Contour maps, topographical models, stone quarry excavations and agricultural terraces – this TERRA TIME watch has been conceived as an ‘earthwork on your wrist;’ where the sculptural qualities of light and shadow add poetic dimensions to the time-keeping services.See the Working Model Watch the Video
Terra-Time Watch Gray
Design: SITE (James Winde and Alex Donahue)
Terra Time Watch inspired by landscape references – contour maps, topographical models, stone quarry excavations and agricultural terraces – this TERRA TIME watch has been conceived as an ‘earthwork on your wrist;’ where the sculptural qualities of light and shadow add poetic dimensions to the time-keeping services.
Since the visual identity of most watches is dependent on graphic imagery or some form of exposed technology, this ‘mini-quarry on your wrist’ offers a multi-layered sculpture, where light and shadow add poetic dimensions to the time keeping experience.
The watch is in steel sandblasted several times over which gives it a gray look. The dial is comprised of 6 layers or as we like to refer to it, “six shades of gray” each representing the layers of the earth. Terra-Time is guaranteed to be noticed and goes with anything.
The Watch has a gray brushed stainless steel case. It measures 40mm (1.57″) in diameter and has a 20mm wide gray silicone band. The watch measures 10″ from end to end with 7″ to the closest hole and 8 3/4″ inches from the farthest hole. Terra-Time is “monochromatic” in appearance with its variations of a gray palette.
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About James Wines
Designer of more than 150 architecture, interior design, public space, and landscape architecture projects for clients ranging from PepsiCo to Best Products to the cities of Hiroshima and Vienna, James Wines founded the interdisciplinary SITE Environmental Design in 1970. In addition to being the recipient of numerous awards, Wines has lectured and written extensively on architecture and environmental design.
- 1995 Chrysler Award for Design Innovation
- Author of two books, Architecture as Art and De-architecture
- Chairman of Environmental Design at Parsons School of Design (1984-1990)
'Most of SITE's projects during the past decade have focused on integrating buildings with their contexts, bringing the natural environment into the cityscape, and incorporating communications technology with architecture. The purpose has been to translate green design principles and narrative content into visual imagery."
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