MINUS 8 began as a machine inspired watch brand at Astro Studios. Since inheriting the brand, I have been working to create watches that are equally inspired by machines and the beautiful landscapes around us here in GMT-8. We are still looking to achieve a “machined aesthetic,” but one that can also be soft, rounded, and human rather than always crisp and architectural. Color and material has lightened finding inspiration from the sun-kissed backdrop here in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Anza's unibody design with solid lug makes the piece tough enough to be worn as an everyday piece and as an active tool. Smooth, continuous surfacing adds refinement while keeping it low profile. 

Design Spring 2017. Release Fall 2017.

Design Direction. David Whetstone, Astro Studios, San Francisco, CA.

Lead Design. Sean Missal. Astro Studios, San Francisco, CA.

NEW MINUS 8 BRAND INSPIRATION. Inspiration for the ‘new” MINUS 8 equally blends influences from a machined aesthetic and the beautiful landscapes and colors in GMT-8.

NEW MINUS 8 BRAND INSPIRATION.

Inspiration for the ‘new” MINUS 8 equally blends influences from a machined aesthetic and the beautiful landscapes and colors in GMT-8.

ANZA WATCH INSPIRATION. For The Anza, the goal was to create a watch that was tough enough to be worn as an everyday piece and as an active tool, yet refined enough it could be worn as an accessory to elevate streetwear looks.

ANZA WATCH INSPIRATION.

For The Anza, the goal was to create a watch that was tough enough to be worn as an everyday piece and as an active tool, yet refined enough it could be worn as an accessory to elevate streetwear looks.

The Anza continues MINUS 8's “machined aesthetic,” but evolves it to also be soft, rounded, and human rather than always crisp and architectural.

The Anza continues MINUS 8's “machined aesthetic,” but evolves it to also be soft, rounded, and human rather than always crisp and architectural.

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