I always thought of zen gardens as being somewhat of a corny concept, but seeing this watch inspired by one has encouraged me to have a change in tune! Designed for the KOMONO brand, the Kyoto timepiece’s face is akin to a dry landscape for meditating otherwise known as “karesansui.” This miniaturized version offers the watch not only instantaneous recognition but is in line with the KOMONO brand’s minimalistic design language. Consisting of solely a sand-colored face with waves and stone-colored hour/minute hands, the color and shape combinations are as peaceful as they are organic. Quite simply, it’s oddly satisfying to look at!
Designer: Arman Zamani for Komono