We’ve seen square all-ceramic watches, synchronized dance clocks, and even watches with cyberpunk dream worlds enclosed in glass domes. There are probably as many unique watch models as there are designers for them. Watches are generally trendy microcosmic introductions to the people who wear them. This is why vintage Casios can take us back to their heyday in the ’70s or why wearing a watch similar to Tony Soprano’s 18k yellow gold Rolex can make us feel like New Jersey mafia bosses. Norm Edward’s elliptical-shaped technical watch takes us somewhere else, into the distant future, perhaps to the Hollywood backdrop of James Bond’s 52nd installment or to a space community on Mars.
Heritier, a community of watch enthusiasts who create limited edition timepieces, aims to bring the heritage and values of watchmaking to the 21st century by bringing global communities, partnerships and charitable initiatives closer together. common love for watches. The rendering of Edwards’ technical watch began as a study of the passion of the founder of Heritier, Julien Bonzom for watchmaking and horology. Enclosed in a thin double-glazed glass dome, the inner workings of the clock are only slightly revealed. While some cogwheels and gears are within sight, a concentric, tiered design pulsates from the center of the clock and extends to the inner edge of the dial, where digital minute markers mark the hour. the day. Matte stainless steel accents cleverly support and obstruct the glass dome, matching the round group of pinions and gears on the overhanging extension of the watch, which keeps the watch on time.
Resembling the appearance of a joystick, or even a narrow egg shape, the design of Norm Edwards’ tech watch could be imagined wrapped around the wrist of a futuristic spy agent or a man. successful metropolitan businessman weaving between skyscrapers in a hovercraft. Whoever wears it, the abstract form of the watch and its sleek and somewhat hidden internal mechanism exudes an air of compound complexity, a combination that has always mystified the world of watchmaking and watchmaking, and always will be.
Designer: Norm Edwards