Introducing Robotto Shi: a misguided mechanical robot with a big heart and an appetite for destruction. This mechanical monster is on a rampage through the neon-lit streets of Tokyo. Robotto Shi is hellbent on sharing his love for the city in the only way he knows how: by crushing and destroying everything in his path! Designer Onorio explains the inspiration that led to the design:
“At first glance this is a sweet looking robot, but he has a sinister intent. I really love the idea that the robot has a massive heart, but he’ll ultimately destroy everything in his path. My love for robots is a thread that runs through all the things I create. I love the fact that you can transform a simple box or dome shape into something that evokes such powerful emotions. I consider most of my robots to be sympathetic, but there’s always the danger of a short circuit which turns them into uncontrollable, destructive monsters."
Robotto Shi is a companion piece to the Number Cruncher which Onorio previously designed for Mr. Jones Watches. The watch was printed, gilded and assembled in London. The body of the robot is gilded in an ultra thin aluminium foil.
Strap: PVD coated 316L stainless steel mesh
Mechanism:ST1721, 20 jewel automatic mechanical - this means the watch has no battery, instead it is powered by your movement
Width (3 o’clock to 9 o’clock): 37mm
Height (from lug to lug): 46mm
Case: 316L stainless steel - black PVD coating