No time bracelet, by katrin greiling. NYIGF 2012.
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Katrin Greiling came up with the concept for her faceless, clock-less watch, the No Time Bracelet, while she was working in Dubai. “In an environment where there are lots of status symbols to be worn o nthe wrist, my cheap, digital, plastic watch suddenly became an item for discussion. I designed a piece of jewelry in gold, based on my old wristwatch, that turned everything upside down. The simple item suddenly became expensive, but with a twist.”
As an avid watch collector, I regularly wear several kinds on both ends of the spectrum, from practical Swatches to the shiny gold kind. I’m also a believer in the watch as an ornamental piece, and like to wear several pretty but defunct ladylike vintage gold-toned watches as bangle bracelets. With that in my I feel like Greiling is really speaking my language with the No Time Bracelet. Since I like wearing a fancy watch with a t shirt and jeans, I love how she combines an everyday object like a digital watch with higher end materials like gold or white gold plate. [ design house stockholm ]