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  • Manufacturer: KAWS x Ikepod
    Year: Circa 2012
    Reference No: HHTK03
    Case No: No. 33
    Model Name: Ikepod Horizon by KAWS
    Material: Blackened Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. ETA2892, 21 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Ikepod rubber strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Ikepod
    Dimensions: 44mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Ikepod blank International Guarantee and blank warranty, cloth, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.
    Provenance: Consigned by the Original Owner

  • Provenance

    Consigned by the Original Owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 2012 Ikepod announced at Baselworld their collaborative effort with renowned graffiti artist and designer KAWS. The reconceptualised Horizon model, released at Colette’s in Paris, was a union of haute horlogerie and contemporary art. Marc Newson’s classic pebble-shaped design with seamless integrated bezel references astrophysics’ theoretical “event horizon”, which is the boundary around a black hole from which nothing, even light, can escape. The 44mm diameter automatic watch featured a dial with KAWS iconic “X Eye” motif for the hands, and “Chomper” teeth design for the hour markers. Produced in four versions with red, white and black dials these unique timepieces captured KAWS style in an understated and playful way.

    The American born (b. 1974) artist known as KAWS is renowned for his prolific body of work in the arts and design, including paintings, murals, street art, large scale sculptures, and like the present example product design. For over twenty years he has demonstrated an underlying wit, humour and irreverence that draws inspiration from pop culture. His work has a broad appeal giving him a unique position within contemporary culture. As a Disney animator KAWS was influenced by urban artists like Barry McGee, and in the early 1990s he began to develop his own artistic vision with a bright graphic aesthetic, often featuring his “XX” motif, which is now found across his multidisciplinary oeuvre.

    Consigned by the original owner, the present Ikepod Horizon by KAWS, no. 33, is in new old stock condition and remains unused. The watch comes complete with its original blank guarantee card and presentation box. It is highlighted by the iconic KAWS “X Eye” and “Chomper” motives, as well as branded “XX” on the Ikepod rubber strap near the clasp. This design collaboration combines the futuristic appeal of Ikepod wristwatches with the whimsy of one of the most recognised contemporary artists today, and creates a work of art that delightfully integrates both form and function.

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Ref. HHTK03
A very rare new old stock special edition blackened titanium wristwatch with international guarantee, presentation box designed by Marc Newson, made in collaboration with KAWS

Circa 2012
44mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed.

Estimate
HK$100,000 - 150,000 
€10,800-16,200
$12,800-19,200

Sold for HK$214,200

Contact Specialist

Hin Hin Wong

Associate Specialist, 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Hong Kong

+852 2318 2013

[email protected]

 

Thomas Perazzi

Head of Watches, Asia

+852 2318 2031

[email protected]

 

Charlene Lau

Head of Jewels, Hong Kong

+852 2318 2039

[email protected]

 

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