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Basquiat Watch - Now Is The Time - Daem



This Basquiat Watch represents: ' Now Is The Time'. Now’s The Time (1985) is an artful reference to jazz musician Charlie Parker’s 1945 song of the same name. The round vinyl shape and perfect imprecision allows DAEM to reimagine the traditional watch face. The patterned strap and colors were inspired by Basquiat's fashion in the early 1980's. The back of the watch features Basquiat‘s signature crossed over the DAEM logo to put the essence of human before enterprise.

Daem designs all of their watches in their Brooklyn studio. They are located in an old Williamsburg factory that's been converted, on a tree-lined street opposite the  subway tracks.  Their watches are made in the Basel region of northern Switzerland. After visiting manufacturers across Switzerland and the United States, they found a watchmaker who's truly world class and can bring their designs to life. This "Now is the time " watch is made with Swiss Ronda 515 movement, a precise time keeper and quality standard and Full grain Italian leather, the highest grade of leather with greater softness, durability, and color richness.  More details on Basquiat Watch - Now Is The Time - Daem:

Technical Specifications

  • Movement: Swiss Ronda Powertech 515
  • Type: Quartz
  • Dial Material: Enamel
  • Crystal: Polished sapphire (anti-reflective and scratch resistant)
  • Case Material: Surgical grade 316L stainless steel
  • Case Diameter: 40 mm
  • Case Height: 9 mm
  • Strap/Lug Width: 20 mm (fits up to 23 cm or 9" wrists)
  • Straps: Stitched canvas, lined with leather
  • Water Resistance: 50 meters (5ATM)


<p>Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of the best known artists of his generation and is widely considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century. His career in art spanned the late 1970s through the 1980s until his death in 1988, at the age of 27. Basquiat works are edgy and raw, and through a bold sense of color and composition, he maintains a fine balance between seemingly contradictory forces such as control and spontaneity, menace and wit, urban imagery and primitivism. The Basquiat brand embodies the values and aspirations of young, international urban culture.</p> </p> </p> <p>The conjunction of various media is an integral element of Basquiat's art. His paintings are typically covered with text and codes of all kinds: words, letters, numerals, pictograms, logos, map symbols, diagrams and more, and featured multi-panel paintings and individual canvases with exposed stretcher bars, the surface dense with writing, collage and imagery.</p> </p> </p> <p>Photo Credits: Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1982 - Andy Warhol © The Andy Warhol Foundation</p>


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