Project Watches is a company that is constantly looking for new ways to use elements of design and art in the way a watch tells time. There are times I think they are a little obtuse, and there are times that the designs work, and there times where the inspiration is a little obtuse, but the design still works. This is the case with the Projects Watches Suprematism. I will get into the basis for the design in a moment, but for me, the design works.
The inspiration comes from a Russian abstract art movement that was, in turn, inspired by avant-garde, poetry. As the saying goes, “I don’t know art, but I know what I like.” I like this design. The three wide blocks are well suited to tell time, and in spite of the abstract inspiration, the dial is easy to read. The 37mm case uses a lugless design, with the case sitting like a puck on the silicone strap. The movement is quartz (probably a Miyota based on other watches).
Overall, it looks like a fun, wearable piece. I could see it at a gallery opening, and I could see it on a wrist in a more casual work environment or out on the town for a casual evening. It is not the sportiest of designs, but that is OK, Projects Watches isn’t going for the outdoor activity market, at least not yet. Priced at $140, it is something you could wear on occasion and not feel like you wasted your money, and the size is also good for smaller wrists, so it would be a good unisex option. projectswatches
- Brand & Model: Projects Watches Suprematism
- Price: $140
- 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 would wear it on occasion, but I am not in the market for a quartz watch.
- If I could make one design suggestion, it would be: I don’t care for the lugless case.
- What spoke to me the most about this watch: It’s artsy and readable.
Tech Specs from Projects Watches
- Movement: Quartz
- Functions: Three hander
- Case: Black IP stainless steel
- Glass: Mineral crystal
- Water resistance: Not specified
- Lug width: Not specified
- Straps: Black silicone
- Diameter: 37mm
- Length: Not specified
- Case height: Not specified
- Weight of watch head: Not specified