Affordable Watches, Alessi Record

After before last week’s article about supersobra bells raised the question of watches to a slightly more humane price tag. And for those of you who would rather spend money on a pair of shoes or a jacket than a watch that has developed high-tech Swiss precision; why not invest in a true design classic?

The concept design watches perhaps associated primarily with watches that are designed to give as much space to the company logo as possible. But there are actually examples of smart and discreet design even among this category of watches. As Italian Alessi cooperation with Japanese Seiko.

AL6000, better known as Records after his LP-like shape, is perhaps the most famous model series in cooperation launched in 1988 and was withdrawn in production in 2002 after a few years break. Behind the design stands the Italian designer Achille Castiglioni as well as many of his countrymen during much of the 1900s were in the forefront of offering stylish and quality design at an affordable price.

Technically, time is fairly standard with automatic quartz works. design-wise, excels, however, the clock through its relatively large and very clear dial. Note the estate’s narrow edge and the short distance to the dial needles. The back is equipped with two solid hooks to easily replace the bracelet. For the design of the clock face is the swiss graphic artist Max Huber, who was a close friend of Achille. The typeface is soft and playful in black and white color scheme. All in all, a discreet and fun at the same time watch for those who might prioritize form in front of the technology. Or do not want to go the whole way to combine business suit with a plasticky Swatch Watch.