AÃRK Collective announce their second collection of unisex watches, 002.
AÃRK’s new collection, 002, develops the Melbourne-based brand’s signature minimalist aesthetic and playful approach to detail, drawing inspiration from the ideas of time and space.
Fascinated by the ‘golden record’ time capsule created for NASA’s Voyager interstellar mission in the 1970s, AÃRK have explored a visual language of discs, horizons, arcs and waveforms in this unisex range. Temporal motifs punctuate the collection, which also riffs on the traditional shapes and details of ‘classic’ watch design.
True to AÃRK’s obsession, the 002 collection features premium materials in low-key execution—from hand-dipped gold casings to custom-designed links, laser-cut indexes and Horween Leather straps. A considered balance of space, time, form and function, each watch bears the name of the physical phenomenon or principle that inspired it:
—Shell, which plays on repetition and variation with a hand-moulded acetate casing and a pattern unique to each watch.
— Eclipse, distinguished by its striking dual-tone plating and a dial evoking the moon’s movement in relation to the earth and the sun.
— Tide, AÃRK’s unique take on classical watch design, featuring a subtle wave-form detail on the hour hand.
— Eon, a statement watch defined by its intricate luminosity, bold proportions and everlasting durability.