Android founder Wing Liang derives inspiration for his watch designs from the world at large: “from a sci-fi movie to music, from a car to a toaster,” he elaborates. Since establishing his company in 1991, Liang has created high-quality timepieces that combine traditional craftsmanship with forward-thinking designs rendered in bright colors and futuristic, space-age motifs (consider the “Alien” watch, whose two side-by-side faces eerily resemble a pair of Martian eyes). Android’s extensive line of skeleton watches — the Ninja, the Radius, the Impetus automatic — features durable, hardened mineral crystals and either ceramic or stainless steel cases. Android's high-end, limited edition watches include the sleek Tourbillon and the Divemaster — a stainless steel chronograph that’s water-resistant to 660 feet.
Extroverts have met their match with this daring assortment of watches from Activa & Android. The Swiss craftsmen and tech-enthusiasts, respectively, are masters of uniquely combining technological expertise with daring, modern design elements and colors that are out of this world. Just take a look at our statement-worthy offering: bright orange rubber men’s watches; thin, ladylike bands with iridescent dials; and classic chronographs with bright, contrast markers.
As their name implies, these sleek watches boast ultra-precise functionality and an otherworldly appeal. Look for boldly colored watch dials, streamlined linked metal bands and studded hour indicators, which are among the futuristic brand’s design signatures.
The timing couldn’t be more perfect for those seeking a fresh, fashionable new watch: These run the gamut from steely classics to bold, playful styles, all in these brands' signature aesthetics.
Even with Android’s huge array of design-forward styles and brilliant colors, please don’t call them “fashion watches.” Since 1991, designer Wing Liang has been creating serious timepieces with traditionally crafted, always-accurate quartz movements made from the best materials he could find in both Europe and Japan. Worn in countless Sci-Fi films like Mission to Mars and Equilibrium, the watches have a serious futuristic vibe. Such pieces of art these fantastically priced watches are, they’re for sale not only at department stores, but also at the Guggenheim and Smithsonian—and now at Gilt.