Colour Venn


Colour Venn dispenses with the conservatism of the hour, minute and seconds hand, instead three colour discs rotate to indicate the time. Where the discs overlap, new colours are formed in the intersection creating a constantly shifting palette of colour .

Colour Venn was designed with Mark Champkins, Inventor in Residence at the Science Museum in London. His role within the Museum is to create products and inventions that spark an interest in Science, Design and Engineering by incorporating intriguing scientific phenomena or ideas.

With Colour Venn, Mark wanted to explore the subtractive colour model which is the basis of printed colour, "Cyan, Magenta and Yellow are the key to recreating ANY colour on the printed page. Every shade and hue of colour in newspapers, magazines and printed material will be only ever be made up of a combination of CMYK - cyan, magenta, yellow and “key” (which is black) ink. This is known as the “Subtractive Colour Model” as the four colours of ink “subtract” from the brightness of the white surface beneath.”

Colour Venn uses Venn diagram style circles of colour cyan, magenta and yellow films with different diameters correspond to the second, minute and hours. As each moves round, a continuously intersecting pattern of colour emerges, unique at every moment of the day".

Specifications:
Case: 316L Stainless steel
Mechanism: Seagull TY2806
Strap: Black leather with black stitching
Smallest strap diameter: 150mm
Largest strap diameter: 205mm
Width (3 o'clock to 9 o'clock): 37mm
Height (from lug to lug): 46mm
Thickness: 12mm
Waterproof: 5ATM
Guarantee: 12 months


Colour Venn is Produced under license from SCMG Enterprises Limited.
Science Museum ® SCMG. Every purchase supports the museum www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

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