K.O

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Heritier introduces K.O, a unique piece created in collaboration with famed French artist Onemizer.

Designed by Julien Bonzom and his team, K.O’s powerful look is ushered in a revolutionary avant-garde style, a mixture of art and practicality that has since become Heritier’s trademark.

Heritier’s team dreams for a world with no violence. Julien took an object ordinarily used to break and destroy and transformed its shape into an object that functions to prolong a watch’s life.

This piece is part of Heritier -The Collection 2020 which aims to re-envision objects that are originally grounded in industrial and martial contexts into sculptures that add value and aesthetic experience combined with functionality.

“Ko” usually stands for “knockout” but here it is reframed into a wish to “keep open”.

Whilst K.O was designed before the Covid-19 pandemic began, it was only possible to complete the piece in July post the extensive lockdown period that gripped Europe and the many parts of the world. Onemizer worked on the piece to integrate messages of love expressed through bright colours, finishing K.O into a truly sophisticated and practical piece for those who have an appreciation of Art and Horology.

The design, simple and yet complex, mirrors two oversized knuckles in stainless steel solid plate. The plates were bended into a accurate angles to accommodate and align the watch winders, and then were spaced by a black leather divider, stitched to match the watch winders’ finish.

The result –the back plate “disappearing” into an illusion of a shadow.

The watch winders, developed and assembled in Swizertland by Apk cylinder are controlled by Bluetooth app (also developed by Apkcylinder), give everything that is required of a sophisticated watch winder, including a fully programmable cycle via the free app that works with any watch brand caliber specification.

Julien briefed Onemizer to incorporate words and colours to create sentences that only the owners of the piece will be able to discover. K.O –Keep open!

Swiss engineered watch winder (APK)

  • Technology Bluetooth Ble
  • Phone, table and PC control
  • 4 AA Battery power(2 years of autonomy at 700 turns/days)
  • Battery saver technology
  • Jamming protection
  • Bracelet men & women
  • Dimensions. 34 x 25 X 8.4 cm
  • Material : Steel / hand painted by Onemizer
  • The piece will be sent to you with a waterproof Pelican case.

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Onemizer spent a period of his childhood in Africa where he discovered art and watercolors. He moved back to France as an adolescent and discovered graffiti in the streets of Paris. The Paris metro and the highways and graffiti along the Parisian freeways were his museums. Later he started to paint in wastelands and in abandoned warehouses and little by little he perfected his technique. After high school, he enrolled to study art in a design school, but decided to continue teaching himself. Little by little, he started to paint on canvas, and to show his work in luxury hotels, restaurants or bars.

Onemizer held his first exhibitions in Bordeaux and Paris. He has come a long way since the debut of his career. Today his work is shown in numerous international galleries: Paris, Courchevel ,Megève,Cannes , Singapore, Honfleur , London, Bordeaux, Hossegor , Go Gallery in Amsterdam, Street Art Gallery in Dubai, Barbizon. He worked with one hundred other international artists to produce the biggest graffiti on canvas in Dubai in November 2014, which has been validated and will appear in the Guinness Book.

He takes inspiration from the classic pop artists such as Basquiat and Warhol, from his day to day life and his surroundings, and from the street art scene. He likes to work on lettering, to revisit portraits of personalities or objects that have marked history or his personal story.