Project O1 Concept

Most crowd funded wristwatch projects on the internet pitch themselves with a tangible benefit – either they are techie smart wristwatches or focus on material as a point of difference. Very few focus on pure aesthetics which is what Project O1 is about.

The O1 features a translucent case with a skeleton citizen miyota self winding mechanical movement. It looks fairly decent but it seems small for today’s preferred larger sizes – it’s 26 mm.


There’s very little information about the story behind the project and the person behind it. Instead it’s knee deep excessive marketing speak which was somewhat of a turn off. They may look pretty on a brochure but when it’s a crowdfunding project, you need to be a little more real.

An email later, all I’m made aware of is that it’s made by a French man in Barcelona named Matthieu Keller and will also be presented to the competition A’ Design Award 2014-2015.

Anyway, I wish it well. If the project for this design is successful, Mattieu intends to further develop this into a larger collection and this could possibly be the groundwork for a new brand. The first watch is intended for a retail price of 2000 Euros which is fairly pricey since you can get Seven Friday for that amount, but to be fair, the crowd-funded version available on indie-gogo is for a fraction of that price.

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Project 01: Concept Watch


  1. I’ve beeen slack on posts this week because I cnnitionue too work on the Disaster Preparedness guide. I just covered field expedient radioactive fallout sheltering. I’m on to calculating radiation doses and dose rates and whatnot over the weekend. I hope to get on to the next subject soon because I find the subject of nuclear warfare to be tedious.

  2. His hairstyle and lntgeh of hair on video of interview and at the time he got passport is the same. So is his dress, same shirt, same necktie. I would guess the video was made on the same day.

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