In the Record Watch, designer Achille Castiglioni (Italian, 1918-2002) wanted to achieve maximum clarity, creating a watch design in which case and typography work in perfet harmony.
The dial artwork was designed by his friend, Swiss graphic designer Max Huber. Castiglioni wanted the clock face to be as legible as it could possibly be. To help achieve this, he meticulously researched traditional watches, for both men and women, to better understand how large a dial can be before it begins to detract from the comfort and appearance of a design. He also went to great lengths to reduce the circular rim around the bezel, thus maximizing the area for the clock face.
Unisex wrist watch in 18/10 stainless steel with nylon strap, black.
Record is in the permanent collection of the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields.