On November 10th 2022 in Geneva, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève unveiled its prize list, including the Calendar and Astronomy Watch Prize awarded to Krayon for its Anywhere.
Four years after winning the Innovation Prize at the 2018 GPHG for its first creation, Everywhere, Krayon wins this second prize at this year’s edition of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève for its second masterpiece, Anywhere.
« This second consecutive price confirms our approach to the watchmaking art: create to be able to dream, continue our exploration of new complications, useful, simple to use and enjoyable to wear » says Rémi Maillat, founder of Krayon.
« Anywhere is not just a watch that can calculate sunrise and sunset anywhere on Earth. It is a synthesys of mathematics, artistic creation, poetry of details and a truly philosophical dimension » he added.
What if you could tell the exact time of sunrise or sunset at any location on the planet? Wherever you happen to be – or imagine yourself to be. Truly anywhere. Once again, Krayon introduces a first in watchmaking: Anywhere – where time marks our relationship with Earth.
Krayon's second watchmaking creation, Anywhere, indicates the length of the day and the time at which the sun rises and sets. Krayon unveils a new interpretation of its hallmark complication, with the degree of hand finishing expected in the world of Haute Horlogerie. Anywhere defines a customised geographical and temporal space. In this way, Krayon adapts itself to the desires and deeply intimate secrets of the wearer. A reconnection with the primeval rhythms of nature.
The indicator naturally shows the time over 24 hours and, like the sun crosses all the color of the day and night. It indicates our time of day in relation to sunrise and sunset, marking our relationship to the Earth.
The limit between the night in blue and the day in yellow indicates the sunrise. We can read the sunrise time on the outside ring. (5:30am)
The limit between the day in yellow and the night in blue indicates the sunset. We can read the sunset time on the outside ring (6:30pm)
The date is shown by the longest of the two hands. currently displaying 22nd
The month is shown by the shortest of the two hands. Currently displaying month of April. The month hand moves progressively each day as time passes.
In addition to the 24-hour time indicated by the sun, the time is repeated at the centre over 12-hour, making it easy to read for everyday use. Currently displaying 10 o'clock
Obviously indicates the minute, which can be read on the central dial scale.
All settings are made via the crown.
The crown has 3 positions: The first one for manual winding of the movement, the second one for setting the date and the third one for setting the time. All settings are made in both directions, at any moment and without limits.
The Krayon signature with the 'Y' of the logo that stands out from the shiny sides. The base of the index has 6 sides and there are 12 visible facets.
Watches with universal time or astronomical indications impose specific cities, chosen by arbitrary conventions deeply ingrained in watchmaking custom. Anywhere by Krayon takes the opposite tack, espousing the unique vision, aspirations and dreams of its wearer. It is the logical progression from Everywhere, a ‘hypercomplication’ capable of indicating the time of sunset and sunrise anywhere in the world – it was awarded the Innovation Prize at the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) in 2018. Anywhere, building on the same patent, goes to the core of a personal ephemeris.
Krayon’s Anywhere indicates the hours and minutes with dedicated hands, placed in the centre of a dial that seems suspended at the heart of the watch. It is surrounded by an annular zone upon which a small sun circulates in perpetual motion, indicating the time over 24 hours. The annular zone has two sectors: day (sky blue) and night (dark blue). The respective lengths of the sectors constantly change, indicating by their position the sunrise and sunset times that can be read from the fixed indicator ring.