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.

Naoto Fukasawa

DESIGNER

NAOTO FUKASAWA

Naoto Fukasawa
Designer

Born in Yamanashi Prefecture in 1956. Having worked at Seiko Epson and ID Two (now IDEA 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.

  • Tako / maruni Photo by Yoneo Kawabe
  • team-demi / PLUS
  • Ayana / B&B Italia
  • Harbor / B&B Italia
  • Pao steel pendant / HAY

MODELS

SILAP007Y

Case material: Stainless steel

Available wrist size: Minimum 150 mm – maximum 205 mm

SILAP008Y

Case material: Stainless steel (Hard coating)

Available wrist size: Minimum 150 mm – maximum 205 mm

SILAP017Y

Case material: Stainless steel

Available wrist size: Minimum 150 mm – maximum 205 mm

SILAP020Y

Case material: Stainless steel

Available wrist size: Minimum 150 mm – maximum 205 mm

NY0P051Y

Case material: Stainless steel

Available wrist size: Minimum 134 mm – maximum 203 mm