To support the Only Watch 2021 charity auction by the Monegasque Muscular Dystrophy Association (AMM), Krayon has created a special edition of the innovative Anywhere watch that indicates the time of sunrise and sunset at the precise location chosen by the client – anywhere in the world.
The Krayon Anywhere Only Watch 2021 Edition watch is equipped with the prototype calibre that enabled the complication’s development. Its dial boasts a delicate miniature painting, a contemporary reinterpretation of Claude Monet’s famous Impression, Rising Sun.
Anywhere is a hypercomplication, an ephemeris intimately linked to its wearer. Engineer, designer, masterful watchmaker and founder of the brand, Rémi Maillat transforms unimagined horological concepts into timekeeping complexities with the tip of his pencil. His second creation, Anywhere, indicates the duration of the day and the time at which the sun rises and sets at any given point on the globe.
At the heart of the large peripheral ring that divides the day into two sections, the dial pays tribute to Claude Monet’s masterpiece, Impression, soleil levant – Impression, Rising Sun.
Careful study of tides, weather reports and celestial trajectories made it possible to date Monet’s masterpiece with startling accuracy. Monet painted Impression, Rising Sun from his hotel room on Southampton Pier on November 13th, 1872 – a Wednesday – at 7:35 am, thirty minutes after dawn. This moment is captured by Anywhere Only Watch 2021 Edition with a champlevé enamelled dial that combines technical prowess and artistic flair.
Anywhere Only Watch 2021 Edition, created exclusively for the Only Watch auction, is powered by a very special calibre: It is the first prototype used for final testing before the official launch of the commercial series – and carefully preserved by Rémi Maillat. Its apparent simplicity, width, thinness in relation to its complexity (only 5 mm), hand‐wound mechanism and technical sophistication (432 components, 86 hours of power reserve).
The winning bidder will have the watch set to the city or place of his or her choice for the indication of sunrise and sunset.
Model: Krayon Anywhere Only Watch 2021 Edition, unique piece for Only Watch 2021
Stainless steel case
Métiers d’Art, one-off dial created exclusively for Anywhere Only Watch 2021 Edition
Miniature painting, by hand
Contemporary reinterpretation of Claude Monet’s painting Impression, Rising Sun.
Hour and minute indication in the centre
Day and night indication at the periphery
Sunrise and sunset indication on the periphery, for the location chosen by the wearer
24-hour time indication
Single date at 6 o’clock
Indication of the months
One-off calibre. First prototype C030 Series. Prototype engraving on the bridge.
Diameter: 35.40 mm
Power reserve: 86 hours
Frequency: 3 Hz
Manual winding, stopping mechanism
Blue leather strap
Steel pin buckle