Taking its inspiration from the Leça Swimming Pool complex designed by Siza in 1966, the watch case was based on the square shape of the main pool
Photography by Fernando Guerra featuring the Leça Swimming Pool complex
Renowned Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza has unveiled his latest creation at 89 years of age: a collaboration with Barcelona-based Lebond Watches.
The Lebond Siza watch takes it design cues from the Leça Swimming Pool complex, designed by Siza in 1966 at the age of 28, on the northern coastline of Matosinhos, which is also Siza’s birthplace.
With rough concrete walls and simple lines, the Leça Swimming Pools demonstrate how even modern structures or buildings can still be deeply tied to nature.
Photography by Fernando Guerra featuring Álvaro Siza
The square shape of the watch was based on the main pool, while the hour hand was adapted from the minimal signage that Siza used on numerous projects throughout his career.
Made from titanium grade 5, characterised by good hot formability and weldability, the material was chosen by the architect for its lightness and beautiful micro-sanded finish.
Meanwhile, the strap is crafted from black rubber and a signature “A. Siza” floats on a sapphire crystal, making the watch an exceptional timepiece.
Photography by Fernando Guerra
Born in 1933 in Matosinhos, Siza is widely regarded as one of the most successful architects of his generation. In 1992, he was awarded the prestigious Pritzker Prize and was considered a successor to early modernists.
His collaboration with Lebond Watches, which specialises in producing minimal watches inspired by the geometry of nature and architecture, has resulted in an exclusive Lebond Siza watch edition that is bound to appeal to design enthusiasts everywhere.
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