Saturday, September 23, 2017

Gnomon - Unique, Single Handed and Sundial Inspired Wristwatch by Solar Lab Co.

Canadian watch brand Solar Lab Co. presents Gnomon, an exceptional single handed automatic wristwatch that combines the aesthetics of ancient Roman sundials with a contemporary style.

The concept of Single handed watches is not a new thing in the horology industry however the Gnomon watch re-invents the way of telling time using a sundial inspired dial. Its centrally positioned hour hand takes inspiration from Gnomon, the part of a sundial that casts a shadow on a dial during sunny parts of a day and telling the actual time.
The Gnomon watch features a dual-layered dial design. Each of these two dial layers tells the time in different manner. They can be read simultaneously or separately. The inner dial has several indexes of different size and volume which divide it on small time segments, conventional for single hand watches. This dial also has a hand scratch pattern which makes each model a kind of unique timepiece. There's also an outer layer which is more authentic and similar to the layout of sundials. It's divided on XII hour zones and can be used as it was meant in the ancient times - watching how the gnomon's shadow is slowly crawling through the dial.
Each Gnomon watch comes dressed in a lightweight 316L stainless steel with polished or matt surface and colored PVD-coating. Front part of the watch is secured with a sapphire coated mineral crystal glass.
The highly reliable Citizen Miyota 8215 Automatic movement powers the Gnomon watch. The stainless steel caseback of the watch is fitted with a transparent glass that offers a great view on the automatic movement beating inside the watch. The dome shaped transparent crystal also features the brand logo in the center. The steel part of the caseback is engraved with zodiac signs matching hour areas of the dial as well month number in Julian calendar system.
Measuring 43mm diameter and 11mm thickness, the watch case is tested for a water resistance up to 50 meters. The watch is paired with a hand-crafted calf skin leather strap from Italy. Presently the Gnomon watch collection offers three models which are defined by the signature design as well as corresponding leather and coating palettes and a colour of the back lid mineral lens.

Solar Lab Co. has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of the Gnomon watch collection. By backing this project, customers can buy the product in a discounted price. Price starts from US $ 243. Delivery from March 2018.

Please visit the Solar Lab Co. Gnomon watch Kickstarter Campaign for more details.

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