Piero Lissoni for Alessi launches at Dezeen Watch Store

Alessi's Tic15 watch collection by Piero Lissoni arrives at Dezeen Watch Store

Dezeen Watch Store: Italian architect Piero Lissoni has revisited one of his early watch designs to create a new range of timepieces with rounded square faces for Italian design brand Alessi.

The Tic15 collection, which is now available for pre-order on Dezeen Watch Store, is named after Lissoni's 2002 Tic design and includes versions designed for men and women as well as a chronograph model.

Piero Lissoni for Alessi launches at Dezeen Watch Store

All share the same rounded square face, with rectangular hands and markings designed to keep the watch clean, simple and easy to read. The second hand extends across the full width of the dial.

"True to poetic minimalism that distinguishes all his work, Piero Lissoni created a wide variety of functions around a shape that is classic in its own way," said Alessi.

Piero Lissoni for Alessi launches at Dezeen Watch Store

The small version, available in all-black with white markings and pointed hands or cream with a gold case and black markings, has no numerals on the face.

The standard size is available with a green perforated strap, black face and white and red markings, or with a brown strap, matching face and white and blue markings. It also includes a small date window, which lines up with the crown on the side of the case.

Piero Lissoni for Alessi launches at Dezeen Watch Store

Three sub dials on the chronograph style provide multiple stopwatch functions, controlled using buttons on either side of the crown.

Although Lissoni originally trained as an architect, he has become better known for his product design and interiors. He has collaborated with Alessi a number of times, with his most recent work including a range of bathroom accessories.

Piero Lissoni for Alessi launches at Dezeen Watch Store

He opened his own industrial design, interior architecture and graphic design studio in 1986, a year after graduating from university in Milan.

Founded in 1921 as a steel-forming workshop in the Italian Alps, Alessi has gone on to become one of Italy's most influential design brands. Its first watch went into production in 1987, and the brand has since worked with international designers like Marcel Wanders and Alessandro Mendini to expand the collection.

Browse the Tic collection on Dezeen Watch Store »