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Derwent - Sundial

The design of the Derwent Sundial harks back to one of the oldest means of reading the time. Inspired by The Countess Pillar in the Lake District, which is adorned by a beautiful and colourful sundial, we reworked the design with contemporary touches to bring it to life on a watch face.

With a distinctive blue and red palette, the dial only features hour markings, just like a sundial, but gives small indicators of the minutes as they pass.

The Sundial's dial is finished with a pearlescent granular paint to catch the light and bring a shimmering quality. The Sundial also features a naturally tanned, tan calf-skin leather strap with red accents and a Marloe engraved rose-gold buckle.

A nod to tradition

The Derwent is a watch designed with nods to a few traditional timepieces whilst offering a more contemporary touch. A diameter of 38mm harks back to the dress watches of the 50's and 60's, with the hi-dome custom acrylic crystal also lending itself to the classic aesthetic. The dial is more contemporary with a subtle domed form leading outwards to an angled chapter ring, which draws the eye in towards the dial. The simple pitched profile hands afford the maximum readability whilst continuing the traditional yet contemporary feel. A quick peek at the case-back and you'll find a porthole displaying the balance wheel smoothly oscillating back and forth, keeping accurate time whilst offering a quick visual indicator of your Derwent's current power status.