In Swedish, Strömma means “flow”. And when you read the time on the Strömma watch, you have the impression that it is running out! Designed by George Turvey, Sophie Kim and Christian Bourgeois, the Strömma watch is inspired by mechanical dot displays. Instead of your usual duo of hour and minute hands, Strömma has been enriched with an intriguing alternative. A series of turntables are used to signify the passing minutes! The hour hand has been retained, however, without the support of a pivot, it looks like it floats in the center of the dial.
As the hour hand advances, the plates turn to represent each passing minute. Turn-over plates reveal their colorful reverse! The trivets are available in a variety of colors such as blue, yellow, white and more to suit your preferences! However, when an hour is up, all the plates turn around at the same time, reminding you of a cascading waterfall! The plates return to their matte black display and the phenomenon begins again, each plate rotating one by one according to the passing minutes.
The contrasting color segments take me back to math class at school, reminding me of the pie charts I had to reluctantly tackle. Although it is a concept, the Strömma watch is really interesting and merges a futuristic and traditional design. With a floating needle and colorful flip plates, this is not a watch you come across every day!
Creator: George Turvey, Sophie Kim and Christian Bourgeois
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