Xreart Apple Watch 1st Generation Frame
The Xreart Apple Watch 1st Generation Frame is a well-presented piece of artwork that comes with hanging hardware and is easy to install. The artwork is made well, with the watch mounted on a backboard that includes printed labels for all the exposed parts. Xreart offers users the option to purchase DIY kits, which is an interesting option for preserving personal devices.
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Xreart makes unique artwork from deconstructed Apple products.
In recent years, there has been an ever-growing trend of artwork featuring deconstructed Apple products. These pieces often feature the iconic logo and silhouette of Apple devices like iPhones, laptops, and iPads taken apart to expose the intricate components underneath. This type of artwork is a unique and interesting way to bring a bit of tech into your home. For people who appreciate the beauty in both high-tech gadgets and traditional artwork, this combination provides a perfect balance. Having artwork featuring deconstructed Apple products not only looks cool and modern, but it can also be meaningful in other ways.
Last year, I was introduced to this type of artwork in the form of a frame that featured a deconstructed iPhone. This artwork now hangs in my fiancé’s office and I knew that if I had the opportunity to install one for my workspace that I would choose the Apple Watch. Xreart made this possible.
Xreart is a photography studio that was established in 2019 that focuses on product photography. Xreart does a tear-down of classic electronic devices and frames them as artwork. Some of the pieces they create include iPhones, Game Boy, XBOX, Switch, PSP, and the Apple Watch. These ‘frames’ are then defined as artwork and are suitable as collectables and room decorations. They also make great gifts.
Xreart makes their frames available in two different types of wood — European Beech and Walnut. Both are more durable and scratch-resistant than other product deconstruction art pieces. They also use high-quality tempered glass as opposed to acrylic panels. This not only ensures a sophisticated look as well as a light transmission rate of 92.5%.
The Xreart frames have a specially designed back clasp to prevent the bottom lock of the frames from popping off and scratching the frames during transportation. In addition to the premade pieces, Xreart also offers DIY kits for customers to assemble their own art frames. This sets them apart from other competitors in the same space.
Pricing & Availability
The Xreart Apple Watch 1st Generation Frame has a list price of $219.00 but is currently on sale for $199.00 from xreart.com.
The Xreart Apple Watch Frame arrived in a designed-style shipping box. The presentation of the product is impeccable and is one of the reasons it would make an awesome gift for any Apple fan. The frame comes with hanging hardware that is easy to use. There is no assembly required and aside from removing protective film from the front of the frame, it’s ready to be installed.
It’s a nostalgic experience having the original Apple Watch hanging on my wall. I remember jumping out of my skin when Apple announced it for the first time in 2015. I grew up watching Inspector Gadget and always wanted their communicator watches. Apple Watch made that a reality. So, the Xreart Apple Watch 1st Generation Frame was given to me.
The artwork is made well. The watch is mounted on a backboard that includes printed labels on all the parts that are exposed. Even though Apple Watch had several options for watch bands, the original Fluoroelastomer Sport Band in black is what is included with the frame. An interesting option might be for users to have the option to select the band color they want to be included. Since Xreart creates these pieces of artwork from discarded devices, I understand why giving users the option to select watch series or individual components is difficult, but I would think the watch band itself would be fairly easy to find.
Since I have already had some experience with Xreart’s competitor, GRID Studio, I naturally saw some similarities between the two pieces of artwork. I do not own the Apple Watch art from GRID, but they include detailed photos on their website. The two pieces have the same basic layout for the deconstructed Apple Watch and the biggest visual difference between the two is the quote. The GRID Studio art also includes a reproduction of Steve Jobs’s autograph; the Xreart version does not.
Another big difference between the two artwork options is that Xreart offers users the option to purchase DIY kits. The kits come complete with labeled backing, tools, and frame. I found this to be an interesting option because it gives users the opportunity to preserve their own products. I would have loved to be able to keep my first iPhone. And while I no longer have that device, I do have an original iPhone 3GS that I could tear down and mount using an Xreart kit.
I am very impressed with the quality of the Xreart’s Apple Watch Frame and I would recommend it to any Apple fan. I really love that they offer people the chance to create their own works of art with their DIY kits. I’m interested to see what Xreart offers next.