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
Water Resistance 5bar
Case Materials Stainless Steel (Brown IP)
Glass Top Mineral glass with hard‐coating
Band Materials Brown Leather
Size diameter 38 mm ; thickness 9.2 mm
Weight approx. 134grams (MB) / approx. 48grams (LB)