the IWC ref 3536 IWC GST Aquatimer is hard to beat on this criterion

Aug 30, 2008,03:07 AM
 

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Please share your favorite MINIMALIST watch design.

 
 By: Mostel : August 30th, 2008-00:50
My vote is an IWC 3536 ti--I don't think there's one superfluous design element--and titanium seems to go very well with the minimalist construct. I think Rolex Submariner is Minimal. (even despite all the writing on the dial, somehow.) What's your idea o... 

Hard to find more minimalist.

 
 By: foversta : August 30th, 2008-00:57
But I like my Meistersinger : And of course my Tangante : Fr.Xavier...  

I knew that Singer was coming!

 
 By: Mostel : August 30th, 2008-11:34
I thought of it as soon as I clicked off goodnight, at around 1 am last night, watches, watches, watches. That Nomos is cool too--always wish they were larger. Perhaps one day...

The Nomos looks bigger than it is.

 
 By: foversta : August 30th, 2008-14:18
Mostel, the bezel is so thin that with a Tangomat (38mm) you really have the feeling to wear a 40mm watch. For example, my Tangente (35mm) looks bigger than my 1815 (36mm). Fr.Xavier

Instantly comes to mind

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : August 30th, 2008-01:24
As minimal as it gets IMO BEst...  

the IWC ref 3536 IWC GST Aquatimer is hard to beat on this criterion

 
 By: Dirk : August 30th, 2008-03:07
not my photo (nor my watch, which I sadly lost) but borrowed without express but no doubt with implied permission...  

My vote

 
 By: CS Tan : August 30th, 2008-04:01
I am referring to the watch on the right of course - the MIH Watch. I think it is as minimalist as a watch with annual calender and chronograph functions can get. Many would know that both watches are creations of the same man, which was the reason I put ...  

OF COURSE! The MIH

 
 By: Mostel : August 30th, 2008-11:40

this is pretty minimalist

 
 By: Chromatic Fugue : August 30th, 2008-04:21
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Keep 'em coming. (nt)

 
 By: Ronald Held : August 30th, 2008-05:01
NT

Without a doubt in my mind...

 
 By: Rei : August 30th, 2008-05:48
Boutique piece, only produced from July 2007 to July 2008. Pics courtesy of Alex Ghotbi of the Hour Lounge....  

This one as well.

 
 By: Rei : August 30th, 2008-06:05
Although they look similar... (Pic from Grand Seiko's website) There are many similar models from other brands as well, ex. Patek 570......  

How about another wrist shot, Ryu? . . .

 
 By: Dr No : August 30th, 2008-09:24
. . . my wrist, of course, sporting Mike's GS SBGW001 . . . cordially, Art...  

Great Seiko. [nt]

 
 By: Mostel : August 30th, 2008-11:45

LOVE IT!!!! (the VC)

 
 By: Mostel : August 30th, 2008-11:44

early '60's minimalist...

 
 By: Tony C. : August 30th, 2008-06:00
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Nice!

 
 By: mkvc : August 30th, 2008-17:39

Sweet AP!

 
 By: Mostel : August 31st, 2008-08:18

My collection has gone minimalist lately...

 
 By: Gaz : August 30th, 2008-07:31
Great thread Mostel. Where do I start??? Both of these are up there. Unfortunately the Lange is not mine yet but highly minimalist. The RG's clean dial makes it very minimalist as well. Both of these rate as well, one for the simple rotating discs for tel...  

A few candidates...

 
 By: pplater : August 30th, 2008-07:39
.."minimalist" in different ways and to different extents, but minimalist by most reasonable definitions: Cheers, pplater....  

Yeah, maybe....

 
 By: pplater : August 30th, 2008-09:59
...not so sure about all the writing on the dial though... ;-) [Note to self: never play cards with Gaz!] Cheers, pplater....  

Haha (Simplicity)

 
 By: Mostel : August 30th, 2008-11:53

Great choices PPlater

 
 By: Mostel : August 30th, 2008-11:49
Ditto on the precious metal... but what is that first watch??? VERY Minimal, very nice.

The first watch....

 
 By: pplater : August 31st, 2008-06:41

a nice theme with today's excesses

 
 By: damien : August 30th, 2008-08:30
many good ones above, especially the MUT which has the least markings. but I'm surprised no one has highlighted this (not mine but iconic and very inimalist except for the movado swiss made words) " "...  

