|Milton Glaser, designer|
Though it may look like a machine for time, with a gauge-like face and variously colored regions, Milton Glaser's bold, black Sprocket Watch is actually geared to keeping back a bit of information. While the red hand races around the black and white minute band on the rim, the numerical hour itself is often hidden, revealed through a tiny round window only just before and just after the hour turns.The creator of such iconic imagery as the "I heart NY" logo and the "Dylan" poster with Bob Dylan's silhouette and psychedelic hair, Glaser has also designed elegant, playful interpretations of timepieces. Rather than a precision instrument, the Sprocket Watch is intended to be a visual accompaniment to the passage of time, with moving graphic elements, an anodized aluminum case (1½ inches diameter), and a matching dyed leather strap. It is presented in minimal yet attractive paper packaging.