For its 14th series, the ISSEY MIYAKE WATCH Project offered Ichiro Iwasaki, a professional equipment designer, the challenge of squarely taking on the chronograph design. Trying to achieve a quality watch in a conventional style but with a beautiful face, he sought a high level of readability through delicate numerals and markers.
Designer Ichiro Iwasaki
Born in Tokyo in 1965. He started his career at Sony Design Center, afterwards moved to Italy and worked at several design studios in Milan. After returned to Japan, in 1995 he set up IWASAKI DESIGN STUDIO in Tokyo. Since its founding, he has been collaborated with manufacturers both within and outside Japan, and involved in highly versatile product designs ranging from stationaries, household goods, tableware, furniture, lighting and electronic devices such as digital cameras and mobile phones. He has been awarded a large number of major international awards, including Japan's Good Design Award・Gold, iF Design Award・Gold and German Design award・Winner.