design: Michael Young
Not to be confused with new radiotelescope dishes for SETI, these cool new ODM Hacker watches were released this week at Watchismo. The Hacker's deep, concave dial 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. Then you'll get the Hacker. Exclusive to Watchismo!
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.
Undoubtedly, ODM is now a significant name in the world of horology and timekeeping, brings with it a freshness not usually seen. It is time philosophy, it is time.
CASE DIMENSIONS: 42.5mm Diameter by 9.9mm Thick - Stainless Steel Case - 5 ATM
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 customerå_åÑÌös 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.
Designer Michael Young at Hacker Launch Party
About Michael Young
Michael Young has been amongst the most successful and influential designers of his generation from the outset of his career. In a career that spans little more than 15 years, British-born and Hong Kong based designer Michael Young established himself from the very beginning as one of the worldå_åÑÌös leading figures in his trade, proven by his endlessly copied designs and its unparalleled power to generate a vibrant but relaxed atmosphere, combined with the pioneering passion for technology. In 1995 he created his own MY022 Ltd design office in London, and he was soon offered the opportunity of one-man shows in prestigious galleries in France, Germany and Japan.
Having worked with 100% Design for over 10 years. Michael Young has been appointed as creative director of the 100% Design Tokyo 2 years in a row (2007 & 2008) and creative director of the 100% Design Shanghai 2yearsinaraw(2010&2011). Also, he used to be the creative director of Asian Aerospace in 2009.