The worlds of art and timepieces have joined through a collaboration between Timex and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Iconic artworks from The Met collection grace the dial and strap of each expertly crafted timepiece, showcasing the beauty of both disciplines in a form of expressive, wearable art. Rich in detail and color, this collection is a proud testament to art’s timeless appeal and Timex’s signature eye for design.
We chose our beloved Modern Easy Reader® and digital Timex T80 as the canvases for this collaboration. The clean, round dial of our Modern Easy Reader® allows for a beautiful presentation of the artwork, while the retro-style lens encircling the display of our T80 provided an exciting opportunity to design a digital watch with a more traditional and artistically inspired design.
EXPLORING THE COLLECTION:
Timex Modern Easy Reader® x The Met: Mäda Primavesi by Klimt
This masterpiece boasts a stunning dial that showcases a detail from Gustav Klimt’s (Austrian, 1862–1918) 1912–13 portrait of Mäda Primavesi. The dreamlike yet expressive likeness evokes the willful confidence of the painting’s self-possessed subject.
Timex Modern Easy Reader® x The Met: The Actor Nakamura Fukusuke I as Asahina Tōbei by Kunisada
This watch presents a captivating detail from The Actor Nakamura Fukusuke I as Asahina Tōbei, a woodblock print created in 1854 by the revered Edo-period artist Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese, 1786–1864). The print depicts the Kabuki actor in character as a hero of the Water Margin, a classic Chinese tale of military valor.
Timex Modern Easy Reader® x The Met: Self-Portrait with a Straw Hat by Van Gogh
This timepiece comes to life with the colors and energy of Self-Portrait with a Straw Hat, an oil painting created in 1887 by the renowned artist Vincent Van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). Van Gogh’s expressive likeness boasts bold brushstrokes, intoxicating movement, and vibrant colors.
Timex T80 x The Met: The Great Wave by Hokusai
This update to our T80 showcases Under the Wave off Kanagawa, also known as The Great Wave, a woodblock print created around 1830–32 by Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849). This famous print from Hokusai’s beloved series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji depicts a colossal wave framing a comparatively small Mount Fuji in the background; a tribute to the awesome power of nature.
Timex T80 x The Met: Maples at Mama by Hiroshige
The final masterpiece in the collection showcases a detail from Maples at Mama, a woodblock print created around 1857 by Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797–1858). This tranquil scene from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo depicts maple branches framing a picturesque Japanese landscape.
Each watch in this collection embodies the unique energy of the artwork that served as its muse, making it a wearable masterpiece that allows you to carry a rich piece of art history with you every day. Shop the full collection now and see which watch speaks to you.