Japanese illustrator Face designs bold Camper watch

The Timex Face x Anna Camper Watch is a collaboration between Timex, Tokyo-based illustrator and designer Face and Japan’s Anna magazine

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Timex has joined forces with Tokyo-based illustrator and designer Face for the newest iteration of the classic Camper model. His reinterpretation of the clean watch dial sits alongside an Analog Life concept from Japan’s Anna magazine, celebrating the simple pleasures of being offline.

The effortless functionality of the classic Camper model, first released in the 1980s makes it the ideal blank canvas for a playful design. Face’s idiosyncratic style adds an irreverent edge to the lightweight model in resin. Measuring a modest 36mm, the watch dial celebrates the physical act of checking the time on a watch and not a phone face. The simple design cornerstones of the watch are an effective foil for the bright rainbow of hues and unexpected colour combinations that characterise Face’s buoyant designs.

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Analog Life underlines this simple concept, encouraging us to put down our phone and go back to basics in every area of our life. A tongue-in-cheek editorial suggests the simple ways in which we can escape from our all-encompassing digital lives.

For Face, this simplicity was reflected in the organic process of the design: ‘It’s my style – there’s no more to it than that,’ he says. ‘I hope wearing these watches makes people happy everyday.’

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Hannah Silver joined Wallpaper* in 2019 to work on watches and jewellery. Now, as well as her role as watches and jewellery editor, she writes widely across all areas including on art, architecture, fashion and design. As well as offbeat design trends and in-depth profiles, Hannah is interested in the quirks of what makes for a digital success story.