Krayon, the independent Swiss luxury watch brand founded by Rémi Maillat, presents a unique piece of its Anywhere model to support the Only Watch 2023 charity auction.
Following through on the Anywhere Only Watch 2021 Edition, its exceptional dial blends engineering prowess with contemporary artistic inspiration.
For the dial of Anywhere Only Watch 2023, KRAYON took inspiration from a marvellous painting, Coastal Scene by the Belgian painter Théo van Rysselberghe. Exhibited at the National Gallery in London, this magnificent work of art is an example of the neo-impressionist movement.
The independent Swiss brand had previously explored the technique of miniature painting to create the KRAYON Only Watch 2021 edition. This time, Krayon again keeps the colour blue and explores the very intricate and precise technique of pointillism, as inspired by Théo van Rysselberghe’s painting.
The artist’s perceptiveness with minute brushstrokes, the paint deposited in small, skilful touches, giving almost imperceptible reliefs to this ‘canvas dial’, the rich palette of a multitude of shades of blue.
Celebrating the natural elements, the Anywhere Only Watch 2023 comes with an extraordinary complication – the indication of sunrises and sunsets, at the precise location chosen by the wearer, anywhere in the world.
Anywhere Only Watch 2023 indicates the hours and minutes by means of two hands placed at the centre of a dial that floats in the middle of the watch. It is surrounded by an annular display upon which circulates, in perpetual motion, a small sun that indicates the time over 24 hours.
The ring-shaped zone consists of two sectors: a day sector (azure blue) and a night sector (dark blue), whose respective arc lengths indicate the sunrise and sunset times which can be read on the réhaut or flange.
To integrate the 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 shows the date and month in a subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock. It is a double calendar, with all months counting 31 days. It therefore requires only five quick, simple annual adjustments, made directly with the crown, in both directions.
Krayon’s Anywhere Only Watch 2023 houses the Calibre C030, a manual-wound mechanical calibre meticulously designed, developed and entirely assembled in Neuchatel, Switzerland by Rémi Maillat, Krayon’s founding watchmaker.
Composed of 432 components (including 55 rubies), this movement is visible through the sapphire crystal case-back. Beating at the rate of 3Hz, it provides a power reserve of 72 hours.
The modernity the grade 5 titanium case and the refinement of its pointillist dial truly make it a one-of-a-kind watch.
Model: Krayon Anywhere Only Watch 2023, One-off piece created for the Only Watch charity auction, 2023 edition
Grade 5 titanium
Water resistant 30m
Métiers d’Art, miniature painting technique, with minute brushstrokes, by hand, in a multitude of blue tones
Hour and minute indications at the centre
Day and night indication
Sunrise and sunset indications on the periphery, depending on the location chosen by the wearer
Single date at 6 o’clock
Indication of months
Hand-wound movement with stop-work mechanism
Diameter: 35.40 mm
Power reserve: 72 hours
Frequency: 3 Hz
Blue grained calfskin leather strap
Grade 5 titanium buckle and pin