Limited Edition (500) watch by Paul Smith circa 1998
A fascinating blend of vintage and modern by the influential British designer - Especially the sideview analog (pictured) with Op-Art engraved design on top (always mistaken for a Dick Tracy style speaker watch), the hand engraved edition number and Paul Smith signature, angular case design reminiscent of early LEDs like the Synchronar Solar and Bulova Computron.
The rest of the collection was also very impressed with influences like the 1960's Heuer Monaco, asymmetric Bulova by Dior, 1970's Lip Mach 2000 & Pierre Cardin Espace series. See photos
But sadly, the current Paul Smith watches have tamed down quite a bit. I assume it's to please a wider marketplace. Strange how that works...
Examples from the original line;
1. Early Catalog of original Line
2. Automatic Model
3. Dashboard Model
Current Models from UK - link
catalog of the original Paul Smith watch line
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