Digital Timepiece in an Analog Form

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Here’s a watch that looks elegant and stylish. This timepiece is designed by Josh Chadwick and is a mixture of the classic analog watch that we are used to and the elements of a contemporary digital display.

“I believe the best inspiration for good design is people. It is important to remember that we design more than just objects, but experiences for people. We have the ability to create systems and user experiences that can have a profound impact on the world and create genuine emotional responses. It is this mentality that I’d like to integrate into all of my projects and guide my direction as a designer.” — Josh Chadwick.

If you like this cool item, you can reserve one here at the introductory price of $119. Shipping starts September 2010.

PRESS RELEASE:

Josh Chadwick wins the Cadence watch design competition with a design that combines analog with digital elements

Philadelphia. February 4, 2010. The Cadence Watch Company announced the winner of its watch design competition. Josh Chadwick won the contest with a watch concept that combines the design elements of an analog watch with the aesthetics of a digital display. The face of the watch has a modern digital display while still functioning like a traditional analog watch. The design is on display at Cadence’s website CadenceWatch.com/josh-chadwick

Josh Chadwick is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology’s graphic design program. Josh worked at a leading consumer packaging company on projects for some of the world’s most admired brands in the consumer electronics, health care, and home and garden. He is also pursuing a masters degree in industrial design at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts. In his designer statement Josh writes, “I believe the best inspiration for good design is people. It is important to remember that we design more than just objects, but experiences for people. We have the ability to create systems and user experiences that can have a profound impact on the world and create genuine emotional responses. It is this mentality that I’d like to integrate into all of my projects and guide my direction as a designer.”

Cadence organized this contest with the help of the popular Design Philadelphia event. Design Philadelphia spotlights all things design – from architecture to interior design, fashion to product design, textile to graphic design. Boutiques, galleries, design studios, cultural institutions, universities, warehouses and city streets become platforms for the creative energy soaring throughout Philadelphia. For seven days, visitors can explore exhibitions, workshops, studio tours, lectures, runway shows, special events and product roll-outs that inspire, engage, excite and delight. In 2009 Design Philadelphia featured 125 events and 500 designers, making it the nations largest celebration of design. For more information about Design Philadelphia visit designphiladelphia.org

The Cadence Watch Company designs, produces and distributes branded performance and lifestyle watches. The company started in 2001 by making a patented stroke rate monitor for rowing. Cadence’s Oarsman chronographs represent a performance lifestyle inspired by the rowing heritage. In 2009 Cadence started it’s Cadence Collective program that empowers designers to create unique watches. “We realized that many designers have ideas for watches,” says Vanja Buvac, CEO of Cadence. “Before Cadence Collective, you had to be a Philip Stark or an Ed Hardy to have your watch produced.” Cadence Collective’s next design contest will be announced in March. Cadence expects to start selling Josh Chadwick’s watches in September 2010. To see his design and to reserve one for yourself visit: CadenceWatch.com/josh-chadwick

[Thanks Vanya]