I continue to publish reviews of an unusual watch, and this time we will consider the Eclipse model created by designers of the German company Ziiiro. Also we will give our readers opportunity to win such watch during the creative competition which rules look for at the very end of the review.
It should be noted at once that I am the big fan of minimalism. And in this plan, certainly, hours of Ziiiro Eclipse are ideally entered in my environment. In them there is nothing superfluous. Simple forms, strict black and white color, a graceful thong – everything is simply ideal. But give about everything we will talk in more detail.
Hours sent me in a cardboard box in which there was a round plastic capsule with a turning-off bottom. Also in a box manufacturing company cut-away with references to their pages in Facebook and Twitter lay.
Be not frightened spots on the dial is a protective film which should preserve hours, as though the valorous staff of Russian Post tried to destroy all your plans.
The glass round box in which hours lie, by the way, something reminds transparent packings of iPod Touch. Presently many develop the production with caution on Apple so anything in it surprising is not present.
Also in a box you can find the instruction in English and German languages. The same instruction acts as the warranty card if suddenly with your hours something happens. The guarantee, by the way, is provided by the manufacturing company for term in 1 year.
The protective film from glass was ruthlessly broken, and hours appeared before me in all the beauty. The material to the touch seemed to me very qualitative: the case from stainless steel and the soft thong executed from any unusual material. It or special rubber – I could not define silicone. But on feelings, I still never faced such material.
On a back cover of hours the logo of the Ziiiro company which is sent to other model of their watch – Gravity thanks to which they became known for the whole world is located. Hours are protected from water splashes so it is possible not to worry that having been caught in the rain, your hours will cease to function. To dive and take a shower these hours nevertheless it is not recommended.
The current time is adjusted very simply. Hook a nail the handle of the control drowned in the case of hours and when she is nominated – twist it, yet will not expose time necessary for you. Then again press the control handle into the case that it was not stirred and did not cling to your clothes.
Time, by the way, to define on these hours it is very easy. If you remember futuristic hours of Kisai Seven about which I told you last time, Ziiiro Eclipse in comparison with them is a top of simplicity and availability. A black arrow – the hour, white hand – minute. I think that any person will accustom with these hours literally for few minutes.
As I already spoke, the thong of hours is executed from material any very soft and pleasant to the touch. The hand is not tired of this thong, and on feelings it very cozy. It is possible to consider as the unique minus that fact that white it is easy to soil, but in my case I wore watch three days in a row, and a thong unless collected on myself a dust from clothes which can be brushed away simply a hand. In other words, dirt does not eat into a thong and easily is removed from it.
The fastener also is very convenient and to it quickly get used. Two special rings on a thong will not allow it to dangle and cling to your clothes that too it is possible to carry to pluses.
The thong is calculated on a wrist by a grasp from 14,5 to 21 centimeter so should suit practically to any person.
The word eclipse is translated from English as "eclipse", and this name characterizes hours as any another. If to look at the dial in front, really there is a feeling that before you a mini-eclipse. And most interesting in this case that these hours are shone in the dark. In them the innovative Swiss pigmentary covering of Super-LumiNova thanks to which the dial of hours is capable to be shone in full darkness for about one and a half hours is used. Now in a miniature you always will have a unique natural phenomenon near at hand.
Summing up the aforesaid: it is possible to recommend hours of Ziiiro Eclipse to judges of minimalism, graceful design decisions and in general – unusual things. These hours are ideally combined with white iPhone 5 or iPhone 5S as combine the same colors – silvery, white and black. If you want to emphasize the identity and to surprise friends – hours of the Ziiiro company certainly will help you with it. By the way, Eclipse equally well approach both to women, and men as German designers tried to make them the most neutral in the gender plan. To get these remarkable hours it is possible in official online shop at the price in 149 euros.
And now about the most pleasant. The site Hi-News.ru holds competition during which our readers are given opportunity to win the watch of Ziiiro Eclipse which has been personally provided for competition by the head of the Ziiiro company by Derek Yip.
We decided that time our site is devoted to a science and high technologies, and competition should be with a scientific bias. Certainly, thus we want to awaken their creative beginning in our readers.
Competition rules the very simple:
1) Think up unusual composition and make a photo which anyway concerns a science. On a photo there can be people, animals or not animate objects – all this on your discretion.
2) Write the interesting comment to the photo. You can tell about how this picture was made, or it is simple to think up the original signature.
3) In the photo surely there should be a name of our site Hi-News.ru. So we will understand that you did not borrow this photo at someone else. And yes, we will notice, if the inscription was put on another’s photo by means of graphic applications so do not try to deceive us.
4) Publish the reference to your photo in comments to this review. If your comment with the reference did not appear right after sending – be not frightened. On our site all references pass premoderatsiya process. So wait simply a little, and your comment will be published.
5) First of all, your originality, creativity and healthy sense of humour is welcomed. Create, dream, surprise us!
6) From each reader one photo is allowed to competition only.
7) Participants of competition should be full age.
8) Participants of competition should live in the territory of Russia. Prizes to inhabitants of other countries do not go.
9) Competition will last from the moment of the publication of this material till Monday, April 7. On Monday edition of a site will choose three most interesting works of our readers and declares names of winners.
10) Hours of Ziiiro Eclipse (color white) will be sent to THREE winners by Russian Post within a week after completion of competition. Delivery is free, but for work of postmen edition of a site does not bear any responsibility.
11) Prizes cannot be exchanged for a money equivalent.
So, three sets of white Ziiiro Eclipse wait for the new owners. Suffice the cameras quicker and start to dream, dear readers!
RESULTS OF COMPETITION
So, results of our competition were brought. Our edition attentively considered all works presented by you and voted for best of them. Works on a set of parameters were estimated: to the main idea, quality and creation of composition, ingenuity, humour existence and so on. As a result of vote, we defined three winners who will manage design hours of Ziiiro Eclipse.
Our reader with anybody rookbane deservedly won first place, as it embodied in the work everything about what we asked participants of competition: it showed creativity, flavored the work as fair portion of humour and, certainly, its work has a direct bearing on a science and high technologies. He will receive the hours of Ziiiro Eclipse for it in the nearest future, with what we its and pozdravyaly!
The second place on a pedestal of winners our reader with anybody occupies Ducky which sent us the photo of the designer on the basis of the computing Arduino platform. Its picture unites in itself everything on what our site is based: a science, high technologies and aspiration to new knowledge. We congratulate the winner and with pleasure we hand over it brand new hours of Ziiiro Eclipse.
The third winner under anybody rmn85, though departed from competition rules (and I asked not to use Photoshop at addition to pictures of the name of our site) a little, could prove that this work belongs only to it. We contacted the author and requested from it the photo original. After the careful analysis of the initial file, I came to a conclusion that the picture really real and has the right to participation in competition. For this reason hours of Ziiiro Eclipse soon will appear in hands of the winner.
In the nearest future we will contact winners to the addresses E-mail under which they are registered on our site, and we will send them instructions how they can receive the deserved prizes. If you do not receive from us the letter (whether a little as your mail boxes work) – please, contact me to the address firstname.lastname@example.org and I surely will answer you in most short time.
Friends, we understand that many of you remained are disappointed. After all everyone hoped that it will appear the winner. And if we had such possibility, we surely would hand over a prize to each of you, but, unfortunately, we have no such possibility. We very much liked that so many creative people responded to our offer to take part in competition. Was very difficult to allocate among all variety of participants of the best. Each of you was very good. And we hope that you will take part in future competitions of our site. Thanks for your diligence. Remain with us, and yes there will arrive with you a science and high technologies!