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A look at the iconic watches which inspired five Apple Watch faces

Added 01-25-21 10:31:01am EST - “If you've ever wondered what inspired the design of Apple Watch faces, a blog post provides a really interesting look at the iconic watches” - 9to5mac.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From 9to5mac.com: “The iconic watches behind five Apple Watch faces- 9to5Mac”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

If you’ve ever wondered what inspired the design of Apple Watch faces, Carrot Fertility co-founder Arun Venkatesan has put together a really interesting look at the iconic watches behind them …

The analog faces reveal what Apple does so well — taking the familiar and making it their own. Over the years, they have released quite a few faces with roots in history. Each one started as an iconic watch archetype and was remade to take advantage of the Apple Watch platform […]

Just dive into five Apple Watch faces — California, Chronograph, Chronograph Pro, Count Up, and GMT.

For example, Apple’s Count Up face takes its inspiration from dive watches, of which the Rolex Submariner (Ref. 6204) is the best-known example.

In 1953, Rolex set new records by strapping its Deep Sea watch to the outside of the Trieste submersible, which took it in the ocean to a depth of 3,150 meters and back unharmed […]

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