Website : http://4-n.fr/
François created the 4N watch brand in 2009. As an independent designer since 1986, he has designed several contemporary models for Swiss and French watchmakers. Now 47, he has amassed a wide range of design skills. With an avid interest in both mechanics and computers, he is a designer working in business sectors requiring skills that are at once diverse and specific, from machine tooling to mechanical optics to web design. It is now safe to say that François Quentin is full-fledged specialist in watch design.
A simple digital display powered by a mechanical movement. This was the idea behind the creation of the 4N: to go beyond typical analog mechanical timepieces with moving hands. The brand draws its name from the four digits found on the digital ‘’face’’ of the watch, indicating the time. 4N = 4 numbers. Not merely telling the time, but actually revealing it by the use of its unique 4-digit display, the watch relays time’s rhythmic movement.
Resolutely masculine, and unaplogetically high-Tech, the 4N houses a complex mechanism, which becomes easily understandable thanks to its legibility. 4N has mastered time with a modern concept housing a mechanical heart – looking forwar while still paying homage to the time – honored basics of watch making.
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