Ted Scapa’s Threesixty Ride (SUMZ100) glides on wings of adrenaline, capturing the thrill that snowboarders seek by flying high in cool, clean white spaces. Taking advantage of new technology, the charismatic designer uses the inner surface of the watch glass to render his three dimensional, action-studded scene of five tricked-out snowboarders spinning around the dial. Pink Ride (GZ200) is the same design fully clothed in snowsuit-pink, and Big Ride (GZ201) uses gradations of colour to make each of the performers pop from the dial and strap as they ride the slopes. Square dots mark hours 3, 6, 9 and 12, leaving the surfaces free for snowy adventures in the air. Winner Ride (GZ202S) presents the conclusion if this joyful and vivid series with a golden key note for winners of the slope.
Ted Scapa has spent a lifetime playing with paint and creative ideas. Born in Holland, he adopted Switzerland as his home country in 1962. As an artist he has been writing, making and editing books about art for 35 years and has also been working as a painter, sculptor and designer of art objects ranging from rugs to lamps. The four watches Ted created for Swatch testify to his love of colour and creative endeavour. His colourful, joyful work is an enthusiastic celebration of the playfulness at the heart of his art.