Originally conceived in 1984 by Danish designers Steen Georg Christensen and Erling Andersen, the Picto is an attempt to capture a picture of time.
A steel dot marking the hours is affixed to the rotating watch face, creating an effect that represents the earth moving and time passing, while the minute hand moves as normal.
Picto is the first wristwatch to use this rotary disk system, which is powered by a Miyota Quartz movement.
The watch’s minimalist form and unique mechanism earned it a place in the permanent collection at New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
|Designer||Steen Georg Christensen and Erling Andersen|
|Case material||IP matt gold|
|Lens||Hardened mineral glass|
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About the brand
When the Modernist Danish architect and industrial designer Arne Jacobsen designed a building, he didn’t just develop the exterior, he designed everything in it – including the clocks. Following the architect’s death in 1971, Danish homeware brand Rosendahl collaborated with the architect’s former employee Teit Weylandt to develop a series of wristwatches using clock designs from several buildings Jacobsen designed.See more Rosendahl watches