"I wanted to make a watch that didn't tell too much time.' Brian Catling
This timepiece was designed with artist Brian Catling. This is a watch that helps to slow down time, Catling argues that we don't really need the micro-precision that most watches boast, rather we should be more contemplative about the passing time. The 'eye' makes one revolution every 12 hours, and the colors underneath change from black to silver to gold to red.
"We wanted to make a design that was enigmatic, subtle and poetic. We talked about moon time and cycles of illumination. The spectrum of the sun and the colors of light. The more we tugged at the face the more implacable it became, and any notion of inscribing text there faded. Instead the words coalesced into the watches title. dawn west dusk east. This little inversion gave the perverse clarity that distilled all the other ideas : The night black watch with its single eye orbiting the shifting colors and intensities of day and night was born.'
The watch comes in an MJW presentation box with a specially commissioned artwork by Hannah Davies Inside the box you'll find the guarantee card - every watch is guaranteed for 12 months from the date of purchase against any original manufacturing defect.
Case: Stainless steel with black pvd coating.
Strap: Black leather with black stitching
Width (3 o'clock to 9 o'clock): 37mm
Height (from lug to lug): 46mm
Mechanism: Single jewel quartz mechanism
Guarantee: 12 months
Brian Catling is a poet, sculptor and performance artist, currently working in video and live work. He has been commissioned to make solo installations and performances in many countries including Spain, Japan, Iceland, Israel, Holland, Norway, Germany, Greenland and Australia. He founded the international performance group The Wolf In The Winter. His video work moves between gallery installation and narrative films made in collaboration with Tony Grisoni. They also produce the no holds barred Cabaret Melancolique.
Brian Catling is Professor of Fine Art and acting Head of Department at The Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art, University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Linacre College.