Wrist Watch

Baselworld 2012

Project Info

Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD)



For the 2012 Baselworld exhibition, we contributed to their installation: Wrist Watch. An illuminated opening invites the visitors to slip their hand into one of four white columns. These interactive devices enable them to explore a virtual world representing four of Tissot’s most emblematic watches. They have the sensation that their wrist is immersed in a changing environment and are able to navigate the watches’ universes though various animations and 3D illustrations.

We were commissioned by the Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD) and Trivial Mass Production to develop an innovative method to track the hand and wrist movements using a Microsoft Kinect. The world of the Tissot watch is then unveiled depending on their position and orientation. The conception of this installation was imagined by Cassandre Poirier-Simon, a master student at HEAD, with the help of Raphaël Muñoz, Baptiste Milési and Nadya Suvorova. The design of the columns is the work of Rob van Leijsen and Laure Bretagnolle. In addition to the students and faculty of the HEAD, we collaborated with Demain la Lune, Les Ateliers Modernes and 3D freelancers.


Trivial Mass Production

Concept and design
Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD)

Development of the motion tracking system

Development of the 3D game engine
Demain la Lune

Development of the air nozzle system
Les Ateliers Modernes

Modeling of the virtual worlds
Freelancers – Marco Falsitta, Olivier Gros, Emilien Stragiotti