Sign up for 15% off discount when we launch on 20 Oct 2023
AVL II Bronze, a limited-edition wristwatch and watch stand box set. The watch stand is a collaboration with Korean artistic sensation, Robotoys, to create a fusion of vintage charm and futuristic aesthetic.
Robotoys is a series of sculptures created by Korean artist Mr Y.N. Choi, whose work has been exhibited in galleries and national museums. Much like TACS philosophy and our dedication to creating unique designs with thoughtful craftsmanship, Choi’s creations are both nostalgic and futuristic, combining traditional craft techniques with modern technology, inspired by his childhood memories of playing with toy robots.
Limited to 500 pieces, each AVL II Bronze comes with a numbered Robotoys’ handcrafted watch stand those doubles as a collectable art piece. Primarily made of wire, copper and acrylic, the watch stand is entirely handmade to look like a miniature humanoid robot, with articulated arms and legs, allowing the
robot to be positioned in multiple ways, making it a functional and playful art piece.
Made of bronze, a metal alloy that is known for its unique patina quality, the new AVL II Bronze is an embodiment of a type of transient, ever-changing beauty (Wabi-sabi*), a philosophy that appreciates the organic and evolving aesthetic of an exquisite object as it grows with time, as well as the contentment of observing it.
The experience of discovering the AVL II Bronze (Wabi) and continuing to appreciate its ever-changing patina quality (Sabi) can be understood as Wabi-sabi.
Inspired by vintage camera design, AVL II is the 2nd generation of Automatic Vintage Lens from TACS’ Lens Series. Its lens-like, fisheye facade, camera marker details, and a bezel that mimics a zoom ring of a camera, all speak volumes about its intricate design.