Alright, gang, time for another watch from the “fashion” segment. When I found today’s watch, I had to do some digging to figure out what this Alessi company was about. It seems to be that they’re really a design house / collective, and produce all manner of goods under their umbrella. Lucky for us, part of that includes a watch line, of which I found one that has some rather interesting styling.
The model in question is the tanto x cambiare, which was designed by Franco Sargiani. What struck me at first was the fact that this looks strikingly like a one-hand watch, with a secondary 24-hour register.
What I think we actually have, however, is a unique presentation of a more common two-handed watch. My hunch is that the larger hand that sweeps around the dial is actually marking out the minutes, and then the smaller center dial is indicating the hours, in 24-hour time.
It seems as if we have a different design choice with the strap attachment as well – rather than being between lugs, it seems that 20mm strap surrounds (and is screwed into) a lug on each end of the 40mm stainless steel case.
You’ll notice I used the phrase “it seems” a lot on this post. And that’s because there wasn’t a lot of information readily available, which further supports the case for this being a watch not necessarily aimed at collectors. Still, with the unique styling, 30m water resistance, and a price tag around $225, there are some good reasons why you may want to have a look at this watch.
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