The process of telling time has a long and fascinating history. From the ancient sundials to the invention of sophisticated mechanical contraptions and the sleek electronic devices we know today, our fascination and dependence on time-telling pieces, specifically the watch, has not ceased. With SOON, Olivier Gamiette takes the treasured object of the watch and completely reimagines the way it tells time. This collection of concept watches rendered in Photoshop possess such beauty and drama, you’ll wish they weren’t make-believe! Three years ago, French car designer Olivier Gamiette became fascinated with how watches work and began drawing them in his spare time. He started to educate himself on the different elements that watches possess and how to define their proportions. His goal was to not only draw credible and realistic watches, but also to have them tell time in ways he had never seen before.More than thirty extraordinary concept watch designs later, SOON Timepiece Phenomena presents, in both English and French, Gamiette’s creations in all their photorealistic glory. Meet Sentinelle with its six rotating glass cylinders, the futuristic Celerity with horn-like propellers, and Sublissime with its mesmerizing crisscrossing bands. Discover these timepieces and the magic each one holds through Gamiette’s thoughtful watch descriptions, in-depth design tutorials, and, above all, his conceptual masterpieces.