Get your piece of horological art: these high-end prints are of entirely hand-drawn images dreamt up and realized by our featured watch artist, Ben Li.
The aBlogtoWatch team is super proud to have Ben Li join Tamás Fehér as a watch artist made available to you exclusively through the aBlogtoWatch Store. To learn more about Ben and his work, read our introductory Q&A profile article on aBlogtoWatch!
Ben – who's collaborated with watch brands such as Jaeger-LeCoultre, IWC, Casio, Brabus & others – tailors his works around action, color and fun: presenting some of your best-loved watches in larger-than-life style. His signature touches are beautifully captured by these high-end, yet affordable prints.
This drawing is inspired by the affordable and fun Casio CA-53W watch and its unforgettable role in Back to the Future 2. Supercharged with contrast, colors and a love for all things watchmaking, Ben's drawing brings two modern classic to life.
“Drawing watches is a way for me to practise my skills as well as to relax. I found in the process of drawing watches I was able to further develop my sense of composition, texture and colouring skills. I also incorporated elements from my previous graphic and media design professions.
Once a drawing is complete, a state-of-the-art scanner is used to faithfully digitalize all its hand-drawn details and allow for archival quality printing. The paper we use for all prints is Bockingford 300g by the English St. Cuthberts Mill, who have been making paper on the same site since the 1700’s by the ancient Cathedral City of Wells.
The hardest part of drawing watches, for me, would definitely be achieving the unique colour and texture of some watch designs. For example, the texture of case and movement materials, the patina and wear of vintage pieces or the true effects of precious stones pose a cherished challenge. I primarily use marker pens for my pieces, so some mistakes are irreversible and will mean having to end up discarding and starting over again."
What sizes are available for my watch drawing of choice?
Our horological drawing prints are sold in popular sizes making them super easy to place in common frame sizes that you can source in any home decor store – having them custom framed will only further enhance their impressive effect.
- A5 measuring 14.85 cm x 21.0 cm. That is 5.8 x 8.3 inches
- A4 measuring 21.0 x 29.7 cm. That is 8.3 x 11.7 inches
- A3 "medium" size measuring : 29.7 cm by 42.0 cm. That is 11.7 inches by 16.5 inches
- B2 "large" size measuring: 50.0 cm by 70.7 cm. That is 19.7 inches by 27.8
- B1 The Tribute to the Casio CA-53W & Back To The Future Watch Drawing is also available in an especially large format print of B1 that measures 70.7 cm by 100 cm, which is 27.8 in by 39.4 in. A larger-than-life, yet popular size perfect for easy framing and for the most striking impression.
Adorn your office, living room or study, or surprise a loved one with a piece of true horological art.
We are happy to facilitate special size requests. If you have a watch that you love, you may commission a one-of-a-kind drawing made just for you. Please contact us for lead times and quotations.