Alessio Romano

Ora Major


A modern interpretation of the Earth's original timepiece – the Constellations. Designer Alessio Romano was inspired by the notion that other planets in the galaxy might be sharing the same universal timepiece.

Alessio Romano

Alessio Romano was born in 1984 in Catania, where from 1998 he attended the Institute of Art. In 2003 he moved to Milan and graduated in industrial design at IED ( Istituto Europeo di Design). After finishing her studies at the age of 23 he already signed his first project for Segno of Leonardo Luce Italy, working together with the CRIED ( IED Research Centre) developing projects for companies such as Pirelli , Guzzini and Campari. In 2006 he founded the De – signum studio where it begins and grows relationships with major national and international companies, designing lamp, products for indoor and outdoor, fashion accessories and exhibition spaces. From 2014 , after the opening of his studio in Cannes, works between Italy and France. He calls himself a designer with ” iconic ” style. His designs are distinguished by the refined simplicity , clear lines and simple, translated into functional objects and heterogeneous.

In 2012 he contributed to the birth of Pimar Desin Collection succeeds in uniting a centenary material as the stone, to modern and contemporary vision of some of the most well-known designers nationally and internationally, and promising young Italian design. The collection was presented in 2012 in the heart of Brera and in 2013 at the Salone del Mobile, during the design week in Milan.

Since its first project, Alessio Romano, has had numerous awards from the Italian and foreign press, his work has appeared in magazines, books and TV shows. He was selected by magazines such as Case da Abitare and Interni as one of the best young designers Under 35.


Ora Major

Designer: Alessio Romano

Ora Major by Alessio Romano provides a modern interpretation of the world’s original timepiece – the Constellations.

Romano was inspired by the notion that other planets in the galaxy might be sharing the same universal timepiece. The red hour and white minute hands align like stars across a dial as dark as the night sky. The orientation of Ora Major's Constellation shifts with the passing of time.

Designer Alessio Romano attended the Institute of Art, Catania, Italy and Graduated the IED [ Instituto Europeo di Design] Milan, Italy. Since opening his design studio in 2006 his industrial design and product design have encompassed lighting, furniture, household and personal accessories. This awarded designer splits his time between studios in Cannes, France and Milan Italy.

Ora Majoris Romano's secondwatch for Projects Watches after The Optical Watch Series.

Ora Major is made of black IPB stainless steel with a black silicone band, and utilizes a high quality Japanese movement. Ora Major is a unisex-size case measuring 40mm (1.57") in diameter. The watch measures 9.5" from end to end; to 6.5" at the closest hole and 8.5" inches from the farthest hole.

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Sped-up Animation of Watch Movement

Weight: 0.5 lbs

Diameter: 40mm (1.57")

Colors: Black, Red

Material: Black IP Stainless Steel

Movement: Japanese Quartz

Water-resistant: up to 3 ATM

Band Size: 18mm

Band Color: Black

Band Material: Silicone

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