Jorg Hysek’s Slyde
The brainchild of design legend Jorg Hysek seems to be shaking up the luxury watchmaking industry. Through the changing face of horological design, The SLYDE has evolved as a digital interpretation of traditional Swiss watch values. Its futuristic exterior attempts to make a mark in a virtual age, while retaining the mechanical intricacies of traditional watchmaking.
A man ahead of his time, Jorg Hysek is the leading pioneer of a ground-breaking digital concept. In the 1970’s Jorg honed his craft at Rolex, before launching his own agency where he created signature timepieces at leading brands, Ebel, Cartier, Tag Heuer, Breguet and Vacheron Constantin.
With the SLYDE, his aim was to allow the wearer total creative freedom to customize a touch-screen watch with an infinite variety of dials and personalized preferences, without being confined to the constraints of real life production. The result of this virtual, mechanical movement reaches the pinnacle of innovation. A single touch over the responsive screen selects a display from a range of modules, scrolling from an animated virtual 3D mechanism to a digital movement. Complications include the tourbillon, moon-phase and the ability to move through the world’s time zones.
Clean lines and sleek curves mirror automotive aesthetics and technological complexities sit neatly beneath a sapphire crystal domed glass. Seven striking models in steel or titanium, offer a range of haute horlogerie finishes. The Slyde in black with PVD coating is striking and elegant, lugs paved with one hundred and ninety-two intricate white diamonds ensure eye-catching decadence and the on-trend 18K rose gold creation is a surefire statement piece.
Straps feature in black leather with alligator markings or original contemporary black rubber. The model is unique in the omission of buttons, clasps and catches, concealed within the streamlined confines of the body of the watch. The SLYDE won acclaim at Basel 2012 and was crowned with the couture design award in Las Vegas generating an immediate following of collectors and enthusiasts. Eminent Innovations are the exclusive UK distributor of The Slyde.