The hours on Sun and Moon are indicated by the position of the sun or moon in the crescent shape on the dial.
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 are displayed in the centre dial and these run in the conventional way, so each marker represents five minutes.
A variety of animals populate the day and night sides of the disc, roughly mapped to the times of day when they would naturally appear.
Sun and Moon is a revival of a very old watch design
"Sun and Moon" watches were first produced in Britain in the late 1600s during a period of experimentation with ways to represent the time.
We really like this visualisation of the time, it's both logical and elegant.
|Case||brushed stainless steel|
|Mechanism||Ronda 515-24H single jewel quartz mechanism|
|Strap||Black leather w/ ecru stitching|
|Width (3 o'clock to 9 o'clock)||37mm|
|Height (from lug to lug)||46mm|