“Delivered:” is a series in which we look at crowdfunded ideas that have successfully shipped to their supporters. We dive into the final product, after its long journey from concept to fulfillment.
The Gnomon watch design was inspired by ancient sundials, and strives to make a well known idea into contemporary style. The timepiece is a single handed time telling system that has an actual gnomon that is reflected in the name of the watch. The creators wanted to recreate the most vital and interesting ways to tell time. Instead of having a minute hand, the watch works by just having one hand but there are markings on the outside of the watch that help you to know where you are within the hour. A ring of display helps you to know within the minutes of the time and another outer ring tells you when you have hit the half hour. The Gnomon is authentic, unique, high quality and is also reasonably priced.
The Gnomon watch is made up of quality parts. The dial of the Gnomon watch is made of artificially worn steel and adds a unique design to my timepiece. The dial is engraved with the minute and hour indexes and is protected by a domed sapphire coated crystal. The back of the watch is domed and has transparent crystal with the logo in the center. The Zodiac signs map the hour areas of the dial as well and have numbers from the Julian calendar system. The strap fo the watch is made by hand in Italy from calf skin. The case of the gnomon watch is made of lightweight 316L stainless steel with polished or matte surface and colored PVD-coating.
The concept of the Gnomon watch is entirely unique. The watch works by using two layers of markings. The inner layer has several indexes to get a full picture of the current time. The inner layer of the watch is where you can read what the hour is, the outside rim of the watch is separated into 10 minute indexes. And the most exterior outer rim has roman numerals that help to gauge when you have hit the half hour. The dial slowly moves as time passes and I am able to gauge the approximate time. This replicates the exact way that the romans used to tell time.
The Gnomon watch is fresh, stylish, and a conversation piece. It is a good reflection of the artisan watch industry featuring engraved parts and quality leather. The watch comes in a variety of leather colors. It comes in a variety of designs and colors. You can find out more about this watch or view it's kickstarter campaign by visiting the links below.