The Honor MagicWatch 2 had already launched their Charcoal Black version last month, and the Flax Brown had just recently launched as well. But if you're one of those who're looking for more art on their smartwatches, you should definitely check out these limited edition Honor MagicWatch 2 that are undoubtedly eye-catching .
According to Honor, the Honor MagicWatch 2 collaborated with a number of rising stars in the worlds of art and graphic design including Jacky Tsai, George Greaves, Wang DongLing and Giovanni Ozzola. "Pushing the boundaries of technology and art, the latest designs for the HONOR MagicWatch 2 bring together elements of illustration, graphic design, photography, sculpture and calligraphy with HONOR’s innovative design philosophy and vision," they state in their press release. "In addition to the limited-edition designs, the versatile and customisable HONOR MagicWatch 2 comes with a number of pre-installed themes to change the look and feel of your watch face and even allows you to add your own photos. HONOR fans are also able to personalise their watch face with their own designs. The recent HONOR Global Watch Face Design contest attracted more than 1,400 entries, with 85 watch face designs selected to be available for download from the Huawei Health App from February 2020."
Here are some details on each watch design:
HONOR x Jacky Tsai
An Innovative Fusion of Pop Art and Chinese Craftmanship with “Floral Horse” and “Shanghai Tang Café”
Jacky Tsai, one of the world’s leading contemporary pop artists, created two limited edition designs for the HONOR MagicWatch 2. Based in London, the Chinese artist is known for his vibrant style and inventive approach to design which fuses traditional eastern artistic techniques and imagery with western Pop Art. Tsai’s diverse works have gained him international acclaim and his work has been showcased around the globe at key exhibitions in London, Moscow, Hong Kong, New York and Singapore.
With two eye-catching limited-edition designs, named “Floral Horse” and “Shanghai Tang Café” respectively, Jacky fuses elements of pop art with iconic eastern influences using splashes of colour across the watch faces and straps.
HONOR x George Greaves
A Touch of Exotic with “The Palm Tree”
Known for his bold graphic prints and with an eye for the unusual, Bristol-based illustrator George Greaves is a master in dreamlike, archetypal imagery. Inspired by nature, the unisex palm tree design combines geometric elements with a muted color palette, evoking a sense of majestic landscapes and far-flung adventures. George liked the idea of creating a timeless scene on a time telling device and “The Palm Tree” perfectly embodies this.
HONOR x Wang DongLing
Reinterpreting Historical Calligraphy with “Cheng Hao, ‘Autumn Moon’, Entangled Script”
Wang Dongling is widely recognized as China's greatest living calligrapher and is known for his large abstract works that he calls “calligraphic paintings.” Bringing together poetry and painting, Dongling creates his work through performances where he translates the text of ancient Chinese verses into gestural interpretations of traditional characters. His work has been showcased at the Metropolitan Museum, the British Museum and other famous museums worldwide. In his limited-edition design for the HONOR MagicWatch 2, Wang incorporates elements of his signature experimental calligraphic style, with powerful brush-and-ink strokes using deep olive green hues.
HONOR x Giovanni Ozzola
Experimenting with light, photography and sculpture in “One Day”, Old Walls” and “Ficus”
Originating from Florence, Giovanni is a multidisciplinary artist working primarily in photography, as well as video and sculptural installation. His artworks have been exhibited internationally in numerous public and private institutions, including Fosun Foundation in Shanghai, 313 Art Project in Seoul, District 6 Museum in Cape Town, Tate Modern in London and many more.
Giovanni’s three designs for the HONOR MagicWatch 2 evoke a sense of discovery. “One Day” blends graffiti with a sunrise scene to express both the frantic and the quiet, natural moments in life.
In “Old Walls”, Giovanni reflects on makind’s compulsion to tell stories by using an artistic technique called detachment where he preserve sections of old wall paintings. Giovanni is interested in exploring how people can tell stories and preserve legacies and experiences through tracks on the walls.
“Ficus” is an exploration of space and light. Giovanni captures the leaves in different lighting conditions, adding depth and dimension to the final design.
Honor didn't unveil a specific date for when these artistic versions will be launched, but it should happen sometime this year. There's still the 42mm Agate Black and Sakura Gold versions to look forward to, which is also being expected this year with no expected date or even price has been announced. So if you're all about art, design, or even like those classy colours of Agate Black and Sakura Gold, you have plenty to look forward to this year from Honor.
In the meantime, for more information on HONOR Malaysia and HONOR MagicWatch 2, visit HONOR’s official e-commerce website and information portal HiHonor, or check out the official Facebook page for more updates.