ODM was established in Hong Kong in 1999 to produce watches that are “original, dynamic and minimal” – a mission that gave the brand its name.
British-born designer Michael Young has created two collections for ODM. The classic round MY03 Hacker features sharp lines and a concave face which protects it from bumps and knocks, while its digital counterpart, the solar-powered MY04 Sunstitch, has a touchscreen face enabling the wearer to switch between four different displays.
“The ODM MY watch collection defines itself from the classic world of watch design,” explains Young. His collaboration with ODM is based on the Hong Kong brand’s desire “to create meaningful objects that are unique on the market” and to “invest in new ideas and new ways,” he adds.
Born in Sunderland, northern England, Young studied furniture and product design in London before opening his own design office in the city. He now runs his industrial design practice from Hong Kong, turning his hand to furniture, interiors, lighting and assorted products that he likes to call “industrial art”.
ODM has received a number of prestigious awards over the years, including a Red Dot Award for Outstanding Design in 2004 and five separate prizes from iF Design Award China.