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Issey Miyake Vue Black/Steel

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Issey Miyake Vue

Designer -
Yves Béhar

A watch is a mindset about the idea of time.  When considering reading the time of day, my main question is: why do I need to see all twelve numbers when only one is needed?  VUE's unique approach is to present one number appearing only, while the previous hour slowly fades out of view, and the next on incoming...it says, "time is precious, yet always presents us with a surprise ahead".  the design comes from an innovative glass top cylinder supported by a stainless steel chassis, this gives a unique view of the dial and numbers from the side of the watch, all while creating a visual lightness and playfulness as light bounces from top to sides.  The mindset is to let the mystery of time be experienced:  VUE is a way to feel time's appearance and disappearance in our lives.  By seeing only the current hour, while the last hour representing the past and the next one representing the future subtly fade in and out, we can live a new view of time.

See the animated video of the VUE here.



A New View of Time

Unnecessary numbers are not displayed, and only the number of the present time is shown on the face.

Figures appearing and disappearing tick away the time leisurely.  Capturing this flow as "a new view of time," VUE lets you re-recognize the meaning of value of time.

A special acrylic disc is used to display the hour.  A needle hand issued to display minutes.  "Hour and minute" displays can be digital as well as analog!

About the designer:
"In recent years, Yves Behar has emerged as one of the most important industrial designers on the contemporary scene. Through his San Francisco-based design and branding company fuseproject, the Swiss-born Behar has shown that a futuristic, hi-tech approach to design can be deeply humane. The fluid forms and innovative function of his products are impressive enough, but it's Behar's interest in the human experience and positive social change that give his objects real meaning."

Functions Indication (Hour/Minute)
Accuracy ±20sec /month
Battery SR621SW
Water Resistance 5bar
Case Materials Stainless Steel (Black IP)
Glass Top Mineral glass with hard‐coating
Band Materials Steel
Size diameter 38 mm ; thickness 9.2 mm
Weight approx. 134grams (MB) / approx. 48grams (LB)



Leather version shown below for reference



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