The Cornice Watch Collection is the first architecturally inspired lifestyle design by Rossbanna. Inspired by such greats as Zaha Hadid, Mies van der Rohe and Frank Gehry we have created the Cornice to deliver timeless elegance, sweeping lines, luxurious materials and minimalist beauty.
Cornice watches are undeniably beautiful to look at, with 38mm classic dials, simple day and date displays for practicality, crystal clear glass and stark eye catching colours. They are designed to look good and feel good and manufactured to give the highest possible performance, quality and resilience. Whatever outfit you’re wearing and whatever the occasion you’ll find that a Rossbanna Cornice is perfect for setting you apart from the crowd.
Mies van der Rohe coined the famous phrase ‘less is more’ and this is something that we firmly believe to be true. We haven’t cluttered our design with ‘bling’ and we don’t intend it as a gaudy decoration. Instead we’ve focussed on its purpose and on the user experience.
The Cornice is 5ATM water resistant, so there’s no need to worry about wearing it in the shower or even swimming. The face is encased in sapphire crystal glass, a high quality glass that is naturally scratch resistant and endurable. The displays are easy to read and adjust and the straps are soft, supple, comfortable and interchangeable. You can change the straps to suit your mood, your outfit or your occasion and every one of them is manufactured to the same high standard using genuine calf leather, which improves with age so is perfect for longevity and resilience.
Perhaps you’re wondering what architecture has to do with watch design? The founder of Rossbanna is an architect by trade and has been inspired to bring the artistic qualities of minimalism and postmodernism to life in a range of accessories, starting with the Cornice. Take a look at some of the inspiring architecture mentioned on our site, from Ville Savoy by Le Corbusier to Disney’s Dolphin and Swan Hotels by Michael Graves. In each design you’ll see strong definitive lines, sweeping elegant curves, perfect balance and clever uses of light. Watches are statement pieces; they make a statement about the wearer – so why not choose to make that statement one of classic principles and artistic license? This is our inspiration and we know that you’ll love how the Cornice makes you look and feel.