The Kiri wristwatch is the creation of one of Japan’s most notable industrial designers Masayuki Kurokawa. His minimalist aesthetic and respect for simple textures is fully pronounced in this piece. Kurokawa is known for taking the most undervalued materials and turning them into something exquisite (some of you might recall his GOM rubber series, now displayed in MoMa’s permanent collection). In this particular piece, a humble silicone bracelet is made to look beautiful.
The dial, made from mineral glass, mirrors the semi-opaqueness of the bracelet and completes the look of the piece. It also makes the watch look obscure, with hands appearing as a mirage, giving a unique point of view on the fleeting nature of time itself.