Beam me up!
This playful watch was designed by French Author-Illustrator, Xavier Broche.
Beam me up! is a celebration of the unexplained: a visitor from outer space hovers above a farm, searching for life on our green planet...
A mischievous piglet in the field runs in an endless loop, trying to escape the beam from the UFO.
How to read the time
The time telling on the Beam me up! watch is integrated within the image:
- The beam emitted by the flying saucer marks the minutes.
- The position of the pig on the watch face marks the hours.
Xavier explains his inspiration behind the design:
“I wanted to describe an alien encounter in a playful way. I imagined how it would be for a simple pig to be at the heart of this historic event.
I found it funny to imagine the alien travelling endlessly across space searching for intelligent life, only to encounter a bewildered pig at the end of this epic journey!
Don’t worry about the pig though - he’ll outwit the alien in the end!”
Xavier Broche is a children's book Author-Illustrator based in France.
He has produced many works for “Les Éditions Lapin”, mainly as part of a series of collaborations with Alice Chaa, a writer for children.
Feathers and brushes, felt-tip pens and inks, the tools vary and the themes change according to the book.
Xavier has explored a diverse range of topics in his work: from adoption to travel; fear of the dark to learning numbers and even following the adventures of an unconventional princess...
In addition to published works, Xavier has also collaborated on radio shows and live drawing events, such as Podcast Science.
See more of Xavier’s work at: xavierpuyo.com
Or follow Xavier on Instagram here.
Size: medium / unisex
Band: 18mm brown Nubuck
Glass: sapphire (hard-wearing)
Mechanism: Swiss made single jewel quartz mechanism
Waterproof: Yes! 5ATM
Guarantee: 12 months - any problems after this time, we can still help!
Width (3 o’clock to 9 o’clock): 37mm
Height (from lug to lug): 46mm
Case: 316L stainless steel
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