Design by Eric Janssen.
Finally a watch that works the way people do! At first glance, Off-Axis appears to be a cleanly designed high-quality archetypal wristwatch, which it is - but with a clever twist: the viewing axis of the dial has been rotated clockwise by 30 degrees. This simple innovation makes bending at the elbow in order to read the time obsolete. Clean and simple, Off-Axis is offered with a black case, face and band with orange dial and white face markings.
Off-Axis features Ronda 1062 Slimtech movement, Swiss made with Swiss parts that are repairable. Battery life lasts up to six years due to very low energy consumption. The case, buckle and crown are made of surgical grade stainless steel with a super-hardened scratch-resistant mineral crystal. The band is in polyurethane. Water resistance is 5 ATM (50 meters).
Recipient, Good Design Award.
Material(s): Stainless steel, polyurethane
Designer: Eric Janssen
American designer Eric Janssen has been designing products and furniture from his studio in New York City since 1997. His work exhibits a keen interest in materials and production processes, as well as a simple, archetypal approach to form. A subtle wit is often present in his sculptural and iconic designs. In addition to designing for AREAWARE, Janssen has designed products for The Museum of Modern Art and Merlo-T (Switzerland), among others. His designs have appeared in numerous exhibitions, trade fairs and publications worldwide.View other products by Eric Janssen
Areaware is a New York City based producer of thoughtful, new and inspiring products that serve a practical purpose while looking beyond the ordinary. Areaware has become a strong voice for American design, working with talents like Harry Allen, Jonas Damon, David Weeks and Singgih Kartono among its collective of strong design voices. Creating products from a diverse range of media and design languages, the Areaware product range includes home accents, functional accessories and furnishings that are simple, beautiful, humorous and poetic.View other products from Areaware