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.