|Krayon presents its first women’s watch:
|A watch as harmonious and poetic in its design as
it is complex and virtuoso in its making.
A personalised ephemeris, poetry and romance in time and place,
which can be set for anywhere on the planet,
connecting the owner with her own intimate history.
Thus, mornings and evenings, never at the same hours, are experienced in a most personal manner.
As the days vary, so do extent and colour of the large peripheral ring on the dial
of Lady Anywhere vary, and with it, the face of the watch.
Lady Anywhere is Freedom. Because deep down, there is no place more important than the one you call your own, the one you see, you remember or hold in your heart.
Krayon takes another step, opening a bit wider the door into the world of great mechanical complications. For the discerning woman. This first feminine incursion into the world of mechanical complexity according to Krayon stages the ballet of the stars and the measure of time against the backdrop of a personalised, refined woman’s ephemeris.
Lady Anywhere is the first to offer a woman the possibility of wearing an ephemeris that can be set to her personal wishes, indicating the exact time of sunrise or sunset at a location as chosen by the owner of the watch. When the location becomes more: a place in connection with her intimate history as a woman, her desires and her secrets. Anywhere on the planet.
Beyond the elegant dial and the case gracefully engraved with blossoming roses along its circumference, extraordinary mechanical complexity. Designed to beautifully share the 24 hours of the life of a woman who is modern, active and a connoisseuse of Haute Horlogerie, Lady Anywhere is as naturally in tune with city fashion as with an evening gown. A distinctive timepiece that demonstrates, through exquisite hand finishing, the unique artisanship of an independent Swiss watchmaker.
|When simplicity is self-evident.
A concept all its own, full of meaning and aesthetic details, the design of Lady Anywhere by Krayon is implicitly linked to the nature of its functionality.
Lady Anywhere is an ideal of beauty, a marriage of pure elegance, legibility and technical sophistication in 432 components. The second opus in a family of unusual ‘hypercomplications’, Lady Anywhere is the natural next step from Everywhere, and at the same its opposite. Seemingly simpler, not only in its appearance, but in its use as well, more balanced. Lady Anywhere means Freedom. After all, no place is more important than where you are now, where your eyes and thoughts roam, where your memory or your heart takes you.
Lady Anywhere is available in 18K rose gold, with cream white and pink the dominant tones. The elegant shape of the 39 mm diameter case is highlighted by a flange along the bezel’s underside and over the back cover. The hollow thus created further emphasises how the thinness of the case, itself finely hand-engraved with rose blossoms along the circumference. With an elegant thickness of just 9 mm, Lady Anywhere by Krayon remains eminently wearable. The gadroon on the applied, subtly plunging lugs further accentuates their slimness.
Three eventful years.
More than a watchmaker, Rémi Maillat, founder of Krayon, is a watch design engineer. His is a precious talent: the ability to materialise mathematical calculations into fantastic watchmaking creations. With disconcerting simplicity. Whether it is to make real the aspirations of discerning clients or to give substance to his own imagination, this gifted engineer truly masters the technical complexities of the art of watchmaking. Always true to the spirit of simplicity, to him a workable concept can always be sketched with a pencil.
In 2017, Rémi Maillat presented Everywhere, his first creation. A year later, he followed up with the bespoke Everywhere Horizon, which won the Best Watchmaking Innovation of the Year award at the 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.
Be it on land or at sea, it is the sun’s course through the sky that denotes the passage of time – and allows it to be measured. Krayon’s approach was born from a dream: a mechanical movement, adjustable by hand, that would make it possible to read the time of sunrise and sunset at any point on the globe. Rémi Maillat made the dream come true by succeeding with a challenge heretofore unmet in watchmaking: a universal mechanical calculator of the exact time of sunrise and sunset.
As a designer cum engineer, Rémi Maillat is inhabited by the particular spark that drives true creative spirits. Everyday experiences still push him to push boundaries, to imagine new watchmaking solutions. Nature never ceases to inspire him, especially when he can practise his passions – other than watchmaking – such as scuba diving and freediving. It was, actually, the fact of getting up too early one morning to explore the seabed that gave him the idea of a watch with a universal sunrise and sunset function… In Rémi Maillat’s hands, mathematical abstraction becomes an instrument, like a draftsman’s pen, for developing new and useful complications. Today’s watchmaker in the truest sense of the word.
In 2020, Rémi Maillat presented Anywhere, a timepiece uncompromisingly faithful to the concept of the art of the singular measurement of time. A marvellous synthesis of mathematics, artistic watchmaking creation, the poetry of details and a truly philosophical dimension.
2021 saw the birth of Krayon’s first women’s watch: Lady Anywhere is a timepiece as harmonious and poetic in its design as it is complex and virtuoso in its making. A personalised ephemeris, poetry and romance in time and place.