Following a collaboration with New York-based designer Nao Tamura on a mechanical timepiece that beats six times a second, Issey Miyake Watch is now teaming up with renowned German industrial designer Konstantin Grcic on a uniquely-shaped quartz watch.
Available in both black or silver, the case of the watch has been reimagined into a hexagonal shape, paired strikingly with a round minimalist dial. A seconds track runs around the chapter ring, which encases the minimalist dial featuring both triangular indices and hour and minute hands, creating a truly sleek aesthetic.
“ROKU draws upon the correlation between two geometries: a hexagon and a circle,” says Grcic. “The six-sided watch case relates to the 12 hours chronometry. The round dial resembles the circular movement of time. Two strong shapes that interplay with each other. Just like the notion of time: The continuous passing of hours/minutes/seconds on the one hand, the punctuation of certain events on the other. Once the principle geometry had been established, the design went through a long process of refinement. A watch needs thorough attention to detail – not only because of its small scale. I wanted ROKU to become a precision tool, a real time keeping device.”
For those interested, the Issey Miyake ROKU is now available over on the company’s site, retailing for prices going from $330 USD to $380 USD.
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