AUTUMN WINTER 2016

SEIKO NEXTAGE CO., LTD., announces that the ISSEY MIYAKE Watch Project, a consistent source of creative watches by world-renowned designers from diverse fields, will release a new series – “C” – designed by leading Japanese product designer Ichiro Iwasaki. For its 14th series, the ISSEY MIYAKE Watch Project offered Ichiro Iwasaki, a professional equipment designer, the challenge of squarely taking on the chronograph design. Trying to achieve a quality watch in a conventional style but with a beautiful face, he sought a high level of readability through delicate numerals and markers. “I thought that the more thoroughly I tried to reestablish a “real” chronograph, the more beautiful it would be. I removed unnecessary elements to isolate the pure chronograph, and found that lines and numerals became more conspicuous as they are in musical scores and mathematical formulas. “Pure lines and numerals exist beyond time, place and gender. This is the image of the chronograph I was looking for, a chronograph of lines and numerals: ‘C.’” - Ichiro Iwasaki

“C” Features:
  • Face with pure lines and numerals, nothing extraneous: Adhering rigorously to the essence of a timepiece, the dial face consists of lines and numerals only, with the hour and minute hands ticking time slowly above it. For the time to be readable in any circumstance, luminous hands are used to provide utmost readability as an analogue chronograph

  • Genderless, single size: Reflecting the stoutly framed image of the ISSEY MIYAKE brand, the collection presents moderately genderless one-size watches combined with bands of various materials and colors. The simple, light body fits and rests comfortably on any size wrist.

  • Genderless, single size: Reflecting the stoutly framed image of the ISSEY MIYAKE brand, the collection presents moderately genderless one-size watches combined with bands of various materials and colors. The simple, light body fits and rests comfortably on any size wrist.
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