Stripy reflections are produced by indentations in the metal strap of Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka’s observe for Issey Miyake.
The latest observe by Yoshioka – a prolonged-time collaborator with the Japanese style property – is developed for the two males and females.
At very first glance, the stainless-steel strap and casing appear to be created from a steady band of extruded rippled metal.
However the band is in fact formed from a series of links, every single with a slightly distinct profile producing it reflect light as stripes.
“The vision comes from a naturally fashionable bracelet designed by cutting a tube with a simple pattern into circular slices,” mentioned a statement from Issey Miyake.
“Began from the layout of a view bracelet, the idea breaks from the convention of observe-and-band configuration,” the brand explained. “The end result is the very first ‘bracelet watch’ of its kind.”
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A tiny square face is set into the case and covered with mineral glass. Hour increments are organized all around the debossed edge of the glass, although small hands mark out the time.
The watch functions an analogue quartz motion and comes in 3 silvery shades. Obtainable from July 2015, V is packaged in a situation that replicates the type of the strap.
“The package deal is manufactured with the same concept, by cutting an aluminium cylinder with a related pattern as the watch,” explained the brand. “It can serve as an artful watchcase or as a container for little objects.”
Yoshioka has collaborated with Issey Miyake for in excess of 20 years. His previous watch styles for the brand include a transparent bangle embedded with a mirrored encounter.
The Tokyo-based mostly designer has also worked on a series of keep interiors for the vogue brand, including boutiques and flagships in London and Tokyo, as properly the tables and chairs to furnish them.
V is the 14th watch developed for Issey Miyake by an internationally renowned designer. Jasper Morrison, Naoto Fukasawa and Ross Lovegrove have all developed designs for the brand in the previous.