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The 4D Wrist Watch.

Back in 2015, 22 Design Studio decided to change our perception of time as something 2D, with the 4D watch, a watch with a depth that was physical as well as philosophical. Cast in concrete, the watch dial had steps that ascended from 1 to 12, showing progression or an ascension, rather than a repetitive circular movement. 22 Studio comes back to reinvent that watch. Armed with their ever-expanding knowledge of working with concrete, and a Swiss-made Sellita SW200-1 movement, the 4D Watch gets its timely aesthetic and functional upgrade. Now with a date atrium, a more detailed concrete dial, an automatic movement that comes with a 38 hour reserve, encased in the same design philosophy that made the original 4D watch such an object of beauty.

Over the years 22 Design Studio has associated themselves very closely with concrete, using them as a standout material for all their products, because concrete has the reputation of being a builder’s material. Concrete creates societies, builds homes, and civilizations. No other material has been given this status, and 22 Design Studio’s products wear it almost as a badge of honor. The 4D Concrete Watch Automatic’s concrete watch face explores more intricate details, never before seen in concrete. Encased in a brass casing that patinas as it ages, the watch celebrates the passing of time, turning time itself into a design detail too. On the back, to balance the impressive nature of the concrete dial is the exhibition window that allows you to view the Swiss movement in its magical glory.

Each watch comes with a sapphire glass casing, and a date atrium (an addition in this series) that gives a magnified, magnificent window into the date. The atrium itself comes with a metal pipe casing that echoes the watch’s body. The two metallic rings complement each other, and also the Italian leather watch strap, which combined, hold together a watch that celebrates not just the fourth dimension, but all four dimensions.

Designed by Sean Yu of 22 Design Studio

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