Designer Piet Hein Eek's starting point for the Tube Watch was a tube and an extrusion ring. Extrusion moulding is a technique involving forcing aluminium, or paste, through a mould, and the extrusion profile gives the material its shape. Piet devised a ring like this for the design of the watch face.
The precisely cut ring and the high quality 316L stainless steel case, combined with a textile strap, makes this design raw and industrial. The textile straps are made with Cordura, which is a brand name for a specialised thick nylon fabric. It is known for its durability and resistance to abrasions, tears and scuffs. Therefore, you might recognise this fabric from luggage, backpacks of even military clothing.
Lens: Mineral glass
Movement: Japanese Miyota 2035 - 3 hand
Water resistance: 5ATM/50 metres
Push/pull crown with diamond cut teeth
Durable Cordura strap backed with leather.
Cordura strap in grey
Piet Hein Eek designs and manufactures furniture, lighting and accessories, as well as complete interiors. He is famous the world over for his scrapwood furniture.