Embodying an analog, cosmic view of a mechanical watch

“W automatic” has brought further evolution to the “W” series, designed by Satoshi Wada,
a leading Japanese automotive and product designer.
By elaborating the design of a mechanical watch,
he created a distinctly new worldview while maintaining the impact of traditional Japanese aesthetics—aesthetic characteristic of the “W” series.
The combination of red scale on the dial and red second hand,
which he designed being inspired by a traditional compass, represents the analog, cosmic view inherent in a mechanical watch.
The smooth sweep movement of the second hand conveys the steady flow of time through space,
inviting you to travel into time, into space, and beyond them both.


  • Reference number: NYAE002Y
    Case material: Stainless steel
    Band material: Urethane
    Weight: Approximately 123 g
  • Reference number: NYAE701Y
    Case and band material: Stainless steel (Hard coating)
    Weight: Approximately 197 g
    Glass material: Hardlex
    Case size: Diameter: 45.0 mm, thickness: 14.0 mm
    Caliber: Mechanical movement with manual winding mechanism NH36
    Jewels: 24 jewels
    Functions: Indication (Hour/Minute/Second) + Calendar (Day and date)
    Accuracy: Average daily loss/gain between -35 and +45 seconds
    Case back: Stainless steel and glass (Partly skeleton)
    Bezel: Unidirectional rotating bezel
    Water resistance: 10 bar


Satoshi Wada

Satoshi WadaCar designer/product designer

Representative of SWdesign co., ltd. After working at Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and studying at the Royal College of Art in England, he moved to Audi AG/Audi Design in Germany. He was responsible for the exterior design of the A5, which was described as "the most beautiful coupé in the world," as well as the A6, Q7, and A7, contributing to the global breakthrough of the Audi brand. In 2009, he returned to Japan and started his own business. Using his depth of experience in Germany and playing an active role mainly in automotive design, he proposes minimal things and lifestyles for a new era.


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