You read the time by looking at the position of the character's legs:
- The leg with the striped trousers points to the hour
- The leg with the plain orange trousers points to the minutes
As time passes, the colourful character appears in a constant state of motion, running at one moment, then tumbling and falling at another.
Cynthia Kittler explains her inspiration:
"When I was a kid, I had to run for the school bus every single day. I grew up in a small village in the countryside, so it was crucial to catch this one particular bus in order to not be late.
More than once I stumbled, fell down, scraped my knee, or slipped on ice. Even today I often find myself in a rush - I just have a hard time getting out of the house in a timely manner!
The running, rushing thing has become a family joke about me, so I wanted to create a character who reflected this, with legs that work like watch hands.
I really like how some positions look like running but others like stumbling or even falling.
The title "Dalli, dalli!" is an expression that my grandmother likes to say, meaning "Hurry Up!“ in German. In the 70s and 80s, the expression was most popular I think, which is why I chose this colour theme for the little character."
Dalli, Dalli! was hand-drawn by Cynthia - if you look closely, you can see the beautiful texture created by her pencil.
Made in the UKWe printed and assembled each watch by hand in London.
The watch was printed on the glass, minute, hour disc and dial and is has cumulatively the most print impressions of any watch we've ever created - with a total of 29 individual print layers across 13 different colours on each watch.
This design is released in a limited run of 100, each watch has a unique number on the case back.
Cynthia Kittler is an illustrator from Germany, currently based in Offenbach / Frankfurt am Main. Her clients include: The New Yorker, The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Die Zeit, Süddeutsche Zeitung and Der Spiegel.
She has illustrated four books, with a fifth one coming out in April 2019, which will be the first children's book that she’s worked on.
She studied Graphic Design in Mainz and early on decided to specialise in illustration: "I love how open drawing and developing visual concepts is for so many different tasks and projects. It almost never gets boring".
She also taught drawing and illustration for a time at the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg and Mainz.
Strap: 18mm grey nubuck effect Hirsch (alternative straps available here)
Mechanism: single jewel quartz mechanism
Waterproof: Yes! 5ATM (leather will wear out when exposed to water)
Guarantee: 12 months - any problems after, we’re still happy to help
Largest strap diameter: 205mm - contact us if you need a larger size
Smallest strap diameter: 150mm - contact us if you need extra holes added to the strap
Width (3 o’clock to 9 o’clock): 37mm
Height (from lug to lug): 46mm
Case: 316L stainless steel - polished silver finish
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