Michael Young's new timepiece "Hacker Watch" for o.d.m. is inspired by many of the precision engineering projects his studio has been involved with. The name derived from a group of experts that create useful programming for the public is combined with play on words for running about town. In this case, Michael is a professional watch designer while o.d.m. is a top level watchmaker; Michael has masterfully combined the aesthetics and craftsmanship of fine watches with customer’s highest expectations in mind.
The appearance is based on the application of visual ergonomics by using bold lines from the center to the edge of case that lead the eyes pleasantly allowing the time to be read at a glance, the dial curvature and watch case are near seamless to deliver a premium yet delicate timepiece.
The ODM Hacker features a deep, concave dial that rises up from the sunken center, where form-fitting graphics lead your eye inwards. Behind the capped steel disc on top of the crystal, the hands indicate the time as negative space. Just imagine Marc Newson's iconic Ikepod, cut in half, then drugged with some very strong painkillers - enter the Hacker.
Case: 43mm Stainless steel
Buckle: Stainless steel
Movement: Japanese three hands quartz
Water resistance: 3 ATM
Warranty: 1 year
Designer: Michael Young
ODM - original dynamic minimal - watches is a brand which adopts a philosophy that illustrates itself in original designs, dynamic functions and minimal artificiality. These watches target a niche of young-at-heart, style-driven and design-conscious people in the worldwide market of watches.