This unique watch was designed by Chinese artist Yiran Huang (黄以然) as a piece of wearable artwork.
The design encapsulates the emotions surrounding Yiran’s personal daydreams and the effect daydreaming has on time.
The time on Lucid Dreams is beautifully integrated into the design:
- To find the minutes you look to the pointing fingers.
- To read the hour you look at the number cradled by the hands and fingers.
As time passes the hands and hair form a shifting nest above the head.
The Lucid dreams watch is limited to just 100 pieces worldwide. It was hand-drawn by Yiran and then we printed and assembled each watch by hand in London.
Yiran explains her inspiration for the design:
“daydreaming creates a sort of protective bubble around you - to others it can be seen as you’re holding them at distance, but I think of it more as creating a safe space.
Getting lost in your daydreams is a magical experience that you create, it’s your own version of the world, that you experience in your own time.
I think daydreaming can protect you from difficult times. During this year I’ve had a nightmare with all my work deadlines, but I feel I have been supported by the accumulated power of all my years of daily daydreaming."
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Yiran Huang is an Artist and Illustrator. She studied at Camberwell College of Arts and completed her Masters at The Royal College of Art in London.
Her work explores drawing as a tool of communication and also as a form of daily observation. Yiran is working in Education mainly in China alongside her commercial work. She has worked with a diverse range of clients from ceramic studios, to fashion designers, academic researchers and Museums.
Yiran is fascinated by the hand-made: exploring the sense of touch, close observation and rhythm in her work. She works in diverse media - applying her draughtsmanship to works on paper, print, ceramics, fabric design and lacquer painting.
Story telling is at the heart of all her work - using her artwork to communicate an emotional state or feeling no matter how small or fleeting it may be.
You can see more of Yiran's work here.
Strap: 18mm black leather with blue stitching (alternative straps are available here)
Mechanism: ST1721, 20 jewel automatic mechanical - this means the watch has no battery, instead it is powered by your movement
Waterproof: Yes! 5ATM (leather will wear if exposed to water)
Guarantee: 12 months - any problems after, we’ll be happy to help!
Width (3 o’clock to 9 o’clock): 37mm
Height (from lug to lug): 46mm
Case: 316L stainless steel - polished silver finish
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