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Ka 火 is a statement watch, like no other.

Inspired by one of the five elements in Japanese Philosophy, “ka” or “fire” symbolises motivation, passion and drive.

This beautiful watch is the third in a series of gilded watches (Chinoiserie and Nuage) designed by French Verre Églomisé artist, Marion Labbez.

Each watch was gilded by hand in our London workshop, we used a vibrant 24 carat gold from Italy on the glass and for the warmer shade on the dial we used a stunning French 22.9 carat gold.

We love the delicacy of the gilding process, it’s visually stunning and it guarantees that your watch is a completely unique, handmade piece.

Ka 火 is a watch designed to last a lifetime. Powering the watch is a high quality Swiss made automatic movement that you can admire through the transparent case back.

Due to the handmade nature of this design, Ka 火 is limited to just 50 pieces worldwide. Each watch is numbered and gilded on the case back, so you can choose your lucky number from the options above.

Marion created an uncompromising watch, designed to be worn with confidence and pride:

“The colour palette started from a desire to see a “hot” watch: solar, vibrant, glowing and bold. I kept the line drawing simple as evocations of smoke of flames so that the focus stayed on the glowing effect of the light bouncing off the 2 colours of gold.

I am very pleased with the result and I love that every single watch has a distinct organic pattern. Personally, this watch makes me want to drive south on a summer road trip, music on and windows open.”

 

Marion Labbez

Marion Labbez

 

Marion Labbez is an expert craftswoman. She uses traditional Verre Églomisé techniques to transform everyday surfaces such as mirrors and walls into beautiful pieces of artwork.

Marion talks about her inspiration for Ka 火:

"The initial draft of the watch was very illustrative, with a dragon and flames, but I wanted to be more subtle and worked on an evocation of force and energy. 

I developed an organic-looking surface with a new gradient effect to layer the gold areas on the glass and dial, I thought this would bring the dynamism I was looking for.

The glass is gilded with 24 carat gold from Italy. I chose it for the face of the watch because I find it the most uncompromising of all.

The second gold used on the dial of the watch is a French 22.9 carat, and it is a bit warmer in colour. I think it brings a deeper heat to the glow of the watch.  

The colour palette started form a desire to see a “hot” watch: solar, vibrant, glowing and bold. The matching red strap makes the design of the watch unapologetic and confident. 

I am very pleased with the result and I love that every single watch has a distinct organic pattern. Also the production required an instinctive approach to gilding which I enjoyed.

I think this watch is for confident, determined, positive people who enjoy being care-free once in a while. Personally, it makes me want to drive south on a summer road trip, music on and windows open."

You can find out more about Marion's work here: marionlabbez.com

Ka 火 details

 

Strap: 18mm 100% leather red strap (alternative straps available here)

Movement: STP1-11 Swiss made automatic mechanical

Glass: Sapphire crystal front / mineral glass back

Waterproof: Yes! 3ATM (leather will wear fast if exposed to water)

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

Largest strap diameter: 220mm - contact us if you need a larger size

Smallest strap diameter: 165mm - contact us if you need extra holes added to the strap

Diameter (excluding winding crown): 40mm

Thickness (including class): 10.5mm

Case: 316L stainless steel - polished silver finish

 

Worldwide shipping

 

UK

Orders from within the UK are sent using Royal Mail Tracked 24 (£5.95) these will arrive the following working day.

Europe

Orders from Europe can be sent International Tracked or Fedex.

International Tracked (£8.00) takes 3 to 7 working days.

Fedex (£35) usually takes 1 to 3 working days.

Rest of the world

Orders from outside of Europe can be sent International Tracked or Fedex (recommended for countries with unreliable local postal services).

International Tracked (£10.50) usually takes 5 to 7 working days.

Fedex (£30-50 depending on location) takes 1 to 3 working days.

 

All shipping options are trackable and fully insured, when your order is dispatched you will be emailed the tracking details.

Updates on the International Tracked and Signed service is via your national postal service, FedEx deliveries are trackable on the FedEx website.

 


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