Krayon Anywhere Métiers d’Art Azur Limited Edition

Swiss luxury watch brand Krayon pays tribute to the great voyagers of the 15th century by presenting the Anywhere Métiers d’Art Azur timepiece.

Introduced in 2020, Krayon Anywhere is a spectacular mechanical watch with a unique complication: the indication of sunrise and sunset, at the precise location chosen by the wearer, anywhere in the world.

Krayon Anywhere Métiers d’Art Azur Limited Edition

This new addition to the Anywhere series comes with a platinum case and an exceptional dial crafted as a miniature painting, delicately by hand. It continues in the spirit of the Krayon Anywhere Edition Only Watch 2021, its exceptional dial combining technical prowess with contemporary artistic inspiration.

Anywhere Métiers d’Art Azur indicates hours and minutes by means of two hands, placed in the centre of a dial that seems suspended in the centre of the watch. It is surrounded by an annular zone on which circulates, in perpetual movement, a small sun that indicates the time over 24 hours.

Krayon Anywhere Métiers d’Art Azur Limited Edition

The ring-shaped display is divided in two: a diurnal sector (sky blue) and a nocturnal sector (midnight blue), whose respective lengths are in constant flux, indicating by their positions the sunrise and sunset times that can be read on the rehaut.

To integrate this geographical factor, Krayon devised a mechanical positioning system, using rakes and rockers instead of a fixed cam. The relative position of the two sapphire discs is determined not only by the reference position, but also by the calendar. To this end, Anywhere Métiers d’Art Azur indicates the date and month on a subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock.

This is a double calendar, for which all months last 31 days. It therefore requires only five annual adjustments, easily and quickly effected via the crown in both directions.

Krayon Anywhere Métiers d’Art Azur Limited Edition
Krayon Anywhere Métiers d’Art Azur is equipped with the Calibre C030, meticulously designed, developed and entirely assembled in Neuchatel, Switzerland, by Rémi Maillat, Krayon’s founder and master watchmaker. This calibre is in the direct lineage of that created for the one-off Anywhere specifically made for the Only Watch 2021 charity auction.

Krayon Anywhere Métiers d’Art Azur Limited Edition

With its apparent simplicity, its width, its thinness in relation to its complexity (only 5 mm), and its manual winding mechanism, Anywhere’s technical sophistication (432 components, 86 hours of power reserve) leaves its mark on the beholder, surprising them with its ability to define a geographical and temporal space tailored to the wearer.

The purchaser will be able to set the watch to the city or location of his or her choice for the indication of sunrise and sunset.

Technical details

Model: Krayon Métiers d’Art Azur

Case
Material: 950 platinum
Diameter: 39mm
Thickness: 9.5mm

Dial
Métiers d’Artin miniature painting, hand-crafted, in multiple shades of blue
Hour and minute indication at the centre
Day and night indication
Sunrise and sunset indication on the periphery set to location desired by the client
24-hour indication
Simple calendar at 6 o’clock
Month indication

Movement
Calibre C030
Diameter: 35.40 mm
Thickness: 5.00mm
Power reserve: 72 hours
Frequency: 3 Hz
Hand-wound mechanism with stop-work
55 rubies
432 components

Strap
Blue grained calfskin
Buckle and pin in 950 platinum

Edition
Limited edition of 15 pieces