Puuuh. It truly can be challenging being awesome all day long….
Despite all the hectic and trouble of fighting all those evil guys, real super heros never forget to take it slow. It helps SLOW MAN to be even more efficient, more focused and of course happy than all the other super hero dudes!
Our friend, the very talented comic artist MATT GAUDIO, drew this beautiful illustration as the slow one-hand watch inspired him to create a slow character. Thanks so much for this, Matt!
We are super proud of having so many slow people out there. The most famous ones among them we share with you in our slow people section.
These guys come from all kind of different backgrounds (athletes, actors, designers, musicians,…) and they show the great diversity of the slow brand.Now, also Hollywood star Orlando Bloom joins them and wears a slow Jo 19 in order to remind himself to take it slow at the set.
You find the model he is wearing on his latest show “Easy” right here.
In an ideal world everybody would take the time and read through all sections of our website in order to understand all facets of our lovely brand – and there are a lot of different facets!. But we know that in reality not all of you might actually do that – maybe because you are not slow YET ;). As we of course still what you guys to be slow and get to know our story, we produced this nice little video for you. It explains all major elements of the slow brand in less than 2 minutes. Check it out!
As we all know by now, slow is not a speed and it also does not mean to chill out the entire day. You can of course have a very active life and still be slow. It’s all about enjoying what you do, appreciating your time and live for the moment. Here is an example of our friend Aiko Göhler.
IT’S THE MOST EXCITING DAY FOR US EVER! TODAY WE ARE MAKING SLOW EVEN MORE SLOW: WE ARE INTRODUCING THE FIRST SLOW WATCH WITH AN AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT.
We always loved the idea of a 24 hour one-hand watch that runs forever without ever needing to exchange the battery. So the entire team has been working on the perfect mechanical slow for a long time and it just turn out beautiful.
Of course the amazing glass case back that gives you a direct view on the refined craftsmanship of the clockwork is a true highlight.
You can directly witness how the mechanical parts turn and power the watch just be the movement of your arm. To ensure the highest possible reliability we use a movement made by the most trusted specialist in the industry: The ETA 2893 AIG4. It has a long term proven record and is easy to service for every watch shop.
The front is certainly stunning as well. We used the iconic slow octagon case shape and took it to a whole new level by adding an outstanding bezel and lugs as well as enlarging it to 41mm width. The rose gold adds a great bi-color twist to the stainless steel.
As all slow watches the case is perfectly symmetric and the engineers managed to create the case back on the same shape as the bezel, so the side view is incredible.
To complete the impressive look we added a structured dial with detailed hour index applications as well as a date window. Of course all is protected by scratchproof sapphire crystal. We picked a fine Italian calf leather strap with croco pattern to make the entire thing look even more precious.
ONLY THE FAST GO SLOW! OUR FRIEND – TRIATHLETE JOE MALOY – JUST QUALIFIED FOR THE OLYMPICS IN RIO
Yet another prove that being slow makes you faster: One of our slow people – Joe Maloy – just secured his ticket for the Rio Olympics in triathlon!
How he made his way and more information about the Team USA can be found on their website.
We are super proud to have such a great crowd of slow people out there and are wishing Joe all the best for the races.
You’re gonna rock it!
By the way: he is wearing a slow Jo (what else but without an “e”) His slow Jo 05 comes with a black soft Italian calf leather band and silver stainless steel case. And OF COURSE it is 100 M water resistant.
YEAH! WE JUST GAVE A KEYNOTE ABOUT OUR SLOW COMPANY THAT MAXIMISES THE VALUE OF TIME AND NOT THE PROFIT AT THE “SYMPOSIUM OECONOICUM” IN MÜNSTER.
slow is about an idea of living for the moment and cherish time again. But we are taking this further and actually our entire company is based on that vision:
How can we use all this nice modern technology, open minded consumers, globalisation, and great outsourcing partners to build a firm that is not maximising profit or market capitalisation but the value of time. The time of everybody who is involved – employees, partners, founder’s, and of course customers.
That was exactly the topic of the founder’s keynote at the famous “Symposium Oeconoicum” at Germany’s largest business university in Münster. We were grateful and proud to speak to over 600 Student along side with great personalities as the German Minister of Defense – Dr. Ursula von der Leyen, Christian Lindner as well as CEOs of leading Companies.
