One of our favourite magazines, Minimalissimo, has collaborated with watchmakers HODINA to produce a limited edition unisex watch. Dripping with minimalism and timeless design, they’re launching their product on Kickstarter and are looking for backers to bring it to life.
“Minimalism for us means living a simple, well-curated and clutter-free life,” explains HODINA, which means “hour” in Ukranian. “That applies to how we manage our time, what we wear, and ultimately how we perceive the world. When you focus on what is important, you realise that what remains doesn’t really need to be there.”
Sharing values of simplicity, aesthetic design and functionality, Minimalissimo and HODINA’s watch has subtly engraved markers and branding – as you would expect – and its strap is made from Italian vegetable-tanned leather. The sapphire glass displays a beautiful sheen.
What is its inspiration? “The watch case design is inspired by a smooth rock that you would find at the shore of an ocean,” adds HODINA. “The brushed dial is inspired by raw industrial steel materials. We went with white contrasted on black because it highlights your focus on what is important; the hands and the date. The Italian leather is reputable and ages well so we knew we needed this important element. Additional details, such as the sapphire glass, surgical steel and watch movement, were simply inspired behind the thinking quality over quantity.”
Only 300 watches plan to be made. If you want to get your hands on one of these elegant timepieces, then head over to Kickstarter to pledge your support.