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Introducing Slow Watches - A One-Handed Watch for Those Who Want to Live Slow [Video]

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September 2014



No more minutes, no more seconds to define time

The Idea

Working around the clock and missing out on the fun one could be having?
Co-founders and inventors of Slow Watches: Christopher and Corvin from Germany weren’t too fond of the idea and wanted to come up with a new time-reading concept.
With the help of watch designers May and Gabriele from Switzerland, they have developed a watch that reflects their attitude to life without seconds and minutes defining one’s time.

Slow Watches Founders, Christopher Noerskau (Left) and Corvin Lask (Right)
Slow Watches Founders, Christopher Noerskau (Left) and Corvin Lask (Right)

With a 24-hour dial of the one-handed slow watch displays the entire day at a glance.
Instead of the seconds and minutes displayed by conventional watches, the 15-minute intervals measured by the slow watch is meant to help one living a more relaxed life!

Introducing Slow Watches - A One-Handed Watch for Those Who Want to Live Slow Introducing Slow Watches - A One-Handed Watch for Those Who Want to Live Slow

The Watch

The brand has created a simple, unique watch that is perfectly symmetrical from all angles – with top and bottom edges of the case featuring the exact same proportions.

A vintage look is created by the especially hardened K1 mineral glass that is placed slightly higher from the case.
To ensure a crystal-clear view onto the dial, the glass comes with anti-reflection coating. The case is die-cut from solid stainless steel and milled. The brand’s engineers created a special top-loader design to enable a fully integrated back. The Slow Watches’ logo is engraved with a precision laser onto the back of the case.

Slow Jo 01 by Slow Watches (38mm Silver Dial & Silver Strap)
Slow Jo 01 by Slow Watches (38mm Silver Dial & Silver Strap)
Slow Jo 05 by Slow Watches (38mm Cream Dial & Leather Strap)
Slow Jo 05 by Slow Watches (38mm Cream Dial & Leather Strap)
Slow Jo 20 by Slow Watches (38mm Black Dial & Leather Strap)
Slow Jo 20 by Slow Watches (38mm Black Dial & Leather Strap)
Slow Mo 03 by Slow Watches (34mm Black Dial & Black Metal Bracelet)
Slow Mo 03 by Slow Watches (34mm Black Dial & Black Metal Bracelet)
Slow Mo 04 by Slow Watches (34mm Gold Dial & Gold Metal Bracelet)
Slow Mo 04 by Slow Watches (34mm Gold Dial & Gold Metal Bracelet)
Slow Mo 10 by Slow Watches (34mm Rose Gold Dial & Leather Strap)
Slow Mo 10 by Slow Watches (34mm Rose Gold Dial & Leather Strap)

Hidden inside the case is the Swiss-made GMT-precision quartz movement. This movement was originally created for up to four hands including the date. The watch thus uses only the GMT hour hand, the 24-hour dial allowing wearers to see the entire day in one view.
The designers focused on what really matters - and have consistently implemented the idea of a life lived slowly (to appreciate time even more).

The Founders

Corvin Lask
Corvin is a real Hamburger: born and raised in Germany’s biggest port city which is home to the Star Club, where The Beatles first came to fame. Corvin was born a good while after those years and is an expert in digital marketing and sales. His slow way of life enables him to enjoy playing tennis more often and having more time for his new wife. Corvin has never owned an alarm clock in his life but says that in spite of that he has never overslept, because his ‘inner clock ticks in a pretty good rhythm’.

Christopher Noerskau
Christopher is a marketing specialist who started his career at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and worked more than 10 years in brand and marketing management. Originally also from Hamburg, Chris has lived for five years in Asia and recently moved to Barcelona. His favourite mode of transport is his skateboard – whether he’s going to a meeting or to the beach. slow is a dream come true for the former field hockey national team player, because it’s a new trend that is rising up against the conventional watch industry.

May Margot
The Swiss watch designer is slow’s creative director and brings more than 15 years of experience as a designer and consultant for brand development in the watch industry. A slow mindset helps her take more time to be with her son and enjoy the hobbies she is passionate about: she speaks fluent French, Swedish and English...and driving fast cars.

Gabriele Guidi
The 56 year old Italian-born designer brings a wealth of experience to the slow team. He has been an internationally recognised expert of the watch industry for more than 30 years and is the founder and owner of one of the most influential watch design studios. The father of three lives in Switzerland. His slow outlook on life lets him embrace the right balance between work, family and his hobbies. He is the soul of the slow watch business.

Technical Details

Specifications: Swiss GMT-precision quartz movement Ronda 505.24, 100 metres water resistant, 38mm case made of 316L stainless steel.

Case dimensions: 38mm x 42.5mm x 8.2mm, 45 months battery life, one-hand watch, 24-hour dial, Swiss GMT-precision movement, rare design that combines a rectangular case and round dial, extra hardened K1 mineral glass, changeable straps (metal, leather, nylon, fabric).

Availability: “Slow Jo” models (38mm) are available now - “Slow Mo” (34mm) will become available Mid-November 2014. Slow Watches are sold on the brand’s website HERE

Source: Slow Watches