BA (Hons) Jewellery, Materials and Design graduate won the 39th Hong Kong Watch and Clock Design Competition

Yip Tsz Yan, a graduate from BA (Hons) Jewellery, Materials and Design, Sheffield Hallam University, won the 39th Hong Kong Watch and Clock Design Competition organised by HKTDC. This is her second consecutive championship in this competition.

The winning entry – “Present”, took inspiration from a camera lens. The top of the watch case is a mechanical design that can be opened and closed manually, metaphorically indicating that the glorious moment may be recorded as you wish. The improved shutter is designed to be unsealed, making reading the time easier. The design pattern on the outer ring of the case is derived from a film negative, implying that time flies but does not forget the delightful things in life. The strap is a streamlined metal that is cohesive and interwoven, a metaphor for how life is woven with the flow of time. The strap is designed without a clasp and relies on its inherent metal elasticity to open and shut when worn, emphasizing the time required to grab and collaborate with the elasticity.  

Yip was also an awardee of the Government Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship (SPSS) – Talent Development Scholarship in 2021-22.