The Mason Marble Watch: Wearable Art

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Philadelphia-based Analog Watch Co. continues their exploration of material and functionality in their latest project, The Mason Watch, a sculptural timepiece with a solid body and face constructed from real marble. While watch design is formulaic by nature, The Mason Watch breaks tradition like The Carpenter Watch before it — a MOMA Best Seller for its all-over wooden construction down to the incredibly flexible wristband. Analog has taken a tried and true material — the same luxurious marble seen throughout history in everything from classical sculpture to greco-roman architecture — and applied it in an entirely new way for a unique yet timeless aesthetic. Inspired by the “one-of-a-kind natural beauty of stone,” Mason’s elegantly simple design showcases its well-considered construction and high quality components for lovers of both the natural and artistic worlds. Each top grain leather strap is locally handcrafted by Amish leather smith partners in Lancaster to provide an ideal platform to display the round or hexagonal marble faces. Although these beautiful pieces may stray closer to the realm of art than the utilitarian, intended to provide the wearer an opportunity for self-expression and to serve as reminder of the natural world, their aesthetic considerations are made at no cost to function; built with a Swiss Made movement, Mason provides high quality in every aspect of design, be it form or function. Analog Co. seeks to elevate the conventions of the existing watch industry through a careful consideration of materiality and experience; with the Mason Watch, they have succeeded in creating a functional design invigorated by artistic spirit. Buy here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lizzie Wright

Lizzie

​Lizzie Wright is an aspiring artist and designer with a passion for the written word. While she works on her BFA in Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), she spends her (rare) spare time riding around Providence on her trusty Cannondale and drinking lots of coffee. She is especially fascinated by the dichotomy between aesthetic form and function, which has an immense influence on her work. As a lover of the natural world, Lizzie plans to focus on Nature, Culture, and Sustainability Studies to pursue a more efficient future for design. Read more by visiting her website

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