“It doesn’t track your steps. It doesn’t monitor your heart rate. It doesn’t even receive emails. It does, however, have more character and charisma than the smartest watch on the market.”
The “it” above refers to Nomad’s new Mòltair unisex watch, designed by Samuel Wilkinson. Wilkinson, a prolific figure in the field of industrial design, makes his timepiece debut with Scottish brand Nomad — and “it” really does have that charisma characteristic of the designer. His work has previously been featured in the permanent collections of the MoMA, Victoria and Albert Museum, Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Collection and The Art Institute of Chicago.
Named after the Gaelic word for “a cast,” Mòltair features a case designed after a cast iron pot, textured and shaped like a round bowl. The watch is immediately recognizable by large, playful and colorful hands in the otherwise plain face, housed in a bevelled mineral crystal glass. The hands are made from aluminum instead of the industry-standard brass, a conscious decision on Wilkinson’s part to make the watch as lightweight as possible. The hand color combinations differ depending on the color of the watch, which comes in ion-plated black, silver or gold.
Organic vegetable-tanned Swedish leather straps finish off the timepiece, meant to age beautifully overtime. With an equally beautiful felt block packaging, this one’s for the design watch lover. Learn more and pre-order the Mòltair here.