thomas cruyl: cwatch
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jan 11, 2010

thomas cruyl: cwatch


‘cwatch’ by thomas cruyl from belgium is one of the 150 shortlisted entries from the recent designboom competition ‘the intelligent hand’ in collaboration with macef.

‘cwatch’ is a tribute to the tradition of swiss artisan watch making. this timepiece combines the technical art of its internal mechanisms with the craftsmanship of another artisan technique – a decorative wooden exterior. the result is a hand watch which resembles that of a cuckoo clock.

the jury is almost finished making their selections and the results of the competition will be unveiled on january 15th, 2010.


  • I want one!

    Scott says:
  • Is not a suisse w., is a german , because this kind of a cuckooclock you can find in the Black Forest, South Germany.

    Falk K. says:
  • does the cukoo come out?

    sam says:
  • Falk is right, Cuckoo clocks are german, and a tribute should have a working cuckoo emerge. On that note there is no way the mechanics for that could fit into a watch….

    Frank says:
  • What a bad Photoshopper!
    This concept here is retouched the better way:

    Andy says:
  • It’s much nicer and even more realistic than the plastic watch of Andy’s comment. I guess in design it’s the final effect what counts, not the similar idea.

    Ricardo says:
  • Mechanics are those of a normal watch.
    I understand that it is a standardized watch with a hand-made wooden case.

    Pam says:
  • LOVE this rustic looking piece.

    Timothy says:
  • This is a cliche art piece; to call it “design’ is an insult to people like Jean-François Ruchonnet…

    Battleshark says:
  • where is the innovation? I thought the competition was on home accessories.

    jason says:
  • That is fantastic, got to admit, you have been very very impressive!
    [url=]Medela symphony[/url]

    Nicole says:

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