Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Unveiled Today - The Mr. Jones Limited Edition Chatterbox Mechanical Jump Hour


New Artist Collaboration Jump Hour Automatic

Mr Jones Watches has teamed up with the Brazilian graphic artist Fernando Volken Togni to create Chatterbox.
This watch is a bit Dadaist in it’s juxtaposition of motifs, symbols and characters. It flouts conventional aesthetics to show you the time - one of the characters shows you the hour in his open mouth, while the minutes pass through a mysterious eye.
Chatterbox is an organized chaos of talkative creatures, natural forms and vibrant colors that combine to create an energetic, unique timepiece.

Get One Before They're Gone

Chatterbox was produced in the MJW London workshop. They printed all the components and assembled and regulated each watch by hand. The watch is released in an edition of 100 pieces, with each watch numbered on the back of the case.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

M&Co. Watch Collection by the late & great designer Tibor Kalman


Waste Not A Moment

New M&Co. Watches by Tibor Kalman

The late Tibor Kalman, founder of M&Co. began his legendary relationship with time in 1983. In the spirit of the motto imprinted on the backside of the watches – “Waste Not a Moment.”
Now available at Watchismo, just $135 each.
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MAndCo Piefront
Who doesn’t need to carve out a piece of time? M&Co PIE Watch is the epitome of pure watch design. Originally designed in 1984 by M&Co Labs, the classic brass version of the Bodoni watch made for the PIE or Quarter watch. Creator Tibor Kalman’s witty take on time still cajoles a smile.
MAndCo Askewthumb
Your eyes do not deceive you with this now classic.
There are timepieces with no numbers at all, so why not a watch with a free spirit? The irreverent Askew Watch from M&Co was created with the notion that as long as the familiar twelve was at the top it was immaterial where the rest of the numbers lie.
Your eyes are not playing tricks on you! This watch is characteristic of Tibor Kalman, and his iconoclastic design firm. Clean graphics and dry humor merge in a high-quality product that beckons a second look!
MAndCo bodonibrassfront
The Bodoni has long been recognized as an icon of simplistic and pure watch design. Originally designed in 1984, the classic all black version gave way to the brushed stainless steel version.
MAndCo bodonibrassside
MAndCo Onomatopoeiafull
The term used to describe words whose pronunciations suggest their meaning (eg, meow, buzz).
Here symbols suggest the sound of the numbers:
3 = tree (three)
5 = hand (5 fingers)
9 = cat (9 lives)
12 = Eggs (dozen/12)
This Onomatopoeia watch M&Co is characteristic of Tibor Kalman, and his iconoclastic design firm. Clean graphics and dry humor merge in a high-quality product that beckons a second look

Monday, July 13, 2015

Cool New Suprematism, Meantime & Optical Projects Watches


Cool Collaborations From Projects Watches

Top designers create new takes on time.

From one of the most popular brands at Watchismo come new designs for Projects Watches by accomplished designers Yusuke Taguchi, Alessio Romano and Denis Guidone.
Best of all, they are all just $139 each (though in limited supply!).
See all Projects Watches or check out the new releases below.
Designed by Denis Guidone
Suprematism, the invention of Russian artist Kazimir Malevich, was one of the earliest and most radical developments in abstract art.
In his homage to the art movement, designer Denis Guidone’s Suprematism watch frames bold shapes and colors which continue shift composition with each passing second.
Designed by Yusuke Taguchi
Inspired by the love of the railroad, “On the Right Track” is a watch that draws its inspiration from railroad tracks.
The watch has 5 sets of lines each representing both minute and hour with the middle line directing itself to the time. A contemporary spin on a traditional image designed by Projects newest designer, Yusuke Taguchi.
Design by Denis Guidone
Meantime for the moment, for the present, for the time being, for now, in the interim, in the interval “in the meantime, we’ll set the table and chill the wine”
Minimalism in motion.
At first glance the watch is a crisp interpretation of minimalist traditions; a play on black and white, no spare elements, white hands for a power graphic. At second look one notices the movement. The 60 seconds marks rotate continuously.
Design: Alessio Romano
Optical Gray’s origins were born observing the culture and style of the 60s. In particularly the OPTICAL art (Op art) and its greatest exponents (Victor Vasarely, Bridget Riley, Richard Anuszkiewicz) works. My goal being to create an optical illusion by the movement of the hour and minute.
“The status of instability perception is engaging every time you look at this watch”.