Just a couple of months ago, Huawei-owned company, Honor, launched the second generation HONOR MagicWatch that boasted an impressive 14-day battery life. Today, HONOR is launching a new series of limited edition designs for the MagicWatch 2 created by rising names in the art and graphic design industry. Together with HONOR, wearable designers and executives and design partners from design firm, Designit, HONOR were able to produce 10 new designs available in 46mm and 42mm variants.
The designers included in the limited edition collection are leading contemporary artist, Jacky Tsai, international multidisciplinary artist, Giovanni Ozzola, illustrator, George Greaves, China’s greatest living calligrapher, Wang DongLing, one of the most influential female artists in China, Zhou Li, and high-end design team, Pencil Bryan.
Jacky Tsai was able to create 2 designs for the MagicWatch that incorporates his iconic vibrant style and inventive approach to design. Named “Floral Horse” and “Shanghai Tang Cafe”, his creations successfully fuses traditional eastern techniques with western pop art.
George Greave’s design, “The Palm Tree” showcases his use of bold graphic prints. His mastery in dreamlike imagery combined with geometric elements and a muted color palette evoke an adventurous and timeless feel.
Zhou Li creates a minimalistic and feminine design using dynamic lines and brush strokes. “Peach Blossom Yard” signature painting style is clearly represented and creates a design that exudes movement despite being static.
Wang DongLim, known for his work in calligraphy, reinterprets historical Chinese calligraphy with his designs, “Cheng Hao, ‘Autumn Moon’, Entangled Script”. He showcases his experimental calligraphic style that exudes boldness with powerful brush-and-ink strokes.
Giovanni Ozzola created 3 designs for the MagicWatch 2, “One Day”, “Old Walls”, and “Ficus”. Each design uses different techniques expected of this multidisciplinary artist and, with it, Ozzola is able to tell three unique stories with each design.
Last but definitely not the least, is the design that comes from Xu Lei’s design team, Pencil Bryan. Known for their work with high-end fashion magazines, the focus of the team’s design for the MagicWatch 2 is the Koi fish, which is a symbol of good luck and fortune.
The 46mm variant of the HONOR MagicWatch 2 houses an auto-racing watch panel and is designed to exude a sporty and bold look. The smaller 42mm variant, on the other hand, is made for the fashion-minded user. It bodes of a smooth and sleek aesthetic that would look great with any outfit. Both watches feature full AMOLED touch screens, customizable watch faces (including personal designs) and a host of other useful features. Additionally, HONOR held a Global Watch Face Design contest which attracted more than 1,400 entries. 85 watch designs were selected and will be made available for download starting February 2020.
Currently, the HONOR MagicWatch 2 46mm in Charcoal Black is available to purchase in the UK via Amazon and is priced at £159.99. It will make its way to John Lewis department store starting February 3rd. The 42mm Agate Black will be available online and in John Lewis starting February 12th.