1957 | ADJUSTABLE
The first adjustable razor with three settings was introduced—for light, medium, and heavy beards. Over time more settings were added, totalling nine. This was the company’s first distinctly mechanical effort at making a razor “share the work” of adjusting the blade angle to the face.
1965 | TECHMATIC
This was the first system razor with a ‘continuous band,’ spooled and retractable. It meant that the user would no longer have to touch the blade. This design was a highly stylised evolution of the original Techmatic, which had been a Gillette staple razor for over 30 years; an expression of the industrial design experimentation of the era.