Engineering























From the North Sea and Arabian Gulf, to the arctic and Central Africa, engineering is a passion as well as a job; the desire to make things perfect whatever the environment. 

  
Of course, as an engineer, aesthetics has never been part of the design brief.  To solve this problem I turned to mathematics and in particular the Fibonacci sequence.  Fibonacci (real name Leonardo Bonacci) was as an Italian mathematician of the 12th Century Renaissance.  He introduced the concept of a zero and the use of Arabic notation (1, 2, 3 instead of the Roman IV, V, VI) and with them transformed mathematics from awkward to brilliant.  

The Fibonacci sequence is simply adding up the last two numbers in a row to make the next.  Starting with 1 it goes 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, and so on.  The beauty of the sequence is that nature uses it and the ratios of the numbers produce a more and more aesthetically balanced design the higher up the scale you go.  The closed form solution of the sequence is a ratio of 1 to 0.618. You might not have heard of this 'golden ratio', but I can guarantee you see it hundreds of times a day in everything from nature, through architecture to car design.  By using Fibonacci ratios for the aesthetic side of the OFFSHORE Professional chronograph I have avoided any references to fashion or trends.  




 
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