Last year, Glasgow-based watch brand Instrmnt launched Instrmnt 01, a beautifully minimalistic steel watch with traditional design elements and functionality. The aim of the brand is to create minimalist, high quality goods that are accessible to all.
Each of Instrmnt’s 01 series watches were designed with care in their Glasgow studio. They take inspiration from the industrial design of the mid 20th century and their own personal desire for a watch that pairs high quality Swiss components with simple, utilitarian design. A timeless watch for a contemporary gentleman who just wants to know the time and date.
Each watch comes with a calf leather strap in different colours, produced by one of the last remaining leather strap manufacturers in the Bavarian Forest. Craftsmen who work on straps have been plying their trade for thirty years or longer, using the same trusted machinery and procedures used in the early 20th century. The leather is sourced from a tannery located in the same town and widely regarded as one of best in the world.
Photography by Neil Bedford.