Eye of the Storm

industrial design

Designed by Chinese-born, German-based Yiran Qian, the Eye of the Storm is a very simple, and minimalist watch.

The most obvious feature is the absence of the watch face, assuming this is not necessary to read the time. As you press the button on its side, two lights come up indicating the time in analog format. I love it.

Yiran Qian says:

A storm can be a violent, destructive natural catastrophe. But at the centre of a swirling storm is a core of calm and quiet – the eye of the storm. This watch design was inspired by the eye of the storm. At its centre is a void. The time moves around the void.

2010 winner of the Red Dot Design Award, Qian's watch is still just a concept. Stay tuned for further information.

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