"I wanted to design a simple watch with an
interesting surprise" - Marcel Wanders

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Dezeen Watch Store: in this movie Dezeen filmed in Milan, Dutch designer Marcel Wanders describes the two different sides of the Dressed watch he designed for Alessi, which is available to buy now from Dezeen Watch Store

"I wanted to design a simple watch with an interesting surprise"

Wanders' Dressed watch has an outwardly understated design, but features an embellished decoration on the reverse side of the case that is hidden when the watch is being worn.

"I wanted to design a simple watch with an interesting surprise"

"We made these very simple, beautiful watches with an interesting surprise," Wanders explains. "The design of the watch is pretty straightforward: the band makes a really simple connection to the core of the watch and we kept the dial very simple."

"I wanted to design a simple watch with an interesting surprise"

However, the hour hand of the watch features a decorative "little twist", Wanders goes on to explain, before turning the watch around to show that "on the back there is a fantastic decoration, which is very hidden."

"I wanted to design a simple watch with an interesting surprise"

Wanders hopes that his design will stand the test of time. "[We made] something that is, I hope, an evergreen, something that lasts forever," he says. "Because I think that's what watches are, they are about time."

"I wanted to design a simple watch with an interesting surprise"
Marcel Wanders

Dressed by Marcel Wanders is available to buy on Dezeen Watch Store in black or white for £125 + VAT with free worldwide shipping.

www.dezeenwatchstore.com

  • El Jiji

    The Fabio Novembre jacket strikes again. I’m starting to get curious about who designed it.

    • jami

      Margiela for H&M.

  • Dan Leno

    Kitsch.