Nendo’s second Draftsman watch is based on circular stencils

Increments that mark the hours are laser cut into the watch’s frosted crystal surface rather than printed onto the face. Related story: Scale watches by Nendo mark the time with ruler increments
This latest design borrows aesthetics from the translucent templates used to accurately draw circles of various diameters. Dezeen Book of Interviews: Nendo founder Oki Sato features in our new book, which is on sale now
Led by designer Oki Sato, Nendo has also recently unveiled an umbrella that stands up on its own thanks to a two-pronged handle and a range of bent-wire baskets – cementing its reputation as one of the world’s most prolific design studios of the moment. A black calf-leather strap completes the design of Stencil, exclusively available for pre-order at Dezeen Watch Store to be shipped the week commencing November 24. “We thought this might inspire wearers to become aware of the time that they measure for themselves, instead of simply following time as measured by others,” said the designers. The circular crystal sheet is held in a stainless steel case above the face so the markings cast subtle shadows on the surface below. Nendo’s Draftsman 02-Stencil forms part of the Draftsman series of timepieces that celebrate the tradition of hand draughting and the stationery used to create architectural drawings. Japanese studio Nendo has released the second watch in its series of designs that takes graphical cues from architectural drawing tools, which is available to pre-order from Dezeen Watch Store.

Updated: 12.11.2014 — 04:05