QLOCKTWO W by Biegert & Funk- Telling time in Words & Style
BIEGERT & FUNK is a design agency based on the principles of design and technology, founded by Marco Biegert and Andreas Funk to develops products, campaigns and applications. The designer duo have always been fascinated by time; this fascination has brought fort the development of the QLOCKTWO family of time expressive devices.
The basic shape of the QLOCKTWO W is, like all QLOCKTWO® variations, a square. The design is minimalist and precision crafted, its form reduced to the essentials. The high quality brushed stainless steel casing measures 35 x 35 mm. The watch comes with either a rubber or leather strap. Together with the time, QLOCKTWO W also displays the calendar day or seconds. “It is operated by a single push button and could not be more simple: one push to display the time, two for the calendar day and three for the seconds,” says designer Marco Biegert.
It is essentially a shrunk down version of the company’s QLOCKTWO wall and desktop clocks; which I might add are lovely piece of technology and style.The QLOCKTWO W contains a grid of 110 letters, which is used in a very artistic yet simplistic many to create a unique representation of time telling. by pressing the button on the right hand side of the watch, the relevant letters will light up to reveal the time in readable text – “It is half past twelve” or “It is a quarter to eight”, for example. Additional presses of the button will reveal the calendar day, and then the seconds.
English and German versions are set to come out in fall of 2012, and Biegert & Funk has set up a page for updates and inquiries on its site.
I for one am excited to see and experience this watch in person. I think the QLOCKTWo W wrist watch brings a level of uniqueness and style in design to technology as a whole