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Issey Miyake Twelve

March 21st, 2006 · No Comments

“I tried to design a watch which is as simple and as strong as possible. I wanted to eliminate all markings, even numbers, from the face. This inspired me to give the crystal itself twelve sides ["A-ha!" - oo]. With the twelve angles of the case serving as the hour markers, I only had to add the hour and minute hands, both having the same width equal to the diameter of the central post. The result is a sharp face distinguished by the angular shape and wide hands. I feel that this strong, clear, and simple design is suitable for the brand of Isseye Miyake. – Naoto Fukasawa”I’d say. Yum! Made me think of the other watch I’d lusted over for it’s simplicity: Alessi Watch by Alberto Meda:

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