TID Watches

Exploring Time

On one hand TID sets out to make iconic watches to wear through shifts in times and styles. On the other, TID acts as a canvas for artists, thinkers, writers and visualisers to conduct creative research on the subject of time.

Exploring Time

Study 004

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Study 004
By: Nacho Alegre
For the fourth edition of our series Exploring Time, we invited Spanish born photographer Nacho Alegre to create poetic images off the splendid beaches of the Costa Brava.
‘’It’s a reflection on time, not necessarily about the passing of time, simply more about a very specific moment within it, the moment of balance. It is a transitional moment that exists just for an instant. A moment we perceive as beautiful but not apprehensible. Both my film and images explore this idea and try to uncover the elusiveness and sensuality of that moment.’’ — Nacho Alegre

Exploring Time

Study 003

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Study 003
By: Carlotta Manaigo
For the latest edition of Exploring Time, Italian born photographer Carlotta Manaigo conducts a study of characters in time. Divided into two parts; photography and video. The stills focus on the relationship between two young adults and investigate themes of identity, duality and androgyny, narrating their coming of age. The geometric lines of the urban architecture gradually blend into a natural landscape in which they find liberation, we now feel their skin, their breath, the formality becomes physical.
The video introduces other generations, a young boy and an older gentleman, captured in repetitive moments of everyday life, in the house, around the table, outdoors. It plays with the passage of time, the ticking of a watch mirrors other circular shapes which become reoccurring elements, as to embody the eternal cycle of life.

Exploring Time - Study 002


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Study 002 – Flux
By: Albin Holmqvist and
Adrian Mörner Hansen
'Flux' was created by Albin Holmqvist and Adrian Mörner Hansen. The study is based around the constant fluidity of the world, and is told through a short film and a series of prints.

It is clear that change and death are ubiquitous features of the natural world. As cold things grow hot, the hot cools, the wet dries, the parched moistens – we will keep getting lost, being fucked, and finding new ways.

To isolate the concept of time itself is a riddle that most likely will never be solved. But, taking a moment to observe the constant flow around us and within ourselves is probably as close as we will ever get.

Exploring Time - Study 001

Study 001
By: Jonas Lindström
We asked talented photographer Jonas Lindström to conduct the first of our creative research papers exploring the notion of time. The photographs are all shot in November 2013 at the scenic Alvaret on the island of Öland off the southern east coast of Sweden.
“The barren landscapes of Öland with its vast surfaces are incredibly beutiful. For me, it is a meditative place where it feels like time stands still. It is a place where I go to get energy and inspiration.”
“Time is the most precious thing we have. We all have a limited amount of time on earth and therefore we have such a special relationship with time.”
Buy the printed book ‘Study 001’ in the shop (sold out) .