Sun and Moon Miyamoto
A fun watch, inspired by childhood adventures
The landscape on this watch pays homage to the graphics of the Super Mario World video games designed by Shigeru Miyamoto.
With this watch we’re exploring a link between the imagined world of the video game and the mental construct of time telling: both are artful, human inventions that operate with their own internal logic and rules; yet both appear to be entirely coherent and in a curious way ‘natural’.
The control of Mario in the game world makes him feel like an extension of our body - we move him, as we move our own limbs, without conscious thought.
Similarly we internalise hours, minutes and seconds to the extent that we cannot see them as human invention.
Ultimately time, as we measure it, is as ‘unreal’ as a world of powerups and long-tongued dinosaurs!
Along with the image of the Sun and Moon, the hour disk features a revolving image with scenes of the Mario landscape that gradually changes over the course of the day.
Follow the sun or moon to find the hour
The crescent shape on the watch represents 12 hours, with the time running from left to right.
To find the hour, you’ll need to check the position of the sun or moon inside the crescent shape.
At 6am the sun rises on the left. It reaches the middle of the crescent at midday, then continues until it reaches the last marker on the right at 6pm. After 6pm the moon rises on the left while the sun sets. The position of the moon then marks the hours from 6pm until 6am.
The minutes and seconds are displayed in the centre dial and these run in the conventional way, so each marker on this dial corresponds to five minutes or seconds.
"Sun and Moon" watches were first produced in England in the late 1600s during a period of experimentation with ways to represent the time. We really like this representation of time as it is both elegant and logical.
Size: medium / unisex
Strap: 18mm 100% leather - navy and grey with pink stitching (other options available here)
Mechanism: Quartz - Ronda 515-24H single jewel
Waterproof: yes! 5ATM
Guarantee: 12 months - any problems after this time, we’re 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: stainless steel - brushed silver