"I pre-dated the trend for large watches by about a decade" - Marc Newson

In this next movie in our series filmed with Marc Newson in his London studio he tells us about the watches he's designed, including the first ones that he built himself in the late 1980s. Update: this interview is featured in Dezeen Book of Interviews, which is on sale now for £12.

"I pre-dated the trend for large watches by about a decade," says Marc Newson

Flicking through a proof of his new book for publishers Taschen, Newson shows a 1:1 image of a model from 1986 that's as big as his fist, saying "I pre-dated the trend for large watches by about a decade."

"I pre-dated the trend for large watches by about a decade," says Marc Newson

Newson also talks about jewellery he's designed, the huge glass Atmos clocks powered by tiny changes in temperature (above) and the hourglass full of ball-bearings that was his last product for the Ikepod watch brand he founded (below).

"I pre-dated the trend for large watches by about a decade," says Marc Newson

See all our stories about Marc Newson here, including more movies in this series.

"I pre-dated the trend for large watches by about a decade," says Marc Newson

Called Marc Newson – Works, the book comes out in September.

"I pre-dated the trend for large watches by about a decade," says Marc Newson

If you're fond of designer watches, check out our curated collection on www.dezeenwatchstore.com.