When designing a men's watch design for your brand, my priority is to make sure it is original and that it compliments your brands identity and story.

Below are a few examples of my men's watch designs. Some work is confidential or on-going and I am unable to present it.

Jumping Hours & Minutes Tourbillon Watch Design

The jumping hour complication is often combined with a simple minute hand to tell the time in a more unique and engaging way. I wanted to take things a step further and design a watch that also features a jumping minute display, power reserve, retrograde day and night indicator, and a central tourbillon, for a total of five movement complications. The layout is simple, clear and balanced in the case shape, as my first aim when developing a watch design is to create harmony. 

Treasure Tourbillon Watch Design

I believe a watch can tell a story to the person wearing it. A watch doesn’t have to be plain and boring in design. It can inspire ideas and dreams. When I think of this unique, luxury watch design, I envision a shipwreck at the bottom of the ocean. Divers swim down to it and discover a rusty, old chest. Back on land they open it and find it is full of the rarest treasures.

Amongst the jewels, gold and silver coins there is this watch - The Treasure Tourbillon

The Kryptonite X Tourbillon Watch

Based on the famous, green, glowing compound kryptonite from Marvel comics, this tourbillon watch design is a proof of concept - an exercise in design to manufacturing. It represents a journey of an idea, and its realisation in a physical form. Every part of the watch is designed with the intention to stay consistent with its inspiration, and the movement on the other side has been engraved and plated to match the dial.

For me the back of the watch is just as important as the front. Balance of design is something I believe in very strongly, and it is my first thought when creating.

The Kryptonite X Tourbillon was made as a 1 of 1 watch and has been sold to a collector.

Men's Skeleton Watch Design

Architecture is another form of design that has always been of interest to me, and I thought about developing a watch that appeared as miniature structure, with winding roads and long bridges to connect its components. 

This watches mechanical movement is completely skeletonised. I split the display of time between two beams - one supports the hours and the other, the minutes.

Durability was another focus, so the balance wheel hovers in the centre of the watch, suspended by a titanium bridge which will enhance its shock absorption, together with its hollow case shape.

This is how all my designs start out - drawn, freehand on paper.


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© Oliver Gallaugher 2019

England, UK