Most will hate it. Few will love it.
This watch is a collaboration between the Raketa Watch Factory and the State Tretyakov Gallery (Russia’s main museum of national art).
We didn’t try to do a beautiful watch. We did a radically abstract watch that doesn’t follow the conventional rules of classic aesthetics. Exactly like the Russian Avant-Garde artist Kazimir Malevich did in 1915 when he painted the most abstract painting in the world: the Black Square.
When asked what was the meaning of his absurd Black Square, Malevich explained that it symbolises a “Big Zero”: the end of the previous period of artistic evolution and the beginning of a radically new artistic reality. With time, this painting had a tremendous influence on modern art and became one of the most iconic paintings in the world.
The handcrafted dial is made in a mosaic of 3 different stones: black jade, white jade and violan. The natural “pattern” of each stone reminds us of the degradation over the years on Malevich’s painting. This makes every watch absolutely unique.
Part of the proceeds will go to the State Tretyakov Gallery.
The Big Zero, like all Raketa Watches are shipped directly from the Russian Manufacture, please allow up to 14 working days for your order to be delivered from Russia with love.
- Manufacture Raketa Watch Factory 2615 Automatic movement
- 12hr indciation HM
- Bi-directional winding
Front glass Sapphire
- Mineral Crystal Exhibition case back
- 24 Jewels
- Average rate -10/+20 seconds per day
- Power reserve 40hours
- Case made from Stainless steel
- 38.8mm diameter
- 10 ATM WR
- Dial in semi precious stone
- 20mm leather strap with pin buckle
- 2 year international warranty