Water-resistance: 3 Bar
Ø: 34,00 mm
L: 8,75 mm
H: 39,20 mm
Rendered in black and white, You Stop You Die (GZ225) has minimalist elegance imbued with the simple, almost ordinary aesthetics of formalism upon which the artist draws. The dial, printed with a skull and crossbones, introduces an unexpected element that stops thought and creates an extra beat of time. Lightly suggestive of the swashbuckle of pirates and axle-grease appeal of motorcycle gangs, the watch is both darkly comic and a reminder to make good use of one’s time. The artist’s interest in present moments, form and space shines through in this engaging and refreshing contribution to the Swatch&Art Collection.
Born in Santiago, Chile, Ivan Navarro currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Navarro is interested in what he thinks of as the unfinished aspects of minimalism. In a sophisticated reference to the formalist art movement, he combines objects such as shopping carts, mirrors, tables and fluorescent lights in his sculpture. His work is meditative, engaging the viewer in an interaction with forms and spaces. Navarro’s widely admired work was featured at the 2009 Venice Biennale.see all watches by this artist