Design: Alessio Romano (2015)
Optical BLUE’S creative origins can be traced back to the outgrowth of the culture and style of the 60s. Romano was heavily influenced by the works of Op-Artists such as Victor Vasarely, Bridget Riley and Richard Anuszkiewicz. His goal being to create an ever changing optical illusion with the movement of the hour and minute hands.
“… instability perception is engaging every time you look at this watch.”
Optical BLUE is made of black IPB stainless steel and complemented with a black silicone band, and utilizes a high quality Japanese movement. It is considered the perfect unisex-size case measuring 37mm (1.45″) in diameter. Right in between our largest 40mm and smallest 33mm unisex sizes. The watch measures 9.5” from end to end; to 6.5″ at the closest hole and 8.5″ inches from the farthest hole.
Alessio Romano has earned 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 Casa da Arbitari and Interni as one of the best young designers under 35.
Romano is called the designer with “iconic” style. His designs are distinguished by the refined simplicity, clear lines and the simple function of his design.