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Over the past decade, we’ve seen a shift in the use of watches from being a functional timepiece to a strictly aesthetic extension of one’s style – with functionality under scrutiny and form being the life giver; it’s hard to find a balance.

Introducing the X-Series Timepieces by MNML – the first edition of the series is the limited 001 (200 timepieces available). Bold yet restrained, with an attitude that is uniquely MINIMAL, the X-Series is a celebration of outright good design and an understanding of design fundamentals from a world-class team of designers. Being an owner of the Braun ceramic analog watch, I thought I was future proofing myself from not needing, not desiring another timepiece but the X-Series Timepieces are something special.

A sapphire window on the back of each watch is laser-etched with a unique serial number to express the exclusivity of the object further, making each watch as unique as the last. Bold, confident graphics are stamped through the X-Series sandwich dial construction. The sharp contrast between the face, indices, and numbering — set in Neue Haas Grotesk and illuminated with Lumibright — make the face supremely legible without needing to shout.

Designer: MNML

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