Watches

May 28th Watches

I’ve never been a fan out of watches without numbers but I’ll make an exception for these watches by Agni Tilla. Operating under the name May28th, she creates one-of-a-kind watches in so many different styles and colors that you won’t have any trouble finding one (or two, or three…) that fits your style. Prices range from $35-50.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $35.00
Availability: Buy May 28th Watches here

Pentagon and Hexagon Watches

Nice, eh? Not sure if you guessed already, but these two watches were inspired by a soccer ball. Score!

Made of an ABS plastic case, an acrylic crystal, and a polyurethane band.
& design, 2007

Hexagon White, $75.00 ($67.50 Members)
Pentagon Black, $75.00 ($67.50 Members)

Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Kiri Watch by Masayuki Kurokawa

I really, really don’t like wearing watches. They all seem so “look at me”, but I wouldn’t mind wearing this one…it seems so shy and apologetic in a way; even the lens is frosted. Issey Miyake’s Twelze comes close to achieveing the same effect, but Kurokawa’s is even more humble (the clear strap almost disappears against your skin), less designer label, and a fraction of the Miyake price.

Designer: Masayuki Kurokawa
Watchface: 1.33 inches
Length: 7 to 8.5 inches (from first to last hole)
Zinc alloy, glass, and silicone

Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00
Availability: Buy Kiri Watch by Masayuki Kurokawa here

Rumba Time Digital Watch

I remember being in high school and the inner-city-cool-kid thing to do was collect candy-colored plastic watches from fast food happy meals and <gasp> wear them. Thankfully, I never quite fit in and managed to make it through without succumbing to peer pressure. Made of stretchy silicone and water resistant to 30 meters, this unisex (and stackable) watch is a more stylish nod to the days of yore. (The test tube is just clever packaging.)

Available in a rainbow of colors and three sizes: 6, 7, and 8 inches long

[via Oak]

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy Rumba Time Digital Watch here

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Jacob Jensen Square Chronograph Watch

Seeing that Jacob Jensen designed this watch, it’s no surprise really that it’s both simple and elegant. It looks like a modern classic.

This square chronograph watch marries the unexpected and sophistication. It features a stainless-steel case, sapphire crystal, a black genuine leather band, and Swiss-made movement. Water-resistant to 100 feet.

Case size: 1.2″h x 1″w

Purchase Information:

Price: $495.00
Availability: Buy Jacob Jensen Square Chronograph Watch here

Daytimer Watch by Alessi Watches

Faceted and fabulous, this watch keeps time in cubic style.

Designed by Wil Alsop and rugged at a glance, the Daytimer feels comfortable with its good fit on the wrist, while its 3D display naturally catches attention. Organic EL Display: The high-luminance organic EL display simply shows time, a date, and a day of the week. Graphic display starts by pressing the “A” button. 9 different graphics are displayed every time, followed by time and a day of the week. Architectural Design: This unique cubic style, like an architectural structure on the arm, was generated based on architectural methods to pursue a cubic object. The glass is made of acrylic.

Designer: Will Alsop and Federico Grazzini
Display Digital OLED

Purchase Information:

Price: $120.00
Availability: Buy Daytimer Watch by Alessi Watches here

Nooka Sale

Nooka sale is happening right now at Gilt Groupe (invitation-based, fyi), just in case you’re interested.

Zub Zen V Blue, $130.00 $65.00
Zoo Aluminum Black, $225.00 $112.00
Zub Zot Sage, $140.00 $70.00
Zot Classic Black, $265.00 $132.00

Buy it here.

More information:

View Nooka Sale here

Too Late Watches

These are just about as minimal as you can get with a watch. And, perhaps equally exciting, it’s available in a variety of hues (more than pictured) and costs $30(!).

  • Waterproof (suitable for swimming)
  • Silicon band
  • Date and Time functions
  • 2 years warranty

$29.99, Buy it here.

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Price: $29.99
Availability: Buy Too Late Watches here

Black-on-Black Digital Watch

If any ‘modernist’ (term being used loosely here) has a bare wrist, this watch could be the perfect addition to their wardrobe.

A simple, elegant design, this watch has a large vertical digital display, slim ionized steel strap and case, and a flat mineral crystal. It shows hour and minute, or month and date, reverting to time display after three seconds. Water-resistant.

Size: Large Case: 1.5h x 1w x .25″d, Band: 1″w; Small Case: 1.25h x 1w x .25″d, Band: 1″w
Franklin Weisz, 2006

$155.00, ($139.50 Members), Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $155.00
Availability: Buy Black-on-Black Digital Watch here

Diode watch

The impressive thing about this watch is that it was originally designed way back in 1975.

LIP watches have been around for over 150 years but were unavailable in the United States until very recently. The company has reintroduced some of their most important models from a modern collection that was first unveiled 35 years ago. In the 1960s and 1970s, LIP enlisted a handful of creative architects and designers to design contemporary watches. Among them was the prolific Roger Tallon, who designed everything from high-speed French TGV trains to the 1964 Helicoid Staircase (part of the MoMa Design Collection). Tallon’s LIP designs include the iconic Mach 2000 series.

materials:mineral glass, stainless steel case, leather strap
$380.00,
Buy it here.

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Price: $380.00
Availability: Buy Diode watch here

PXR-6 Ultranoir

The PXR-6 has been revamped on the inside, but functions and looks the same on the outside.

The functions remain the same and are simple, clear and to the point: time and date on a dark background with light type. And when the light button is pressed, it glows with beautiful blue light. The bracelet is almost an inch wide and can be adjusted to a minimum length of 6.5″ (16,5 cm) or a maximum of 8.25″ (21 cm).

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Availability: Buy PXR-6 Ultranoir here

Naoto Fukasawa and Issey Miyake Watch

My favorite product designer (Naoto Fukasawa) and one of my favorite fashion designers (Issey Miyake) have teamed up to make a pretty cool watch.

Case designed after the shape of a hexagon wrench, representing the simple beauty of tools.

Disk fixing the integral-type leather band. The caseback is installed beneath it.

Minimalist design in its ultimate form. Each angle of the dodecagon glass represents the hour.

Who: Manufactured by Seiko, Designed by Naoto Fukasawa with Issey Miyake.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $400.00
Availability: Buy Naoto Fukasawa and Issey Miyake Watch here

LED Watch

This could possibly become a classic in the years to come.

“A very simple but very chic design, the LED watch successfully brings digital iconography into the world of fashion. Ideal for those whose tastes straddle the divide between classic design and modern technology.”

Materials: ABS, sus, polyurethane

1.25″W x 8.75″L x 0.25″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $89.00
Availability: Buy LED Watch here

Andy Warhol 15 Watches

I have to admit, I was a bit dubious about Warhol’s designs being interpreted into watches, but I think some of them turned out to look pretty decent.

shown left to right:
Sam Electric Chair Watch, $150.00,
Silver Sketch Pack, $45.00
Gold Sketch Pack, $45.00
Fragile Crosses Watch, $300.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00-$300.00
Availability: Buy Andy Warhol 15 Watches here

Icon Watch

So clever. I love it.

“With its dot matrix design, the face of this watch is shaped like a computer icon. Made of an ABS and stainless steel body with a polyurethane band.”

Size: Case: 1.25h x 1.25″w; Band: .75″w

Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Availability: Buy Icon Watch here

 
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