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Issey Miyake leather watch
Material: Stainless-Steel, Leather
Brand: Issey Miyake
In a sea of horological sameness, a watch from the Japanese design master Issey Miyake stands out for its playfully sleek design. The options in this sale range from blacked-out simplicity to multi-time zone timepieces for world travelers, but no matter which one you choose, you’ll send the message that, when it comes to modern style, you know what time it is.
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.