M&Co Onomatopoeia Watch
Designer: M&Co (Tibor Kalman)
Onomatopoeia:…say that three times fast! The term is used to describe words whose pronunciations suggest their meaning (meow, buzz, bang…) and now, to describe a truly wonderful watch: The M&Co Onomatopoeia Watch.
Here, designer Tibor Kalman goes one-degree further with symbols that suggest not just the sound of the numbers, but the idea of the numbers:
- 3 = tree (three)
- 5 = hand (5 fingers)
- 9 = cat (9 lives)
- 12 = Eggs (dozen/12)
The Onomatopoeia Watch is characteristically Tibor Kalman, and his iconoclastic design firm M&Co. Clean graphics and dry humor merge in a high-quality product that beckons a second look.
The late Tibor Kalman, founder of M&Co. began his legendary relationship with time in 1983. In the spirit of the motto imprinted on the backside of the watches – “Waste Not a Moment.” Tibor Kalman (1949-1999) founded the legendary, multidisciplinary design firm M&Co in 1979. In collaboration with his wife Maira, the conceptually progressive firm initially created graphics, magazines and film titles, and books. Following the release of a record album cover for the rock band Talking Heads, M&Co gained major attention for “pushing the envelope” on conventions of design and typography, and went on to become a major influence on emerging designers. Check out this cool picture of the M&Co Askew on the side of a building in the Lower East Side of New York.
Projects Watches and M&Co began their historic relationship in 2005, with both companies sharing a common love of design and the timepiece. Explore the entire collection.
The late Tibor Kalman, founder of M&Co. began his legendary relationship with time in 1983. In the spirit of the motto imprinted on the backside of the watches – “Waste Not a Moment.”
Made of IP black stainless steel, Onomatopoeia Watch M&Co is 33mm in diameter (1.30″) and 6.35mm high (1/4″) making this timeless classic perfect for any size wrist. Onomatopoeia Watch M&Co is complemented with a black leather stitched 18mm tapered band.
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