This fantastic new French watch from Alain Silberstein
has been made to be exclusively sold at the Parisian boutique store Colette
located on the famous Rue St. Honoré. Alain Silberstein, a designer who makes quintessentially French watches has developed the iKrono Blue Ring watch for the "concept design" store. Little information is known about the new watch, and it won't be available until the fall. I am quite thrilled however with design. Alain Silberstein watches almost always feature the iconic blue, red, and yellow color scheme with corresponding square, triangle, and circle shapes. You can tell how fluidly that has been incorporated here. The watch case is unique for featuring a square base with a round case and "lefty" oriented pushers and crown.
The namesake of the watch, "Blue Ring" comes from quite simply that - the lovely toned blue ring with the tachymetric scale around the dial of the watch. The movement appears to be an ETA Valjoux 7750 automatic chronograph with a curious substitution for the day of the week indicator. Next to the date you'll see a little window with a smiling face. Either each day of the week will have it's own face, or more appropriately, the weekends will have a smiling face, while the week days will have some manner of serious face.
While Alain Silberstein watches almost epitomize French avant garde, his timepieces are always quite legible, and of a solid high quality. Here the soft edged case has a simple rubber strap attachment. A nice watch that I hope will enjoy good production numbers and perhaps make it here to the United States. The watch will available at Colette in Paris starting in September 2009.
Ariel Adams publishes the popular watch review site