Bringing the inspiration of contemporary art into daily life.
Providing contemporary artists, a new medium of artistic expression, the mechanical wrist watch.
Bringing together the worlds of contemporary art collecting and mechanical watch collecting.
Offering limited edition, collectible art objects with unique aesthetic.
Innovative art printing techniques used in the fine arts and incorporated for the first time on a watch dial.
Swiss made movements that incorporate the highly valued reputation of Swiss watch making tradition.
Hand assembled by our experienced watch makers in NYC.
Solid all-stainless steel cases and sapphire glasses that offer durability and elegance.
Large selection of genuine leather watch bands, selected one by one in close partnership with our artists, to match aesthetically the art work in our watches.
“The Giant and the Lost Man” features MIYOTA 8215 mechanical-automatic movement made in Japan, for exact time keeping and durability. The movement has 21 jewels and a power reserve of 40 hours.
Art Watch Gallery sources the finest quality watch straps available in the market. The colors and textures of the watch straps are selected following recommendations of Art Watch Gallery artists so that they are aesthetically matching their art work.
Hand made suede genuine calfskin
Heavy patted genuine calfskin
Hand made genuine calfskin suede with vintage stitching
Thin Italian calfskin
Thin Italian calfskin
SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL LENS
Our watches are fitted with sapphire crystal, a gemstone known for its scratch resistance durability and superior hardness (9 Mohs). The cases are stainless steel and waterproof up to 10 ATM.
The work that I have made for the Art Watch is directly linked with my personal drawing (as well as through sculpture, photography and more importantly film) process on man and the city. An obsession and drive that brings me to constantly figure out our contemporary place in this space.
In this case, I have adapted my personal narratives to meet one of the essential qualities of a watch which is the notion of time. The artwork in this watch evokes the city and the existential position of man in this environment.
These ideas are, in my view, a reference to the great Fritz Lang masterpiece “Metropolis” which deals with the city, man and time through an incredible vision of the city as a machine. There is also a reference to french artist Jean Tinguely’s “Homage to New York”, a city that is seen through a mechanical lens but that also consumes itself.
A watch, even though designed to be an eternal object that passes through generations is also a reminder of this primordial quality that we all understand and live daily : Time, Life and Death.