Xela Watch – Ships July 20th
Pre-Order Ships July 20th
The Xela Watch playfully measures time in colors and shapes inspired by modern artist Alexander Calder's delightful mobiles.
Long before “mobile” phones, Alexander Calder created a new kind of kinetic art: moving objects called “Mobiles.” Just as they brought freedom and joy to art, this watch can bring freedom and joy to your wrist!See the Working Model Now >
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- How to Adjust Your Band
- About Daniel Will-Harris
Simple. Playful. Modern. Colorful. Xela
Isn’t this how we want our lives to feel?
The Xela Watch playfully measures time in colors and shapes inspired by modern artist Alexander Calder’s delightful mobiles.
Long before “mobile” phones, Alexander Calder created a new kind of kinetic art: moving objects called “Mobiles.” Just as they brought freedom and joy to art, this watch can bring freedom and joy to your wrist!
The hour is told by the large blue shape. The minute, the smaller red shape with a hole in it to help point more accurately. The silver shape is the second hand, constantly spinning.
The crystal features a yellow object at the 12 o’clock mark. The face’s black object marks 6 o’clock. Together, these add depth that adds to the “mobile” feeling.
By suspending forms that move with the flow of air, Calder revolutionized sculpture. Marcel Duchamp dubbed these works mobiles. Rather than a solid object of mass and weight, they continually redefine the space around them as they move. Calder’s subtle balance of form and color resulted in works that suggest an animated version of paintings by friends such as Joan Miró. It is this suspended movement and motion that The Xela Watch seeks to duplicate.
Xela Watch has a 40mm (1.57″) diameter case and complemented with a 20mm wide fabric Nato Band. The minute hand is depicted by a red mobile and the hour hand by the blue. The black and yellow mobile are on the dial and lens respectively lending depth and a 3 dimensional feel to the watch.
|Weight (watch only)||
0.10 oz // 2.9 grams
About Daniel Will-Harris
MoMA called Will-Harris “a computer graphics pioneer,” and his work “truly unique.”
Daniel Will-Harris is a computer graphics pioneer who literally wrote the book on computer typography, design and publishing in print and on the web.
He invented the EsperFonto system which created a new paradigm in typeface selection. He has designed award-winning books and book covers for major publishers, visual systems for the entertainment industry and identities for restaurants listed among the top 50 in the country.
He has written and edited seven best-selling books, as well as international design publications. He is currently at work writing and designing his second book of short stories, creating a cutting-edge clothing line called “Under Cover” and a series of of “souvenirs of imaginary places,” and acting in independent films.