Marshall – Founder
Log 1: Organic Time – Dietrich OT2
16th December 2015 – Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District, United Kingdom.
‘Organic Time’ – is it really, a pure literal conformity in that sense?
The Dietrich OT is more than just what meets the eye. When you look at the watch, just look at its highly unusual case construction as well as the inner structure of the dial, which is seemingly complicated.
‘Hideous’ – exactly what people thought of the design as a general first impression, I am not ashamed to say that I was part of that group of skeptical individuals when I first came across the Dietrich brand – that is, until I held one in my palms for the very first time back in Salon QP 2015.
I felt that the watch was alive, ticking away on your wrist. The ergonomics of the case bridges the sensuality of comfort in a very organic way that it almost seems that the watch is a part of you, a part of your identity – to an extremely ‘natural’ extent.
Dietrich has taken and twisted the traditional design of conventional wristwatches, such as the shape of the case, the sapphire crystal, the strap, it all feels alien, unorthodoxical but it feels unique and alive at the same time. In other words, it is a conception of an exceptional concept of design in the contemporary realm of modern wristwatches.
Now I think the Dietrich OT series encompasses the dreams, the desire to recreate, the passion, and an intimate look into Emmanuel Dietrich’s brilliant designer mind from a very personal and intimate perspective.
If I were to ask you at this point of time, if you could feel a hand at the very beginning – a man with his bare hands, just making objects? I certainly do see it now.
After all, we should never forget, that everything in this world starts and moves with passion – as said by the man himself.
Emmanuel Dietrich – merci Monsieur Dietrich.
More to come, do stick around for my subsequent logs.