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Rajesh Sriram breaks the mold on wristwatch design

Oblivion AX-01 comprises a simplistic linear read with just the right amount of sophistication.

Looking to uncomplicate the concept of reading time – Indian-based Rajesh Sriram brilliantly designs the ‘Oblivion AX-01’.  

For starters, its silhouette may look like your average wrist watch but is far from it in reality.  Featuring a futuristic aesthetic – this beautifully crafted timepiece creates visual intrigue in the form of subtle movement.

Oblivion AX-01 by Rajesh
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“The Oblivion AX-01 is my interpretation of drum watches in a modern way. The true beauty of it lies in the interplay between a minimalistic watch form blending with details and textures that enhances its overall shape” says Sriram.

Ditching the conventional notion that time should be represented as a cyclical conception – this elegant accessory instead puts it on a linear trajectory devoid of hands letting you view both the time and the date with ease in a single left-to-right glance.

Simple yet incredibly dynamic – its all-black design comprises a circular-shaped stainless steel exoskeleton. 

This metal face surrounds a tubular portion suspended in the middle featuring intricate dials on which the graphic decals sit. 

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Ensuring that it goes beyond the expectations of your average two-hand timepiece – this watch is additionally outfitted with an adjustable rubber strap that seamlessly integrates into the watch’s design, keeping its simple silhouette intact.

“It comprises an integrated band that has a smooth transition into the watch as well as a conventional stainless steel case in an unconventional shape” Sriram adds.

With a water-resistant body – this timepiece is further sealed in a fascinating curved glass component that is capable of reaching underwater depths of up to 200M.

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