Handsetter is a precision machine developed and manufactured in Switzerland, which is used in watch production. It places hour, minute and second hands as well as the hands of stop watches on the clock unit. A built-in camera enables the position and horizontal orientation of the individual hands to be checked to ensure correct assembly of the watch. The Handsetter is placed on the watchmaker’s table and is geared to the requirements of someone who works while sitting with regard to its ergonomic design. A carefully cut worktop made of solid beechwood gives a pleasant feel to the surface and offers the wrists a comfortable and secure place to rest. An asymmetrically arranged touch screen for the control functions makes it easier to read the information. Together with the rounded edges of the housing, it gives the machine both a characteristic and contemporary appearance at the same time.
Comments of the nominators
The design of this precision machine is already solved well and almost in textbook fashion. The design appears simple, practical, to the point, functional and contemporary. The selection of material appears appropriate and solid. The ergonomic requirements are satisfied convincingly. The high quality impression of the machine should be particularity appreciated by potential customers in view of the increasing number of visitors to watch makers.
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