To produce his stunning wrist watches, Issey Miyake collaborates with industrial and product designers who share his love for clean lines, subtle elegance, and nature-inspired motifs. Miyake’s Twelve, a sleek design conceptualized by Naoto Fukasawa, forgoes numbers and other markings in favor of a 12-angled watch-face frame that indicates the hour. With three mini-dials embedded in the display, Fukasawa’s Trapezoid style is somewhat busier than the Twelve, yet keeps things relatively straightforward with easy-to-read minute markings and a plain black-and-white or bright salmon. The To, designed by Tokujin Yokiosha, tells time using three shifting concentric rings; his O style captures “the shape of water” with a clear band and an off-center watch face that appears as though it is floating in a clear puddle. With these and other designs, Miyake’s avant-garde timepiece collection — like his shoes, bags, perfumes, and clothing — represents the perfect balance of functionality and artistry.
From elegant chronographs to sleek automatics, the best part of this sale isn’t the slew of stylish timepieces — it’s the unbeatable price. Well, okay, it’s a tie. Both are pretty great.
These sturdy timepieces with artfully crafted cases will no doubt grab the attention of onlookers. The solid yet elegant Lucan, Arnold and Alpha models emphasize the numbers 12, 8, 10 and 4, instead of the usual 12, 3, 6 and 9. But it’s not just the little details that separate these watches from the crowd—their durability, versatility and luxe quality ensure that they, and you, stand out.
Standout timepieces from a host of top brands.
Sure, your cell phone has a clock on it. But do you really want to be the guy who pulls out a Blackberry when someone asks for the time? Didn’t think so. Get your watch game in order with this massive selection of sporty divers, casual models, and more — all priced at $100 or less.