Paper Crane

£ 345

A watch to make your dreams come true.

The beautiful Paper Crane watch was designed by Korean American artist Hannah Sung to remind you of your childhood dreams.

This distinctive design was gilded with 22ct. citron gold leaf, before being hand-assembled by our small team in London.

How to read the time:

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

When you see the red crane moving through this area, the time is between 6am and 6pm. After 6pm, the red crane disappears on the right and the paper crane appears on the left. The paper crane then shows the hours from 6pm through to 6am.

The minutes are displayed in the centre of the dial, these run in a conventional way, so the hand makes one complete revolution each hour.

Hannah explains her inspiration for the design:

"I was obsessed with making paper cranes when I was a child. Back then, I loved the whimsical promise of the old proverb stating, 'If you make one thousand paper cranes, your wish will come true'.

I didn't have any specific dreams or wishes, all I knew was that I wanted to be an artist for the rest of my life.

My dream matured and folding paper cranes yielded to adult responsibilities.

I chose the paper crane motif to soar through the night sky on this watch. Its change from a literal bird to an origami one represents the continued existence of the childhood dream in the quiet hours after the sun has gone down.

Just as your dreams can be ignored or forgotten during the day, one may take comfort in the reliability of the nighttime crane rising again."

Hannah Sung portrait

Hannah Sung is a Korean American visual artist whose straddles the line between commercial and fine art.

She graduated with a BFA from California State University of Long Beach, specialising in illustration and minor study in animation.

She is a former member of the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles (SILA). She is currently displaying independent works in Des Moines, Iowa as a local.

Her client list includes FOX, Sony, Disney Imagineering, Netflix, Fisher-Price, A&E, and many more. Her work on the Deadpool vinyl packaging for a Comic-Con promotional piece won a Gold award at the 2017 Clio ceremony.

She is currently putting together a series of personal works that focus on promoting self-love, ending domestic abuse, sexual assault, and body positivity.

She likes French fries but considers curly fries to be an abomination.

Hannah-sung.com

Size: medium / unisex

Strap: 18mm 100% leather black with black stitch

Movement: quartz - Ronda 515-24H

Glass: sapphire (hard-wearing)

Waterproof: Yes! 5ATM (leather will wear fast if exposed to water)

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

Width (3 o'clock to 9 o'clock): 37mm

Height (from lug to lug): 46mm

Case: 316L silver stainless steel

Largest strap diameter: 205mm - contact us if you need a larger size

Smallest strap diameter: 150mm - contact us if you need extra holes added to the strap

Order processing

We aim to dispatch all watch orders within 2-3 working days, where this isn't possible, we will try to inform you via email.

When your order is dispatched your tracking details will be updated.

Please allow extra processing time for watches with a customised engraving or strap, during busy sales periods this can sometimes take an extra 5-10 working days.

If you are in a hurry for your order, please email us. We'll try our best to prioritise your order.

Shipping guide for watches

UK: FREE DPD shipping, 1-2 working days
United States & Canada: FREE Fedex shipping, 1-3 working days
The EU: FREE DHL shipping, 1-3 working days. To order to The EU, please visit our Euro website here (duties and taxes are included in the price of your watch).

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Shipping guide for t-shirts

Our t-shirts are printed by us and shipped from our workshop in London. This means if you place an order for both a watch and t-shirt(s), they will be shipped together via an express service. Delivery times for these can be found here.

If you order a t-shirt without a watch, it will be shipped via a Royal Mail tracked service which usually takes a little longer. You can see an estimated timescale when you input your address at the checkout.

Shipping guide for watch straps

If purchased separately from your watch, watch straps will be shipped with Royal Mail 1st Class / International tracked shipping.

This takes 2-14 working days depending on location. You can see a more accurate timescale when you input your address at the checkout.

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 carriers terms of service, products may, in some unusual cases take longer to arrive. If this happens, please get in touch.

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