My main focus at the moment has been to design unique dials and new colour combinations for the case and strap for several special edition watches that will be released in the near future. I sketch these by hand, build them in illustrator, and then render them in photoshop using some very interesting techniques to give realistic affects for metals and other surface finishes. These special editions are now ready and will be presented to the company for feedback and validation, before going through the prototype and then production stages!
Outside of work at White, I have been keeping up my illustration work, and am well on my way to completing a very special piece which I have been working on for a while now, a biro illustration of the Panerai Carbotech that has taken a huge number of hours, and will need a great many more before I am happy to make it available to a collector. I am happy with the technique I have used for the case though, and am looking for ideas and techniques I can use on the bezel and dial to give the same effect.
Until next time though..
Words by Max Resnick, Horological Designer and Founder, Max Resnick Design