Carpenter Watches and Michael DiTullo collaborated on the M18 Field Watch. Limited to a numbered production run of 12, the M18 puts a minimalist twist on the Field Watch. The goal was to create something so minimal and quiet that it asks for your attention.
The face is inspired by classic Modernist clocks form the 1960’s, reducing the dial down to 12 high visibility hour indices. Outside the hour ring are subtle tonal second markers. Gloss black hour and minute hands are capped with C3 Lume accents. A Pantone 021c Organge second hand is the only bright pop on the time piece. The 40mm case is machined from 316L stainless steel polished to a high gloss and with a double domed sapphire crystal. The curves of the case are particularly elegant with lugs that pay homage to classic wire lugs. The exhibition case back exposes the Miyota 821A 21 jewel automatic movement with a floating MD logo. The micro-perefed matte black leather band was inspired by vintage leather steering wheels found in classic sports cars.
“It is always such a rewarding experience to work with brands that have the same goal as I do, to make something of value, that appeals to the highest common denominator. In a world of “minimum viable products” Think we made something special together. I’m honored that the Carpenter Watches M18 will be the first MD branded collaboration ever brought to production.”, Michael DiTullo
“Carpenter is a brand founded on design. I started Carpenter with the desire to make time pieces that I wanted with an attention to detail I just couldn’t find. Michael is a designer we have often looked to for inspiration and we are excited to work with him on our limited edition M18.”, Neil Carpenter
Contribution: industrial design, CMF specification, photo art direction, video production