Nendo's second Draftsman watch is based on geometric stencils

Nendo's second Draftsman watch is based on circular stencils

Japanese studio Nendo has released the second watch in its series of designs that takes graphical cues from architectural drawing tools, which is available to pre-order from Dezeen Watch Store.

Draftsman 02 watch by Nendo

Nendo's Draftsman 02-Stencil forms part of the Draftsman series of timepieces that celebrate the tradition of hand draughting and the stationery used to create architectural drawings.

Draftsman 02 watch by Nendo

This latest design borrows aesthetics from the translucent templates used to accurately draw circles of various diameters.

Draftsman 02 watch by Nendo

Increments that mark the hours are laser cut into the watch's frosted crystal surface rather than printed onto the face.

Draftsman 02 watch by Nendo

"We thought this might inspire wearers to become aware of the time that they measure for themselves, instead of simply following time as measured by others," said the designers.

Draftsman 02 watch by Nendo

The circular crystal sheet is held in a stainless steel case above the face so the markings cast subtle shadows on the surface below.

Draftsman 02 watch by Nendo

The translucent faces currently come tinted blue, grey or beige, with the black cases available in 28- and 36-millimetre versions.

Draftsman 02 watch by Nendo

A black calf-leather strap completes the design of Stencil, exclusively available for pre-order at Dezeen Watch Store to be shipped the week commencing November 24.

Draftsman 02 watch by Nendo

The timepiece follows Nendo's Scale watch, which has markings and numerals taken from rulers and is also available from Dezeen Watch Store in a range of colours and sizes.

Draftsman 02 watch by Nendo

Nendo previously designed the New Dark Noon collection of watches, each with a unique way of telling the time.



Draftsman 02 watch by Nendo

Led by designer Oki Sato, Nendo has also recently unveiled an umbrella that stands up on its own thanks to a two-pronged handle and a range of bent-wire baskets – cementing its reputation as one of the world's most prolific design studios of the moment.