Nuage shows the time based on the position of a gilded sun or moon in the sky.
The position of the sun and moon represents the hour. The minutes and seconds are shown together in the centre dial.
This beautiful watch was designed for us by Marion Labbez.
We gilded the glass with 22 carat gold leaf and sterling silver leaf to create the two tones. Marion personally oversaw the gilding on every single watch face.
Marion explains the design:
"I wanted to add depth to the design, so we used tempered carbon steel to create the iridescence of the blue sky. Carbon steel, when it’s heated to around 300 degrees turns to a rich blue. The sun and the moon were gilded like the glass, the way the light reflects off them makes them appear to float above the sky.
Nuage is a companion piece to Chinoiserie which I previously designed for Mr Jones Watches. Both these watches show an exotic dream-like landscape, a playful contrast with the fixed nature of time telling. The gilding process means that each watch has a slightly different appearance, so every one has it’s own unique personality.”
How to tell the time
The crescent represents 12 hours with the time running from left to right.
At 6am the sun rises on the left, it reaches the apex of the crescent at midday, then continues until it reaches the last marker on the right at 6pm.
After 6pm the sun sets while the moon rises on the left, the position of the moon therefore marks the hours from 6pm until 6am.
The minutes and seconds are displayed in the centre dial and these run in the conventional way.
|Case||316L Stainless steel|
|Mechanism||Ronda 515-24H quartz mechanism|
|Strap||Camelgrain brown leather with brown stitch|
|Smallest strap diameter||150mm|
|Largest strap diameter||205mm|
|Width (3 o'clock to 9 o'clock)||37mm|
|Height (from lug to lug)||46mm|