Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake, known for his technology-driven clothing designs and fragrances, presents to us his new line of watches. Entitled ‘Trapezoid Al’, the 82 gram timepieces are the result of a collaboration between Miyake and industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa. When asked about the concept of the watches, Fukasawa explains: “As the name “TRAPEZOID” suggests, I first had the image of a trapezoid form in rotation. So, the bezel is cut steeply, and a tachymeter is provided on it. Numbers are proportioned like speed limits painted on a road surface – stretched in height to be readable normally when viewed from the front, despite their steep angles around the circumference.”
The Trapezoid Al contains many features, including a chronological face that looks like a dashboard, urethane straps with a two-hinge clasp that is easily adjustable for length, and durable stainless steel used for the winding crown, operational buttons and the back cover, ensuring resistance to abrasion for long life.
Available in four different colourways with matching straps (olive green, blue, red, and natural grey), specs for the timepiece include a two-year battery life, water resistance up to 5 bar, and a case size with a diameter of 43.4mm (thickness 12.1mm).
See more of the watches after the jump.