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The Hour Glass 40 Presents: The Lives of Artists - A Series of Short Films by The Hour Glass


The Hour Glass 40 Presents: The Lives of Artists -  A Series of Short Films by The Hour Glass

On the occasion of The Hour Glass's 40th anniversary, the specialist watch retailer will be premiering a series of short films over the next two months on nine of the world’s leading creatives and artisans. Featuring in order of appearance Maximilian Büsser, Sir David Adjaye OBE RA, Rexhep Rexhepi, Daniel Arsham, Wieki Somers, Roger W. Smith, Marc Newson, Oki Sato, Felix Baumgartner, and Martin Frei. Commissioned by The Hour Glass, these portraits profile the journey of these cultural wunderkinds and document their dedication to their craft.

The Hour Glass’ fundamental mission is to advance watch culture by celebrating the patrimony and tradition of the watchmaking arts. As an organization that has devoted its entirety to this industry, we felt it was only appropriate that for our 40th anniversary, we pay tribute to this mission. And to do so by beginning a conversation on how watches and its makers intrinsically belong to the cultural milieu of contemporary art and design, providing a new point of departure for watchmaking.

The Artling was pleased to be involved in the film shoots for the portraits of Sir David Adjaye OBE RA of Adjaye Associates, contemporary artist Daniel Arsham, Dutch designer Studio Wieki Somers, Australian designer Marc Newson and Japanese designer Oki Sato of nendo, in conjunction with the Then Now Beyond exhibition

Then Now Beyond Exhibition at The Hour Glass Malmaison store, featuring pieces by Daniel Arsham, Studio Wieki Somers, Marc Newson and nendo.

Limited Edition clock by nendo created exclusively for The Hour Glass

Stay tuned for the launch of the films online on the following dates:

Featured Artists

  • April 22 - Maximilian Büsser, MB&F
  • April 29 -  Sir David Adjaye OBE RA, Adjaye Associates
  • May 6 -  Rexhep Rexhepi, Akrivia
  • May 13 - Daniel Arsham
  • May 20 - Wieki Somers, Studio Wieki Somers
  • May 27 - Roger W. Smith
  • June 3 - Marc Newson
  • June 10 - Oki Sato, Nendo
  • June 17 - Felix Baumgartner & Martin Frei, URWERK

View Playlist Here


Find out more about Then Now Beyond here.


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