Unveiling the X Series: A Marvel of Mechanical Watchmaking

Shengliang Lee's Award-Winning Design Brings Transformers to Timekeeping

In an era where innovation and nostalgia intersect, Shengliang Lee's X Series mechanical watch emerges as a testament to the timeless allure of Transformers and the sophistication of modern watchmaking. This design, a collaboration between BEXEI and Hasbro, has been recognized with the prestigious Golden A' Design Award in 2023.

The X Series mechanical watch is a unique blend of classic and futuristic elements. Inspired by the iconic Transformers franchise, the watch captures the dual romance of mecha and mechanics. It's not just a timepiece; it's a stunning experience from Cybertron, the Transformers' home planet, brought to life on your wrist.

The watch's standout feature is its unique "X" design, which forms a stable and solid dial. Housed within a 316L steel frame is a fully automatic mechanical movement developed by BEXEI. This design allows for a panoramic back view, offering an unobstructed view of the movement's operation and showcasing a purely mechanical aesthetic. The smooth lines of the watch highlight the tough shape derived from Transformers, while the texture of the circuit board on the strap seems to be infused with unstoppable energy.

The X Series introduces a novel way of time reading. Instead of traditional 24-hour markings on the dial, the X-shaped movement aligns to the 8 time positions of the 24 hours. This innovative approach simplifies time reading while accentuating the watch's unique form.

Creating the X Series was no small feat. The development of the movement, Cal.BX851.288.72de, was entirely in-house by BEXEI and took more than three years. Despite the challenges, the team achieved an impressive 72-hour power reserve through structural optimization and control of the winding torque decay. The result is a slim, flat movement with a distinctive avant-garde style.

The X Series mechanical watch is more than just a timepiece. It's a testament to the power of innovative design, the allure of nostalgia, and the timeless appeal of mechanical watchmaking. With its unique blend of classic and futuristic elements, the X Series is a stunning addition to any watch collection and a worthy recipient of the Golden A' Design Award.

Project Details and Credits

Project Designers: LEESHENGLIANG
Project Team Members: Lee Shengliang
Project Name: X Series

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