NINE timepieces triumphed among 100 entries in the 17th Hong Kong Watch & Clock
Design Competition. Three open-category entries and six in the student group
earned awards in the annual event, organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development
Council, the Hong Kong Watch Mfrs Assn Ltd and the Federation of Hong Kong Watch
Trades & Industries Ltd. Contest results were announced in time to showcase
the winners at the 19th Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair from 6-10 September at
the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. In the open category, the theme
was Dynamic City 2000. For student entries, it was Ecowatch.
Dimension Vertical Watch Cone
Rajnish Agarwal (Kool Time, a division of Time Creations Co)
Champion - Open Group
A minimalist, cone-shaped silhouette produced by hi-tech machines creates
a dramatic, contemporary design, moving the simple cone into the new millennium.
Use of eco-friendly aluminium for the case design infuses luminous colours.
Encased in brass, the watch is water-resistant to 3atm, has Japanese movement,
a PU band, special abstract hands and an unusual crown.
(Rock & Pop)
Jo Jo Wong Wing Sze
1st Runner-up - Open Group
The core function of this digital watch is to measure heartbeat and energy
consumption. A graphic display shows a bar chart moving up and down as
users run or shake the watch. This is a special design for exercise-conscious
people active in sports. It has dual time and data bank functions.
Zexus technology Ltd
2nd Runner-up - Open Group
In the cyber era, people relate to computers. Cyber Link-X is an innovative
watch with regular timing functions plus download capabilities. Personal
and daily schedules or even phone books can be created on PC software and
downloaded to the watch. Made by ABS plastic injection, and with a two-tone
PU strap, this trendy watch is water-resistant up to 30m deep. it projects
an energetic image suitable for any age or gender.
Champion - Student Group
While time passes, every second, minute and hour rolls and changes as
the global natural environment enters a new century and millennium. Rotating
discs create a distinctive look and style.
Time Is It?
Ann Law Cho Wah
1st Runner-up - Student Group
Guess at the time and press a button. Then see the actual time in digital
and animal animation. Pressing the button is like keeping in touch with
animals and encourages children to protect the environment. The oversized
design allows youngsters to feel proud of themselves as animal protectors
Dad And Son
Chu Lai Man
2nd Runner-up - Student Group
In busy Hong Kong, communication between parents and children is often
weak. Watches can launch positive father-son relations. The idea is to
use function, pattern, material and image to show such a relationship.
Inserted sim-cards trigger a bright light when two watches are set to
the same mode. The stone pattern depicts manly strength.
Ashley Ng Wai Man
Merit -- Student Group
A vibration alarm on this 24-hour timepiece ensures travellers remember
their schedules. Green, blue and yellow colours reflect the characteristics
of energetic young people. A leaf shape contributes to the natural style.
Kevin Chan Chi Hung
Merit - Student Group
Numerous wooden parts display rich colours and textures while the watch
surface is coated with varnish for protection and added lustre. This timepiece
folds into a case shape for additional use as a table clock.
Wong Chun Yin
Merit - Student Group
Inspired by thoughts of how sunlight can cause sunburn and early aging,
this simple, cost-effective watch, intended for young people who own more
than one timepiece and enjoy outdoor activities, measures ultraviolet intensity.
Aesthetics of the watch suggest the life-giving qualities of nature, while
the white and transparent colours create a natural feel.