Nuage is a dream-like watch, designed to make you fall in love with time keeping.
This watch is handcrafted in London and gilded with 22 carat gold and silver leaf.
The stunning Nuage was designed by French Verre Églomisé artist, Marion Labbez.
The gilding process makes each watch slightly different. This means that you’ll always get a completely unique, handmade watch.
How to read the time
You track the time by checking the position of the sun or moon in the sky. 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 hands are in the centre, these run in a conventional way.
Marion previously designed two other limited edition gilded watches for us, Chinoiserie and Ka 火.
Marion 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 Labbez explains the design:
"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."
You can find out more about Marion's work here: www.marionlabbez.com/
Size: medium - unisex
Strap: 18mm 100% leather camel grain brown with brown stitch (alternative straps available here)
Movement: quartz - Ronda 515-24H
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: 205mm - contact us if you need a larger size
Smallest strap diameter: 150mm - contact us if you need extra holes added to the strap
Width (3 o'clock to 9 o'clock): 37mm
Height (from lug to lug): 46mm
Case: 316L stainless steel - polished silver finish