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Time two times, it says time twice.
After “Redundant Clock”, Ji Lee redundantly wants make a “Redundant Watch” with Anicorn Watches.
As we continue our Trio of Time (TTT) journey, but before moving to our next global destination, we proudly present TTT’s second New York City project—TTT #2.5, the Redundant Watch by Ji Lee.
What is The Trio of Time?
The Trio of Time (TTT) is a collaboration where we visit different cities around the globe to partner with local designers and explore their perception of time.
TTT#1 – Hidden Time Watch (Seoul) with Jiwoong Jung
TTT#2 – Order (New York) with Hamish Smyth and Jesse Reed
How to read time redundantly
The Redundant Watch has no hour numbers. The watch face is formed entirely by clock hands. The still clock hands indicate the hour of the day (in terms of o’clock), and the running hands tell the minutes and hour.
How To Set The Time
- The 40mm case is designed for both men and women.
- Redundant runs on a Miyota GL20 Japanese Movement.
- The watch has a 316L stainless-steel enclosed casing, available in black or silver.
- The casing is ultra thin — only 7.5mm.
- All straps are interchangeable with TTT series — Hidden Time Watch / Order — thanks to the smart docking system.
Be original, be Redundant
“When I was a graphic design student many years ago, I had a class project to design a clock. There have been so many great designs in the past that I couldn’t really think about anything original. Then, I had the most obvious idea and designed this Redundant Clock.” – Ji Lee
Ji made a sample Redundant Clock, photographed it and put it on his portfolio website, this trigged massive emails enquiring where they can buy Redundant Clock, a fan of the clock love it so much and post it on Reddit, intrigued by the design, a lot of discussions and comments were made and the post become the number one post in the community, many voices demanded for Redundant Clock.
Overwhelmed by the feedbacks Ji Lee launched Redundant Clock in 2017, and now, not only hanging on the wall we make it into Redundant Watch, of which you could carry the redundancy and originality along everyday.
About Ji Lee, the creator of Redundant
Ji Lee is a New York based designer born in Korea and raised in Brazil. Named as one of the 50 most important designers in America by the Fast Company, Ji’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Time Magazine, Wired, BBC, The Guardian among others.
He is also a Communication Designer at Facebook, and former designer and creative director at the Google Creative Lab, who is known for his illustrations and public-art projects. He also teaches at the School of Visual Arts.
Smart docking system
Straps are available in brown, white or black leather (you will choose during the survey process).
Redundant comes with an interchangeable strap system that secures straps with a simple pull and click within seconds.
What originally started as a slew of inquiries from fans about making a Redundant Clock lead to a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2017 from Ji Lee. Now, as part of The Trio of Time series, and to return to our loyal Kickstarter community, we want to make the Redundant Clock into a Redundant Watch, so that everyone can wear the redundancy.
Kickstarter has allowed Anicorn to bring unique and exciting timepieces to life, creating a community to help them grow and expand the work they do.
Risks and challenges
We know there are always risks with production, but with our extensive experience we are confident we can get our watches out to you on time. We’ve learned about manufacturing and fulfillment from our three previous campaigns, and if we face any issues, we will be completely transparent and keep everyone updated on our progress.
As always, communication is key for us! We will share any and all developments during manufacturing and beyond.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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