X-43A Afterburner Watch has been designed especially for pilots. Jonathan Ferrer, a watch designer, submitted his latest concept to Tuvie, let’s hear what he has to say.
I’ve designed this X-43A watch for air force pilots. The large 50mm case is large for quick and clear readable time and to be worn in balance with their heavy flight suits. The outer bezel is inspired by the air force jets rear afterburner exhaust that opens and closers during high speed thrusts. I designed this watch to act as the pilot’s vehicle for time and to resemble the air force jet as they recognize them. With the heavy gun-metal case and the sub dials with military numerals similar to the pilots control panel in the cockpit; the watch becomes a familiar tool that they wear in flight.
The name X-43A comes after the world’s fastest jet that traveled in excess of 6,500 mph. It was the only jet to travel at such high supersonic speeds. The purpose of this watch was to resemble a machine that could handle such high velocities, the epitome of speed in the skies. This watch is for those pilots who want to take the experience of flight with them always.
Designer : Jonathan Ferrer
Tuvie has received “X-43A Afterburner Watch” project from our ‘Submit A Design‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their design/concept for publication.