Slicing time

A device that "cuts away" time as it passes, here's Nendo's elegant Slice watch.

The Slice watch flawlessly represents the purpose of a wristwatch: a device that “cuts away” time as it passes.

Japanese design studio Nendo has designed a sophisticated, elegant and authentic wristwatch for Italian brand NAVA Design.

The watch appears as though it has been sliced into cylindrical pieces of metal at regular intervals during its creation, leaving behind only a single section that forms the watch’s surface.

We wanted to visualise the wristwatch’s function as a tool that “cuts out” time as it passes by, always at the same pace and speed, says Nendo founder Oki Sato.

Slice is available in two designs, Numbers and Gradations. Numbers displays the numerals 12, 3, 6 and 9 on its circular face, while Gradations simply has an infinite arrangement of thin grey lines carved from its circumference.

With the utmost attention paid to detail and using high-quality materials, the Slice watch is more than just a way to keep time. 

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