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Architect Designs His Dream Watch

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In the world of design, sometimes the most intriguing creations arise from crossing boundaries between disciplines. This is precisely what happened when Christo Logan, an award-winning architect from Brooklyn, decided to venture into the realm of horology. Known for his innovative architectural designs, Logan’s chance encounter with a watch factory owner in Taipei sparked an idea that would blend his architectural prowess with his newfound passion for watchmaking. The result is the Good + Evil Omen wristwatch, a striking timepiece that marries architectural principles with sophisticated watch design.

The Good + Evil Omen wristwatch is not just a timepiece; it is a piece of art. Logan’s design process began by challenging conventional assumptions about what a watch should look like. By starting from “first principles,” he was able to rethink and subvert the basic elements of a timepiece. The result is a 40mm case wristwatch featuring an eye-catching asymmetrical layout and shadowy details that draw curiosity and admiration. The labyrinth watch face, red centerpiece plus symbol seconds dial, and off-center strap configuration are not just functional but also visually stimulating, echoing the boldness of modern architectural updates.

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One of the standout features of the Good + Evil Omen is its minimalist yet intricate design. The watch’s flush crown and Swiss-made Ronda quartz movement ensure both reliability and precision. The anti-reflective sapphire crystal framed by a stainless steel case provides durability and clarity, making it perfect for daily wear. These elements come together to create a watch that is as dependable as it is aesthetically pleasing, much like Logan’s architectural designs.

Logan’s approach to the Good + Evil Omen draws parallels to the works of renowned designers like Marc Newson and Roger Tallon, known for their innovative and unconventional designs. The D-shaped outline of Logan’s watch, though similar to Tallon’s timepieces, was a coincidental discovery, adding a layer of serendipity to the design. This watch embodies the intersection of past and present, tradition and innovation, much like the exhibits found in a Design Gallery, where historical artifacts and modern masterpieces coexist.

Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, Logan is now taking preorders for the Good + Evil Omen wristwatch at a discounted price, with plans to deliver by September 2024. This venture not only showcases Logan’s versatility as a designer but also highlights the seamless integration of architectural updates and design principles into everyday objects. The Good + Evil Omen wristwatch is a testament to the endless possibilities that arise when creativity and craftsmanship intersect, making it a must-have for design enthusiasts and watch collectors alike.

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