A visual tribute to an unconventional era captured in a vivid modernist design.
The 1960s brought a new sense of aesthetic with simpler forms and simpler colors. The famous saying "less is more" seems to perfectly define the modernistic spirit of this time, translated in the dial composition of many watches.This is my tribute to a watch that never was. The prototype could not testify better of the spirit from the late '60s, with the cutting edge designs that would mark the following designs. The dial looks like no other, showing that the right mix of imbalance and asymmetry can also be extremely attractive. - DH
Watch brands shifted away from the dressy designs of the 1950s and looked into a more sporty display, where the dial would provide the essential in striking colors. The case shape remained fairly traditional, but the dial was simplified, emphasizing color contrasts. The chronographs were now focused on racing events, where the timing of a lap was the most important measurement.
Aside from traditional 2/3-register layout some brands experienced with asymmetrical sub-dials in order to focus on the elapsed minute while the seconds' chronograph hand would be painted bright. Similarly, new materials were used for the straps, to accommodate for the moist environment of a racecar cockpit.