Wednesday, June 8, 2016

A Watch Fit for a Giant

This is a project currently up on Kickstarter -

Courtesy of Finn 
The Finn watch is the baby of Richard Dunlop.  The unique hexagonal design takes its inspiration from the Giant's Causeway, which according to our friends at Wikipedia -

The Giant's Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcaniceruption.[1][2] It is also known as Clochán an Aifir or Clochán na bhFomhórach in Irish[3] and tha Giant's Causey in Ulster-Scots.[4]

Shamelessly borrowed from the info web 
Now legend holds that this was not the result of natural events, but rather was the engineering endeavor of a giant named Fionn mac Cumhaill (or Finn MacCool) to enable him to cross the water for a throw down with a Scottish giant Benandonner.  At any rate, the hexagonal shape of the basalt columns is the inspiration for the design of the watch case and dial.

Here are the pertinents -

Courtesy of Finn

Although challenging to measure owing to the shape, the case weighs in at 41 mm and the movement is Ronda's 713.

You can check out the project here -

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