Siza Vieira x Cauny


Siza Collection

The first wrist watch fully designed by Architect Álvaro Siza

The Collection

Siza's Vision

Designing a wrist watch in dialogue with Filipe Costa Almeida was for me a beautiful and stimulating exercise.

A dialogue in presence, looking at other watches produced by Cauny, made of different choices and an attention to the comments and suggestions over what was right or not.

The history of watch design is also the history of millions of new models and continuous changes.

I followed that path with the purpose of making this transformation not imperceptible, and also that this watch would “look” like a watch, in the same way that i think a chair should “look” like a chair and an automobile should “look” like an automobile. For what is new need not be an aggression - and that is not always the case.

The first ever wrist watch designed by Álvaro Siza

Meet the Architect

Álvaro Siza Vieira was born in 1933, in Matosinhos, Porto. Winner of the Pritzker Prize in 1992, he is one of the most awarded architects in history and internationally recognized as one of the most prominent figures in contemporary architecture.

Graduated from the School of Fine Arts at the University of Porto in 1955, he soon stood out for his ability to innovate, for his bold lines, and for his unusual ability to reinterpret the traditional in the light of the present. He has taught at various universities in Europe, North America, and South America, and his works, spread all over the world, serve as an inspiration to several generations of architects.

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