We live in a world where design is constantly being borrowed and then reinterpreted. And it seems there are no limits to how or where we can draw our inspiration from, as many of the freshest ideas are found in seemingly unrelated areas ranging from fashion and architecture to desk lamps and cell phones. It just takes some good old fashioned observation and imagination to bring it all together. Did BMW consider the Rolex Submariner 55XX, a classic watch that debuted in 1953, when designing their now iconic 507 sports car? Probably not…but we certainly would have.
Chunky metal makes for an industrial look on the 507 and the Submariner
Built for speed and precision, the black steel enamel bezel of the Rolex shines like the black lacquered style paint of the 507.
A perfect example of not over designing the product – nothing is there that doesn’t need to be.
The simple Submariner dial shares details with that of the 507 – a black face with white numbers and sticks.
The lines are fluid and smooth, but the components are substantial and strong – you know when you have this watch on your wrist, the same way the sporty yet muscular stance of the 507 has heavy street presence.