Giuliano Mazzuoli — Manometrino pocket watch
A few months ago, we presented Giuliano Mazzuoli to our readers and if you would ask me to name a few contemporary Italian designer, for sure I would include him in my list. I’m a big fan of his creations, so if you’re looking for an unbiased opinion, you won’t find it here.
Now that you’re warned, let’s take a look together at his latest creation and smile. As his other creations, the Manometrino pocket watch too is charged with the whimsical personality if this Italian designer.
Mazzuoli’s first watch, that also made him known, the 44 mm Manometro was inspired by the shape of a manometer. Following the world-wide success of this watch, in 2012 Giuliano Mazzuoli introduced a smaller, 27 mm unisex version that can appeal to anyone, young and old, who wants to smile when checking the time. He’s giving its iconic model another twist, with the introduction of the pocket watch version.
A pocket watch comes on a chain, right? Well, not necessarily, especially if it’s a Manometrino. Having it’s inspiration in an actual object, the pressure gauge, using a chain is out question. What you’ll use to hang it, is a rubber tube.
If you think of it hanging from a rubber tube, it gets closer to the concept of what inspired the watch: pressure gauge – pressure – air – “tube”.
The idea is interesting, but having 30-35 cm of rubber that attaches the pocket watch to the belt loop of one’s pants would mean having the tube twist in an uncomfortable and unpleasant way. Without inventing anything, but simply by making some observations, I realized junction links would give a sense to the rubber tube making it an acceptable accent and giving it an aesthetic aspect that enhances the technical concept.
in stainless steel;
diameter 27 mm
polished PVD gunmetal
brushed PVD gunmetal
ivory, black or slate color
hours, minutes, seconds
convex sapphire crystal
rubber / stainless steel