As a company we always try to give something back and help people in need. For example we raised over 10.000€ for Kids in Brazil before and are proud to be part of this great charity again. We would like to send a big thank you to the Anglia Ruskin University-team for the amazing job they did and hope to inspire more people to do good! And of course it also feels fantastic that our support is appreciated – especially when it comes as such a nice certificate.
In the latest edition of inspirational magazine OOOM one of the world’s most influential designer – Stefan Sagmeister (Sagmeister & Walsh, New York) – elects slow Jo 21 as one of his TOP 3 design watches.
HOW AWESOME IS THAT?! He is fascinated by our 24 hour one-hand concept and the unique experience of wearing a slow watch.
“With only one hand, its slower motion and the second glance you always take at it, it creates a unique experience and the function of the watch is still useful. Well done.”
We are especially honoured by this as we have always been big fans of Stefan who takes a truly slow approach himself: Every seven years he is closing his studio for one entire year. He using this sabbatical to rejuvenate and refresh their creative outlook. We love that idea!
Stefan Sagmeister is one of the top influential designer in the world. He has worked for the Rolling Stones, The Talking Heads, Lou Reed, and The Guggenheim Museum. Exhibitions on Sagmeister’s work have been mounted in New York, Philadelphia, Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Paris, Lausanne, Zurich, Vienna, Prague, Cologne & Berlin.
Unfortunately, the slow Jo of his choice was the slow Jo 21 that is already sold out. But you can still find an all black (slow Jo 22) and all gold (slow Jo 23) slow watch with its beautiful mesh band and the unique 24h concept.
In a nutshell: Why is the slow watch truly slow?
We know you all totally get the slow concept, but there are so many different aspects of how we translated the idea of slow to a watch that you might not have thought of all of them yet. Here are 10 good reasons why Jo,Moand Oare simply the best reminder to help you guys to be slow!
2. AS THE HAND TURNS ONLY ONCE EVERY 24 HOURS INSTEAD OF EVERY 12 HOURS IT MOVES AT HALF THE SPEED OF A NORMAL WATCH.
3. AS THERE IS NO MINUTE HAND THE WATCH ENSURES THAT YOU ARE NOT STRESSING OUT BY CHASING THE MINUTES.
4. EVEN IF YOU CAN READ THE TIME +- 1-2 MINUTES PRECISELY, IT DOES NOT GIVE YOU AN UNNECESSARILY PRECISE INDICATION OF TIME WHICH IS CERTAINLY RELAXING.
5. THE HAND FOLLOWS THE MOVEMENT OF THE SUN: IT RAISES “ON THE LEFT” AT AROUND 6:00, REACHES IT ZENITH AT 12:00 AND SETS “ON THE RIGHT” AT AROUND 18:00.
6. SHOWING THE TIME WITH ONLY ONE HAND AND ALL 24 HOURS IS A MUCH MORE NATURAL WAY OF READING THE TIME. IT IS TOTALLY INTUITIVEAND YOU DON’T HAVE TO CALCULATE HOURS AND MINUTES.
7. ACTUALLY, IT IS THE ORIGINAL WAY OF SHOWING THE TIME. IF YOU LOOK AT SOME REALLY OLD TOWER CLOCKS YOU CAN STILL SEE THAT THEY ALSO HAVE ONLY ONE HAND AND 24 HOURS.
8. 24 HOURS IS THE RHYTHM OF NATURE DEFINED BY THE SUN. THERE IS NOTHING NATURAL IN LIFE THAT HAS 12 HOURS OR 60 MINUTES. THE ONLY NATURAL CYCLE -APART FROM THE MONTH AND YEAR- IS ONE FULL DAY.
9. THE 24 HOUR ONE-HAND CONCEPT ALSO HELPS YOU TO RECONNECT WITH THE YOUR SENSE AND CONSCIOUSNESS FOR TIME.
10. AS READING THE TIME IS DIFFERENT TO A USUAL WATCH, IT HELPS YOUR BRAIN TO BE FLEXIBLE AND CHANGE BEHAVIOUR PATTERNS. IF YOU ARE FEELING UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THE SLOW WATCH, YOUR BRAIN MAYBE IS JUST A LITTLE BIT RUSTY 😉