Instrmnt 01-DZN limited-edition watch launches at Dezeen Watch Store

Dezeen Watch Store: Dezeen has teamed up with Glasgow brand Instrmnt to launch our first exclusive watch collaboration, which is available to pre-order from today (+ slideshow).

Instrmnt 01-DZN limited-edition watch launche available from Dezeen Watch Store

The Instrmnt 01-DZN is Dezeen's first branded watch and an extension of the Instrmnt's 01 series, which currently features four Minimalist models influenced by mid-20th century industrial design.

Instrmnt 01-DZN limited-edition watch launche available from Dezeen Watch Store

Dezeen Watch Store first discovered Instrmnt when founders Ross Baynham and Pete Sunderland launched a successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, and has stocked the brand's models since 2014.

Instrmnt 01-DZN limited-edition watch launche available from Dezeen Watch Store

"I think the quality and standing of Dezeen, both as a watch curator and as a hugely influential design and architecture magazine, speaks for itself," Baynham told Dezeen Watch Store. "However the fact that they were our first ever retail partner means that we have a very strong relationship. They were an obvious choice for a collaborative project like this."

Instrmnt 01-DZN limited-edition watch launche available from Dezeen Watch Store

Dezeen's iteration of the timepiece features a navy blue leather strap and gold case. The back of the gold case is engraved with the Dezeen logo.

"Working with the team at Dezeen, we wanted to create something that was firmly unisex, incorporated a little more colour that we would usually, and appealed to the design-led, independent customer base that Dezeen serve," Baynham said.

Instrmnt 01-DZN limited-edition watch launche available from Dezeen Watch Store

The watch also features a three o'clock date window, sapphire crystal lens and stainless steel case. The watch comes "exploded", with pins, casing, and strap parts laid out in a box for the customer to construct themselves using the provided tool.

Instrmnt 01-DZN limited-edition watch launche available from Dezeen Watch Store

The calf-leather strap is sourced from a tannery located in Germany's Bavarian forest.

Instrmnt 01-DZN limited-edition watch launche available from Dezeen Watch Store

"As a design studio we treat material with the utmost importance and have a fairly strict set of guidelines for each product we create," said Baynham. "We continued working with our tannery in the Bavarian Forest, Germany, to create a bespoke navy strap for this special edition, using hand-dyed box-calf leather."

Instrmnt 01-DZN limited-edition watch launche available from Dezeen Watch Store

"The watch to us feels equally like an Instrmnt product and a Dezeen product," he added. "It's a limited run and we think they are going to be hard to get hold of."

Instrmnt 01-DZN limited-edition watch launche available from Dezeen Watch Store

The watches will be stocked exclusively at Dezeen Watch Store and on Instrmnt's website. Pre-order is available from today, with shipping due to commence next week.