/ MORES Classic

An traveler's sun-moon classic watch 

GRADUATION THESIS

Guide: Mahendra Chauhan & Praveen Nahar

SPONSOR

Titan Watches, a TATA Group company

DURATION

1 year | 2015

/ ABOUT

The thesis project centered around designing a range of analogue Watches on the concept of ‘Personal Time’, incorporating physical interactions and exploring watch mechanisms. The process involved studying the relationship between Time and People and the associated personal and cultural perception of time, thus exploring the qualitative aspect of Time.

Based on the derived inferences, an interactive and quirky collection of Watches was designed- the Mores Collection. The project was in many ways an experiment in Personal Timekeeping and Time-based Artefacts.

MORES is a the Latin word meaning: the essential or characteristic customs and conventions of a community.

Each Object of time served as an Artefact of a time-people relation and answered the inquiring questions raised through the thesis.

/ STORY BEHIND THE WATCH

Routines, daily activities, upcoming events, day-night, seasons, memories, and day-to-day experiences; in association with time form the cyclic past-present-future.

The classic Watch brings this cyclic nature of time, poetically woven into a story and puts it on your wrist. The artwork is a metaphorical journey starting with calm grasslands, to high mountains, to dense forests and lastly camping under the starry sky before getting back on the road again.

The process of designing the Watch artefacts involved using the existing quartz mechanisms, hacking them, and building on them a new function and interaction. The project was done in four broad stages, namely – Ground Work, Building Stories, Developing the Concept and making the final Watches.

/ CONCEPT SKETCHING
/ THE NEW MECHANISM DESIGN
/ DIAL & FORM DESIGN
/ WATCH ASSEMBLY
/ FUNCTIONAL PROTOTYPES
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