Kitmen Keung’s Long Distance Watch tracks two separate time zones, simplifying time for those who are permanently on the commute and lead jet setting lifestyles. The watch face features two clocks: one for yourself and the other for where you’re headed, or whereabouts your significant other is situated, or your loving family awaiting your arrival from a lengthy business trip.
The design was guided by principles at a high level of abstraction which leaves much room for user’s interpretation. Yet the series is executed as an usual everyday item which is seem very direct and simple when viewed in person.
The border between reality and immateriality is blurred. It called for a design process guided by function and practicality which led to an exterior expression of the interplay between simple geometric forms and modern materials.
The design is an embodiment of general vision of culture and modern industrial design, stated with clarity and simplicity using materials that are configured to express their own individual character.
The project is a careful, logical practice searching for the most appropriate status of a design’s form, material use, finish and its overall ethos. The full comprehension of its content can only be understood when layering out in full.