaro is Winner in Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Category, 2019 - 2020.



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