This is an interesting example of cross-disciplinary design, where virtual cues from one discipline are adapted to another disciplin. The team of designers and engineers responsible for the award-winning truck Volvo FH was given the task to develop driver gear that drew inspiration on the vehicle.
The Driver Performance Watch has been designed by Patrick Palovaara, Senior Designer at Volvo Truck’s studio in Gothenburg, Sweden.
“The watch design has been inspired by elements from the new Volvo truck, such as the pattern of the truck’s interior and the signature Volvo fonts in the truck’s instrument cluster. The watch’s proportions and the way it sits on the wrist has also been designed to give the watch a stance reminiscent of the new Volvo FH.”