Hibi is a new analog wristwatch by Normal Timepieces which embodies our sense of innovation and simplicity. Its unique split-case configuration, and its overall silhouette have been completely streamlined. This is accomplished by setting the crown, and band into its body. In and of itself this is not so uncommon, but to do it in such a thin case is unequaled, and requires very precise construction. The factory with which Normal Timepieces partnered to make Hibi is one of the few that can attain this level of quality.
In 2006, designer Ross McBride created Normal Timepieces as a venue to express his own aesthetic, and thoughts on design. Raised in the United States, and living his entire adult life in Japan, Ross has been greatly influenced by pioneering mid-century American design, as well as the Japanese sense of minimalism, and craftsmanship.
Ross believes that the products people choose for themselves reflect true character. Hibi is created for those who appreciate subtlety and have a quiet confidence in their own design sensibilities.