5/20/2008

UNusual father's day gifts: Issey Miyake watches

Issey Miyake
Issey Miyake is a designer from Hiroshima, Japan who founded the Miyake Design Studio in Tokyo in 1970. In 1973 Issey Miyake began showing his line at the Paris Collections. Issey Miyake s designs are created with the idea that a garment should be made from one piece of cloth. Miyake s designs are simple yet with artistic and ingenious qualities. Issey Miyake produces the most innovative series of watches possible by bringing together the creative and imaginative impulses of architects, industrial and interior designers and contemporary artists. Issey Miyake designers are selected only through the recommendation of Mr. Miyake. They are world renowned designers in their select fields. Through his research on the integration of materials, methods, and approaches of all types, Issey Miyake s creativity extends without limit into the future. Each Issey Miyake watch designer brings their own unique approach to design. Each watch has its own innovative and modern appeal. Along with the amazing style of each watch, Issey Miyake watches also incorporate the latest technology into the design of these innovative timepieces.

Issey Miyake - Twelve Mid (Black Leather Band/Stainless Steel Case/Blue Glass Dial) - Jewelry
Issey Miyake - Twelve Mid
Designed to be simple and strong, this timepiece is minimalist design in its ultimate form. The case was designed after the shape of a hexagon wrench, representing the simple beauty of tools. Each angle of the twelve sided crystal represents an hour marker. Urethane coated genuine leather strap is smaller to fit a lady's wrist. Water resistant to 3 ATM. Buckle closure. Dimensions: Face 23mm W x 23mm H x 10mm D Band Width 8 mm Band Circumference 8 inches

Issey Miyake Vakio Stainless Steel Band/Stainless Steel Case/Black Dial - Jewelry

Issey Miyake Vakio

Vakio is based on northern European industrial design and means constant, standard in the Finnish language. The VAKIO's innovative design concept is based on Northern European industrial design with an orientation toward visual beauty in a design you will love forever; The corner of the dial is curved to give an elegant expression. Special case construction made of two separate case parts to give the wearer a more comfortable feel. Dual time indication. Stainless steel case. Urethane or stainless steel strap. Luminous dial. Water resistant to 5 ATM. Dimensions: Face 41mm W x 38mm H x 11mm D Band Width 22mm Band Circumference 10 inches


Issey Miyake Ovo Black Polyurethane Strap/Stainless Steel Case/Green Dial - Jewelry

Issey Miyake Ovo

Distinctive and modern watch with a minimalist design. Instead of having two hands anchored at the center, this timepiece has two dials on the outside turned with a ring, giving the dial a fluid appearance. This watch has a spherical body strong enough to protect the contents from external pressure, a form full of vitality. Durable mineral crystal. Stainless steel case. Polyurethane strap with buckle closure. Water resistant to 10 ATM. Dimensions: Face 33mm W x 33mm H x 13mm D Band Width 18mm Band Circumference 10 inches

Issey Miyake - To (Calf Black Leather Band/Grey Stainless Steel Case/Grey Dial) - Jewelry
Issey Miyake - To
This exquisitely styled timepiece offers an undeniably modern appeal. Designer Tokujin Yoshioka begins with a selection of material, then extracts its character, minimalizing design elements. The result is this unique style that looks as though it was sculpted from a lump of metal. Disk-shaped two-hand aluminum model. The hand on the outer circle indicates the minute and inner circles indicates the hour. The screws used in this watch were made for exclusive use with TO . Stainless steel case with a leather or stainless steel band. Water resistant to 5 ATM. Dimensions: Face 38mm W x 38mm H x 8mm D Band Width 21mm Band Circumference 8 inches

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