Nadir STEEL Watch
At its core (pun intended) the Nadir watch from designer Damian Barton is exactly what the name suggests. Meaning “the deepest point on a celestial sphere directly beneath a surface position,” the Nadir never strays from the core of time itself. The arrows point at both the black hour and minute numerals on the steel dial centered atop a similarly steel frame. It may not be polite to point, but with this watch we’ll make an exception.
Prior to studying industrial design, Australian-born designer Damian Barton first got his start in furniture making, for which he completed a four-year apprenticeship. While furniture making techniques can still be found in much of his work, it wasn’t until enrolling at the College of Art, Design & Media in Perth, Australia that Barton found his true calling of industrial design. After relocating to the US in 2003, Barton’s work has received widespread acclaim and has been exhibited by renowned curators—including Ellen Lupton and the Vitra Design Museum for 2econd Skin, an exhibition of the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum featured at Entry 2006 Max Fraser for inclusion in Design UK (London), and Marva Griffin for Avverati – A Dream Come True, Torino World Design 2008—for his inspiring interaction interaction through the fusing of function with innovative forms.
Real-time Animation of Watch Movement
Weight: 1.0 lbs
Diameter: 40mm (1.57")
Height: 8.85mm (0.35")
Material: Brushed Stainless Steel
Movement: Japanese Quartz
Water-resistant: to 5 ATM
Band Size: 20mm
Band Color: Steel
Band Material: Leather, Silicone, Metal Mesh