Classic Neu is a refined model of AÃRK's popular timepiece

AÃRK's Classic Neu is a watch with a dodecagon-shaped face

Dezeen Watch Store: the latest watch from AÃRK is a refined version of the Australian brand's bestselling Classic model.

AÃRK has streamlined the design and improved the quality of its Classic Premium watch to create the Classic Neu, which is now available to buy from Dezeen Watch Store.

Classic Neu by AARK

The brand's Melbourne-based designers replaced the previous model's acetate case with a stronger one made from stainless steel, which comes in either black, gold or silver.

Other new features include a slimmer profile, minimal hands and a softened triangle-shaped crown.

“We like to keep it simple and geometric, which is the underlying aesthetic of the brand," the brand's co-founder Auver Austria told Dezeen.

"When designing, I normally take into account the elements of a timepiece and see how these elements can be represented in either an abstract way or a more contemporary manner."

Classic Neu by AARK

The Classic Neu's dodecagon-shaped face is the latest experimental use of geometric shapes by AÃRK, whose timepieces often feature strong graphic lines and playful use of patterns such as marble or tortoiseshell.

"The Classic Neu represents a new maturity that has developed over the years through a progression of tastes and preferences, alongside a better understanding of timepiece construction," said AÃRK spokesperson Celica Austria.

Since launching their first collection, AÃRK's product range has expanded to include watches such as Tide, Shell and Eclipse, as part of a range influenced by abstract ideas of time and space.

Classic Neu by AARK

"It has always been about creating points of difference and finding ways to explore ideas which lead to cleverly designed products that are uniquely us," Austria said.

"Personally, I like to treat the designs as more of a composition of shapes."

TID Watches also recently updated their range with a stainless steel timepiece. Other recent launches at Dezeen Watch Store include the Bradley Element by Eone and new styles by Larsson & Jennings.