There are a number of ways to set yourself apart as a brand. You can have a signature, unique style, you can have an iconic model, you can create intricate complication… Projects Watches does things a little differently, partnering with various designers to create visually interesting styles at a mass market price point. One of their latest offerings is the Projects Watches Outside Watch, a quartz watch that distinguishes the hour and minute hand, not by length, but by width.
The all black design is starkly interrupted by two bright white squared off baton style hands, both extending out to the edge of the dial. The thinner hand is the minute hand, while the thicker one shows the hours. Simple and clean, with no date window and a crown rotated down to 4:00, the 40mm black IP case is almost an extension of the dial. The watch measures 40mm in diameter and is a nice and thin 8.85mm.
The designer behind the watch is Denis Guidone, with several other Projects Watches to his credit. The watch retails for $130 and will be sold direct by the brand, with shipping starting on February 15. You can check out the watch here. projectswatches.com
- Brand & Model: Projects Watches Outside Watch
- Price: $130
- Who we think it might be for: Modern Art fans and graphic designers.
- Would I buy one for myself based on what I’ve seen?: I might be tempted if they introduced a line of automatics with a similar aesthetic.
- If I could make one design suggestion, it would be: Alternatives with other color choices for the hands (yellow or blue like the Déjà Vu).
- What spoke to me the most about this watch: It is interesting and affordable.
Tech Specs from Projects Watches
- Movement: Miyota 2036 Quartz
- Functions: Two hander
- Case: Black IP stainless steel
- Glass: Mineral crystal
- Water resistance: 5 ATM
- Lug width: 20mm
- Straps: Black silicone
- Diameter: 40mm
- Length: Not specified
- Case height: 8.85mm
- Weight of watch head: Not specified