It’s one thing to have a grail piece. But I thought I’d imagine a fantasy piece. I will invite IWC or Panerai to design it…..

My fantasy piece would be 47mm or 48mm in diameter because I need oversize pieces on my thick wrists. The piece would have a manually wound movement with 7 or 8 days power reserve. It would have a power reserve indicator on the back, à la Panerai, to keep the dial clean and simple. The movement would have a seconds reset function. The dial would be bold and simple with large Arabic numerals. There would be small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock or 9 o’clock.

Now, I love to cook and this requires a chronograph. But too many subdials clutter the dial. So I would either use the small seconds to time my cooking. Or I would include one single chronograph subdial that would register only seconds or minutes. Just enough information to time steaks on the BBQ.

My piece would have some sort of a nylon or fabric strap that would be easily changeable so I could switch to leather or rubber whenever I want. The piece would use high tech materials such as carbon fibre, titanium, ceramic, etc.

Please submit your designs to WatchPaper.

Yours truly,


From the editor

I can only second TimeCaptain’s encouragement, please send us your 3D rendering, a mockup, or just a simple sketch with a description and we’ll post it here on WatchPaper with your name.

Those of you that are less creative can also participate by leaving a comment with their fantasy piece description. Who knows, someone might take up a challenge and design it for you.