By curating the timeless wristwatch series, Timex has honoured the most influential artwork in collaboration with the Met Museum in New York.
Patching some painterly collections with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the global watch hub has transformed artwork into wearable timepieces. Moreover, this exclusive collection has not only graced the dial but also brought intricate and rich details to focus.
Thus, everything in the assemblage depicts Timex’s signature eye for the artwork!
For this exclusive collection, this American watch brand has chosen two of its most classic watch series; Modern Easy Reader and Timex T80. Working on the canvases of these two watches was quite easy for multiple reasons. Significantly, Modern Easy Reader’s round dial presents ample surface area for the demonstration of the artwork. On the other hand, the T80 offers a retro-style lens, which complements well this artistically inspired design.
Introducing the Five-Pieces Timex Collection
The first masterpiece on Timex Modern Easy Reader depicts Mäda Primavesi’s portrait by Gustav Klimt (Austrian, 1862–1918). This unique iteration features a girl, Mäda Primavesi. Just like the painting subject’s relatively serious gaze and willful confidence, this wristwatch piece also stands as an emblem of longevity and durability. Further, this version integrates a 40mm leather strap and is available for $99.00.
In the list of the Modern Easy Reader collection, the second artwork is The Actor Nakamura Fukusuke I as Asahina Tōbei. A revered Edo-period artist, Utagawa Kunisada, created this portrait in 1854. Additionally, on a triptych of woodblock prints, this artist incredibly painted a Kabuki actor as a hero of a classic Chinese tale, the Water Margin. With a 40mm leather strap, one can get this watch for only $99.00.
The next Modern Easy Reader watch design represents a Self-Portrait with a Straw Hat by the artist Vincent Van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). Created in 1887 on an oily canvas, this portrait demonstrates bold strokes and a vibrant display of colours. Also, this unique artwork includes a 34mm resin strap with the price set at $99.00.
Another prominent artwork on the Timex T80’s watch display is Under the Wave off Kanagawa / The Great Wave. Painted by Katsushika Hokusai in 1830-1832, this artwork pays homage to the power of nature. Taken from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, this painting projects a colossal wave with a small Mount Fuji in the background. Further, one can get this rich piece of art history with a 34mm resin strap for only $99.00.
The final masterpiece portrays Maples at Mama from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo. Painted by Utagawa Hiroshige in 1857, this artwork on T80 frames a picturesque Japanese landscape.
Hence, each incredible watch serves as a projector of rich art history, adding unique energy to your wrist. Further, this series comes in The Met branded boxes with a QR code. Hop on to Timex’s website to explore Timex X The Met’s incredible range.