Sun and Moon Ladies

£ 140 £ 175

Please note: this watch will be shipped on or before 4th December

A modern revival of a very old watch design.

This is the small version of one of our most popular watches: Sun and Moon.

How to read the time

The crescent shape on the watch represents 12 hours, with the time running from left to right.

To find the hour, you’ll need to check the position of the sun or moon inside the crescent shape.

At 6am the sun rises on the left. It reaches the middle of the crescent at midday, then continues until it reaches the last marker on the right at 6pm. After 6pm the moon rises on the left while the sun sets. The position of the moon then marks the hours from 6pm until 6am.

The minute hand is in the middle of the watch face, and this runs in the conventional way. Each marker represents five minutes.

A variety of animals populate the day and night sides of the watch, roughly mapped to the times of day when they would naturally appear.


This watch is ladies size, however this design is also available in medium (unisex) and XL (mens).

Sun and Moon watches were first produced in Britain in the late 1600s, during a period of experimentation with ways to show the time.

Crispin Jones explains his inspiration for the design:

"I am interested in the history of horology and I'm particularly drawn to examples of watches that pre-date the concentric hour and minute hands.

We take for granted this standardised representation of the time, but there was a period when different schemes competed for supremacy.

One of these alternatives dates to the 17th century and was called the Sun and Moon watch.

I thought this was a beautifully elegant way of showing the time. It gave a context to the passing hours, which on a most fundamental level, relate to the cycle of the sun and moon and the sky. We released our first Sun and Moon watch in 2012 and since then have produced a number of variations on this theme."

An English made Sun and Moon watch dating from 1695 made by John Trubshaw.

An English made Sun and Moon watch dating from 1695 made by John Trubshaw.

Size: small / ladies

Strap: 12mm silver stainless steel

Mechanism: quartz - Ronda 515-24H

Waterproof: yes! 5ATM (however leather will wear out faster if exposed to water)

Guarantee: 12 months - any problems after this time, we’re happy to help

Width (3 o’clock to 9 o’clock): 31mm

Height (from lug to lug): 40mm

Glass: mineral

Case: 316L stainless steel - brushed silver


Live demo

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Please allow a little extra time to receive your order through Black Friday weekend. We aim to have all orders dispatched within 1-2 working days, however shipping companies have advised us that they are experiencing delays of up to 7 days.

We aim to dispatch all orders placed before 12pm (GMT), on the same day working day. Where this isn't possible, we will inform you via email as soon as possible.

When your order is dispatched you will be emailed the tracking details.

Please allow a little extra time to receive watches with engravings, these may take up to 10 working days.

Shipping guide for watches:

UK: FREE next working day delivery with DPD
United States & Canada: FREE Fedex shipping, 1-2 working days

Click here to see the full shipping guide for watches

Clocks, straps, bags (unless purchased with a watch): 

Free Royal Mail shipping, 5-14 working days (depending on location)

Please note, during busy sale periods dispatch may take a little longer (this is quite rare). These delivery times are a guide based on the DPD, Fedex and Royal Mail terms of service, products may, in some unusual cases take longer to arrive. If this happens, please get in touch. 

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