HODINA x Minimalissimo – Defining the archetypal timepiece

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Here's one of my most recent Projects that I'm really excited about. I can't tell you how long developing this product and video took, but I can tell you it was all worth it! :)

WHAT

An exclusive design collaboration between HODINA & Minimalissimo to produce 300 limited edition timepieces.

Back this Project on Kickstarter and get a huge discount on the watch!

THE CREATORS

HODINA is a minimalist watch brand with its European roots in mind. HODINA means “hour” in Ukrainian. Our inspiration comes from our father Vladimir. He started as a watch repair specialist at age 18. He raised an ambitious and watch-loving son, Vadim, who went on to create HODINA.

Minimalissimo is an established magazine dedicated to minimalism in design. We aim to inspire creatives and showcase the finest examples of art, architecture, fashion, furniture, and product design—bringing you a curated selection of the most captivating work from both established makers as well as emerging talents.

Together we wanted to create a timepiece for you that reflects both our brand’s minimalism ideology with Minimalissimo’s distinctive design influence.

WHY

We collaborated with Minimalissimo on this limited edition project because of our shared vision for a minimalist lifestyle and timeless design. Minimalism for us means living a simple, well-curated and clutter-free life. That applies to how we manage our time, what we wear, and ultimately how we perceive the world. When you focus on what is important, you realize that what remains doesn’t really need to be there.

Our values are simplicity, aesthetic design and functionality.

A shared passion for minimalism expressed in the form of a timepiece.
Italian vegetable-tanned leather.
Subtly engraved markers and branding.
The sapphire glass displays a beautiful sheen.

INSPIRATION

The watch case design is inspired by a smooth rock that you would find at the shore of an ocean. The brushed dial is inspired by raw industrial steel materials. We went with white contrasted on black because it highlights your focus on what is important; the hands and the date. The Italian leather is reputable and ages well so we knew we needed this important element. Additional details, such as the sapphire glass, surgical steel and watch movement, was simply inspired behind the thinking “Quality over Quantity.”

The case structure inspiration was taken from a smooth rock & raw industrial steel texture.

PROCESS

Our initial process included brainstorming what was “essential” in a timepiece and what wasn’t. Typically, watches have a seconds hand and seconds marks, but we learned quickly that people don’t necessarily utilize these functions. Quality being the theme, we emphasized the materials we will use. The next step was to illustrate concepts based on our inspirations of a smooth rock, industrial textures and a minimalist design philosophy. After months of collaboration and discussion, we chose our winner.

SPECS

  • 38mm diameter case (unisex)
  • 7mm slim & contoured depth
  • Sapphire crystal
  • 316L surgical-grade steel / PVD coated 
  • Japanese movement w/date (5-year battery life) 
  • Italian vegetable-tanned leather – interchangeable strap (18mm width) 
  • 5ATM water resistance 
  • Serialized from 001/300 to 300/300
  • 1-year limited warranty 

FOLLOW HODINA & MINIMALISSIMO!

For project updates and much more please visit us online or on Instagram!

HODINA   hodina.co   @hodina.co
Minimalissimo   minimalissimo.com   @minimalissimomag