|Band material:||Calf leather|
|Case size:||Diameter: 38.0 mm, thickness: 10.3 mm|
|Weight:||Approximately 50 g|
|Functions:||Indication (Hour/Minute/Second) + Calendar (Day and date)|
|Battery life:||Approximately 3 years SB-AW (SR626SW)|
|Water resistance:||3 bar|
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.
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 unique angular shape and wide hands.
I feel that this strong, clear, and simple design is suitable for the brand of ISSEY MIYAKE.
MODELS & SPEC
Reference number: NY0P051Y Case material: Stainless steel Available wrist size: Minimum 134 mm – maximum 203 mm
Reference number: SILAP007Y Case material: Stainless steel Available wrist size: Minimum 150 mm – maximum 205 mm
Reference number: SILAP008Y Case material: Stainless steel (Hard coating) Available wrist size: Minimum 150 mm – maximum 205 mm
Reference number: SILAP017Y Case material: Stainless steel Available wrist size: Minimum 150 mm – maximum 205 mm
Discontinued model Reference number: SILAP020Y Case material: Stainless steel Available wrist size: Minimum 150 mm – maximum 205 mm
Born in Yamanashi Prefecture in 1956. Having worked at Seiko Epson and ID Two (now IDEO San Francisco) and establishing and heading up IDEO’s Tokyo office, Fukasawa went independent in 2003 and established NAOTO FUKASAWA DESIGN.
Fukasawa has established a reputation for his quietly powerful designs and philosophies embodying human sentiment, and he has collaborated with numerous international companies and brands. His designs span a wide variety of fields, from precision electronic equipment to furniture, interior spaces and architecture.
Fukasawa is the recipient of numerous design awards, and has been accorded the title of Royal Designer for Industry (Royal Society of Arts). He was awarded the Isamu Noguchi Award in 2018. He is a professor at Tama Art University. He is also the curator of The Japan Folk Crafts Museum.
Interview with Naoto Fukasawa about “TWELVE”
“TWELVE” is the model that best represents him.