Ukrainian-born designer Aleksej Iskos and Zavod, a watch company have created the Real Time Watch, a wristwatch that pays homage to analog timepiece design.
A watch is, first of all, an instrument for measuring time, and the designer’s inspiration stems from traditional instruments found in a scientist’s lab or a pilot’s cockpit.
The crown has a milled pattern, like a machine tool, to ensure optimal friction.
The strap is made of the finest leather, that sits softly against the wrist.
Real Time is about function and numbers, rather than frivolous style or decoration.
There are no hour or minute hands on our watch.
Instead, the two dials turn like planets around the sun.
The team thinks it gives a better feeling of the passage of time to see the minutes whirl and the hours slowly disappear from sight beneath the metal case.
On the back of the watches, you will find the names and coordinates of Dark Sky Reserves around the world, along with a star chart and the date and time of the annual meteor shower.
Project: Real Time Watch
Designer: Aleksej Iskos
Photographers: Roman Pashkovskiy, Julia Vdovychenko, and Vlad Klimenko