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__SPACER__ This was the first item made directly under the Jacob Jensen brand, for Max Rene. Later watches were made after the studio had been taken over by Jacobs son.<p /><p />The watch is made of Titanium and has half of the face silver and half black, to represent nigh and day. The hands are half black and half silver, the appropriate portion showing depending on which half of the background they appear over.
__SPACER__ In the late 70s Jensen was under pressure from B&O to produce a stackable system to rival successful Japanese hifi systems. Jensen protested by jumping up and down of the prototype models he had made, smashing them to pieces.<p /><p />Later a compromise was reached with the Beosystem 5000 which although a rack system, had none of the cheap flashing lights and controls of the Japanese equivalents.<p /><p />Later B&O reverted back to the console systems, and the 5000 remains something of an anomaly.
__SPACER__ Years before Apple's quest for buttonless designs for the iPhone B&O were producing similar interfaces to today's through glass illuminated touch panels. The BeoCenter 9000 was Jensens last major design for B&O, where he even wanted to include a gesture based interface allowing the CD panel to open as a hand waved across it.