The Shell is defined by its playful charm. A homage to classic watch design, it combines AÃRK’s signature minimalism with a crafted finish. Each hand-moulded acetate case has unique pattering ensuring your watch is one of a kind
Balancing beauty and functionality, this watch is driven by a reliable Japanese Quartz movement and protected by a durable stainless steel inner casing.
Traditional design is referenced in the elongated indexes and Italian calfskin leather band, while geometric details and a wave-form steel keeper carry the graphic signature of AÃRK Collective.
White face | Snow leopard tortoiseshell casing | Black strap
38mm custom acetate mould
316L stainless steel case, crown and buckle
Japanese Quartz movement
Sapphire Coated Mineral Glass Face
50 meters water resistant (splash proof)
Interchangeable, 18mm Italian calf leather strap
3 year battery life
This AÃRK Collective watch comes with a 2 year warranty against defects in material and workmanship. The warranty does not cover the glass or general wear and tear.
~the 002 collection
AÃRK’s collection, 002, develops on the Melbourne-based brand’s signature minimalist aesthetic and playful approach to detail. While 001 explored a whimsical interaction between colour and geometric shapes, 002 draws inspiration from the ideas of time and space.
Fascinated by the ‘golden record’ time capsule created for NASA’s Voyager interstellar mission in the 1970s, AÃRK have explored a visual language of discs, horizons, arcs and waveforms in this unisex range. Temporal motifs punctuate the collection, which also riffs on the traditional shapes and details of ‘classic’ watch design.
True to AÃRK’s obsession, the 002 collection features premium materials in low-key execution— from hand-dipped casings to custom-designed links, laser-cut indexes and Horween Leather straps. A considered balance of space, time, form and function, each watch bears the name of the physical phenomenon or principle that inspired it:
—Shell, which plays on repetition and variation with a hand-moulded acetate casing and a pattern unique to each watch. — Eclipse, distinguished by its striking dual-tone plating and a dial evoking the moon’s movement in relation to the earth and the sun.
— Tide, AÃRK’s unique take on classical watch design, featuring a subtle wave-form detail on the hour hand.
— Eon, a statement watch defined by its intricate luminosity, bold proportions and everlasting durability.
About AÃRK Collective
AÃRK Collective are a team of four Melbourne-based creatives linked by family and a love of design. With diverse influences, they share a desire to make objects that are lasting and unique. Focusing on simple forms and tiny details, AÃRK Collective timepieces are inspired by the challenge of balancing function and beauty in a wearable design. Most of all they love sharing their work with like minded people.
The AÃRK Collective approach to design is considered and organic. Geometry and playful detail inform their aesthetic but each AÃRK design is underpinned by an uncomplicated love of minimalism. The AÃRK brand is expressed across their collections, and in each watch’s originality, simplicity and refined detail. From precision Swiss and Japanese movements to hand dipped casings and soft Horween Leather straps, the highest quality components are chosen and customised for each AÃRK timepiece.
Combining the values of traditional craftsmanship with the best contemporary manufacturing techniques, each AÃRK watch is made with care, to last. Quality is often tied to beauty but just as much thought is put into the parts you’ll never see.