Designer: Denis Guidone
Always in our cities the passing of time is ruled by rhythms, sequences, synchronies
Today in the contemporary city is this still valid?
What is the relationship between working time and free time?
Does “work” come before play or the other way around?
Is there a regularity to social activities?
To what extent are people and their activities interconnected to one another’s space?
The Temporal essence of our age reflects itself in the Crossover Black Watch. The dial being the metaphor of the post chronological society, loose from hours; finally free to enjoy one’s own time. The normal three hands placement on the dial has been replaced with three tapered bars that appear to have fallen randomly on top of one another, intended as a nod towards the game of “Pick-Up-Sticks”.
Crossover’s elegant hands appear to be precariously balanced as they rotate around the dial. This illusion is achieved by fixing each of the bars to a central pivot point at different angles, allowing them to move independently while appearing to be stacked on top of each other.
Crossover Watch BLACK is a unisex watch measuring 40mm (1.57”) in diameter and 7.6mm (0.30”) high. It is made of black IP stainless steel with hidden lugs that connect the band seamlessly. Available with a 20mm (3/4”) wide black band or black stainless steel mesh band. Crossover BLACK has black, gray, and yellow hands; Crossover STEEL comes with black, gray and red hands.
Designer Denis Guidone, studied urban planning and architecture in Milan, Italy and Oporto, Portugal. Fascinated by the passing of time, Guidone carries out this intense didactic work for several universities and design schools, in Italy and abroad. His many awards and honorable mentions include: Ida international design award in Los Angeles, IDOT Best Italian Design Product, and The Bruno Munari international award. In February 2018 Denis Guidone was appointed Ambassador of Italian Design and Culture from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Farnesina and “la Triennale di Milano”.
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