To raise collective consciousness of innovative design, Project Watches is dedicated to celebrating the role that architecture and design play in our daily lives through unique watch design – architecture you can wear.
Moshe Safdie, in collaboration with Project Watches, designed Vertere, a minimalist analog timepiece inspired by the moiré pattern adorning Safdie Architects' newest project, Raffles City Chongqing. The project's façade system along the ground level of the commercial entries inspired the timepiece's ever-changing sequence of shapes and symbols. Project Watches describes:
"The watch is made up of three transparent spinning discs stippled with white opaque dots arranged on a grid. Each disc has painted shapes to indicate hours, minutes, and seconds in primary colors red, blue, and yellow. There are no indices or numerals to keep the focus on the black and white color contrast. As the discs rotate, the Moiré pattern transforms creating complex shapes or sequences of symbols that are refreshing and fun.
This mesmerizing timepiece with monochromatic dial is constructed with a glass lens and black IP stainless steel case to be as minimal as possible. Measuring 40mm in diameter and 9.5mm in thickness the watch is available with a 20mm black leather band."
To see more, or to purchase the watch, visit Project Watches.