I went on holiday recently and whilst flicking through a magazine that was in my hotel room I came across an advert for a rather cool looking watch from Dolce & Gabbana featuring a TV test card as the clock face.
This took me my surprise because I really didn’t think a designer brand such as D&G would create something like this, but I take my hat off to them for producing such a cool looking watch in the shape of the D&G Medicine Man (I have no idea how they came up with that name though!).
Its a gents watch and features a stainless steel bracelet strap, is Indiglo backlit and the dial is exactly the right dimensions to look like a standard format television screen with 4:3 aspect ratio. Its also water resistant to 50 metres.
I don’t know if the test card chosen is a particular one or not, but it certainly looks pretty accurate and reminds me of the test cards that used to appear on TV when there was nothing being broadcast (that never happens these days!). What would be cool is if they made one with the girl and the clown playing noughts and crosses.
If you fancy picking one of these timepieces up for yourself then they are available from Goldsmiths.