'dark noon collection' by nendo
all photos by hiroshi iwasaki
japanese studio nendo has designed 'dark noon', a series of five different timepieces for danish watch company noon.
the design of the disks and dials were made using the company's disk system employed in their limited edition 'no. 17' watch.
most of noon's collection uses multi-colored semi-transparent disks creating bright, ever-changing patterns as they move across each other.
in contrast to the vibrant selection, these pieces use black faces and white lines accented with gold to express time differently
than most chronometer watches. each hand-watch is distinct aesthetically and mechanically.
'times': a watch with twelve small faces where miniature watch hands revolve to tell the time
'numbers': separated parts meet exactly at 3, 6, 9 adn 12pm in which the numbers become fully visible
'gears': parts connect and look like the cogs in a clock
'numbers': hour and minute hands are both expressed in dotted lines, creating a solid line when they cross
back view of the watch