Blowball was inspired by the childhood game of telling the time by counting the puffs it takes to blow away a dandelion head.
How it works:
The individual seeds on the watch face break away and come together at different points in the day. Every time the watch reaches 12 o'clock the picture joins up to make a full dandelion head. Two flies mixed in with the seeds point to the hours and the minutes.
Blowball was designed by Fanny Shorter and made by us in London.
Every colour you can see in the design was mixed and printed before the discs were cut and assembled one at a time. You can see the assembly process in action here.
Blowball was originally released in a mini-edition of just 50 pieces back in 2013.
About the designer
Fanny Shorter is a designer and illustrator, her work is inspired by nature is usually on large scale for interiors and products, so it was an interesting challenge to scale down her work to the small size of a watch face. We're big fans of Fanny's work and she's designed several watches for us in the past, including Vingt Mille and Tour Du Monde
You can see her work at: www.FannyShorter.com
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