Panerai base

 
 By: AnthonyTsai : August 30th, 2008-09:16
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Fractionally more base...

 
 By: pplater : August 30th, 2008-10:06
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Hmmmm... The Panerai

 
 By: Mostel : August 30th, 2008-11:58

A bit big but only 1 hand

 
 By: MTF : August 30th, 2008-09:56
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i have to offer up a couple already seen and perhaps some not seen

 
 By: G99 : August 30th, 2008-11:56
Meistersinger. the first i thought of because of its lack of hands, but is it really minimal with all the detail on the index ring Cali dial, more minimal than the first one i think King Seiko is fairly minimal one i no longer have, Benrus type II from 19...  

Nice choices Graham.

 
 By: Mostel : August 30th, 2008-11:59

Oh that's funny MTF

 
 By: Mostel : August 30th, 2008-11:59

My MIH is my only candidate...

 
 By: Tim Jackson : August 30th, 2008-11:53
Her rear view, v. simple and clean. On the wrist... Cheers, Tim...  

Thanks Tim

 
 By: Mostel : August 30th, 2008-12:00
great watch--and thanks all for such a fun thread!!!

My choice

 
 By: DrStrong : August 30th, 2008-13:50
as minimalist as a Sports Rolex can be... especially the litterature on the dial... Rolex Cosmograph is enough....  

Agreed--a great choice--my version of this classic looks like this:

 
 By: Mostel : August 30th, 2008-19:37
it is also my avatar. My perhaps all time favorite chronograph. The 1960's Heuer Carrera. (sorry, forgot ref#!) Love the case, the big crown, and iconic history. This one also came with an unworn, still-stiff mint bracelet that I have to put on! This thre...  

Only thing I have that comes close

 
 By: d.m : August 30th, 2008-18:51
Would be this J*D.... simple and elegant, although I'm not sure I'd call it minimalist. The Movado seems the strongest entry on that score, IMHO. Cheers, Dom...  

Nice JD [nt]

 
 By: Mostel : August 30th, 2008-19:39

Minimalist Watch Design

 
 By: VPREGULATOR : August 30th, 2008-19:23
My 2 contenders: Also the Patek Philippe Jumping Hour( no photos yet as I have just bought it) Corum Rialto Breguet Jumping Hour...  

Wow--nice stuff there

 
 By: Mostel : August 30th, 2008-19:40

Minimalism

 
 By: Park : August 30th, 2008-21:02
This thread reveals varying concepts of minimalism in watch design. I would have thought the key issues to be: *No decorative elements (e.g., ceraphs on the font, script, non-primary colors, engraving) *Everything about the form follows the function In th...  

Hmmm, Royal Oak Chrono

 
 By: Mostel : August 31st, 2008-08:17

Jaquet Droz and Panerai . . .

 
 By: Craig LA : August 31st, 2008-02:29
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A fabulous thread, Mostel . . .

 
 By: Dr No : August 31st, 2008-09:52
. . . but now I'm more confused than ever . . . what I previously thought was a fairly simple term - "minimalist" - is now complex. There is little rhyme or reason displayed in the offerings, no common denominator that I can discern . . . one handed, two ... 

A Minimalistic Chronograph...

 
 By: NickO : August 31st, 2008-09:54
My favourite would have to be the Junghans Max Bill Chronoscope. A really beautiful, simple design and excellent value for money. Regards, NickO (Photo and watch not mine. Compliments and thanks to its owner/photographer) This message has been edited by N...  

THAT IS THE WATCH

 
 By: Mostel : August 31st, 2008-10:37

My vote...

 
 By: p@trice : August 31st, 2008-11:00
Jumbo with cyclops ! Cali... 5513......  

Wow, Patrice, Your selection is great!

 
 By: amanico : August 31st, 2008-11:16
I specially love the AP RO with the Cyclope... An unique Edtion for Marseille? LOL Best. Nicolas

Mostel, you started this so lets have your choice in 3 catagories

 
 By: G99 : August 31st, 2008-11:37
Complication, Time only and chrono. i see 'minimalist' as having as little on the dial as it needs to do the job its intended for. the MIH is very minimal for an annual calendar, but still has several functions showing without fuss so it wins my vote for ... 

for me of course

 
 By: jek : September 2nd, 2008-01:11

My choices...for now...

 
 By: Borgo : September 20th, 2008-10:39
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Le Mont Solaire...

 
 By: Borgo : September 20th, 2008-11:41
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