Most of the time I wear geeky watches, or dive watches, but sometimes you just want to strap on something clean and elegant. Via, let us introduce you to a.b.art watches, who have a nice focus on clean, uncluttered dials and reasonable pricing. Here’s the blurb from their front page:
Clean, simple, uncluttered.
Every watch in the a.b.art collection is designed with a purity inspired by the Bauhaus tradition and engineered in Switzerland. Yet with prices from £120 to £898, these are Swiss watches you can happily wear every day.
Pictured on the right is the series O which has a really clever date display: the black disc rotates around the dial, which is visual, clean, and uncluttered. More pictures and commentary after the jump.
List price on the series O is $239, which is quite reasonable. It’s 40mm wide, and will probably wear larger due to the ‘all-dial’ design. The cases are 316L stainless steel with sapphire crystals.
Browsing their PDF catalog, I was also quite taken by the series MM, with its elegant subseconds dial at six o’clock.
They have good designs in various shapes, and all seem to be available in white or black. They also offer different strap options as well.
To my eye, these have a combination of the Bauhaus look with a bit of Mondaine as well.
If you’re looking for something fancier than Skagen, but not as expensive as Nomos Glashutte, then a.b.art seems well worth a look.
By Paul Hubbard