Here’s an interesting study I came across recently. The sudden boom of the selfie culture has actually conditioned some humans into smiling every time they see something that looks like a camera lens. So much so that the camera lens has now become an icon of positive therapy, a symbol for instant happiness. Strangely wonderful, isn’t it? Well, if anything that looks like a camera lens has the power to uplift our spirits, this watch is sure to make you smile a lot more and live in the moment! The Automatic Vintage Lens watch is a watch who’s dial is fashioned to represent the lens of a camera.
Just like camera lenses have all their magic and mystery happening at the center, the Automatic Vintage Lens watch has a dial with a transparent center, exposing the mysterious workings of the mechanical watch. In fact the dial even comes with a curved sapphire glass cover, giving it this amazing fish-eye effect, not only mimicking the camera lens, but also increasing the size of the time! The dial even stays true to its source of inspiration with a rotating rim, making you feel almost as if you’re focusing (metaphors galore!).
Thoughtful design and beautiful craftsmanship transcends the watch dial, making the rest of the watch a delight too. The skeleton back allows you to peer into the watch from the back too and admire the beautiful gold plated Miyota 8250 automatic movement on the inside. Aesthetic design is reinforced by a secure build, allowing the watch to withstand 10 atmospheres of pressure underwater.
Good design goes beyond the product. When you buy the Automatic Vintage Lens watch, you don’t just get a watch. Knowing you to be a camera enthusiast, the makers of the watch also give you an unbelievable steampunk style watch cover that looks like a vintage camera lens cover. The watch even comes with a tiny wallet to hold your SD cards, because the watch is for true shutterbugs! I’m just floored by the attention to detail throughout the entire product experience!
Designer: Yoshiaki Motegi
Buy It Here: $ 429. Only 54 Left!
( H/T: Yanko Design )