A Striking Minimalist Watch | HODINA X Minimalissimo
Seattle based watch designers, HODINA and design magazine, Minimalissimo have joined forces to conceptualise and produce a one-of-a-kind timepiece that encompasses their combined passion for simple aesthetics and premium craftsmanship. The minimalist watch is a perfect representation of the two brands with its sleek, monochrome looks and use of high-quality materials.
With a range of simple, considered watches already under his belt, HODINA’s founder Vadim inherited a strong passion for watchmaking from his father. His knowledge of the inner workings of watches and the overall design process helped him to craft the brand’s high-quality collection. Translating to “hour” in Ukranian, HODINA’s design language is a blend of contemporary influences and Vadim’s European roots. HODINA’s collaborating partner, Minimalissimo, is a go-to source for inspiration across a range of design categories including art, architecture and fashion. Their online articles and magazine offer a glimpse into the lives and creative processes of both established and upcoming designers; always presenting a clean, pared-back aesthetic. As well as that, their tightly curated online store provides a selection of unique and beautiful home and lifestyle products. Combining their expertise and shared values, the two creative studios have worked together to produce a timeless accessory and attractive addition to any watch collection.
Guided by an overarching philosophy of minimalism, the limited-edition watch is designed to enhance your lifestyle, providing only the essentials and none of the clutter. The designers gained inspiration for the watch case from the smooth rocks that are often found on the ocean shore, while the dial presents a more industrial look with a brushed finish. The juxtaposing elements make for a visually interesting, tactile accessory. The beautiful sapphire glass face houses the white hour, minute and date indicators that contrast against the black face and highlight the fundamental elements of telling time. A notable exclusion from this watch is a seconds hand and marks; left out to allow for a simple, clean display. Subtle engraved branding and a black Italian vegetable tanned leather strap round out the design features of this striking watch.
HODINA and Minimalissimo have crafted this minimalist watch with the principle of quality over quantity, with only three-hundred limited-edition watches on offer. The unique concept, considered materials and sleek aesthetic make it a stunning, premium accessory.