A watch to make your dreams come true.
The beautiful Paper Crane watch was designed by Korean American artist Hannah Sung to remind you of your childhood dreams.
This distinctive design was gilded with 22ct. citron gold leaf, before being hand-assembled by our small team in London.
How to read the time:
The crescent shape opening on the dial represents 12 hours with the time running from left to right.
When you see the red crane moving through this area, the time is between 6am and 6pm. After 6pm, the red crane disappears on the right and the paper crane appears on the left. The paper crane then shows the hours from 6pm through to 6am.
The minutes are displayed in the centre of the dial, these run in a conventional way, so the hand makes one complete revolution each hour.
Hannah explains her inspiration for the design:
"I was obsessed with making paper cranes when I was a child. Back then, I loved the whimsical promise of the old proverb stating, 'If you make one thousand paper cranes, your wish will come true'.
I didn't have any specific dreams or wishes, all I knew was that I wanted to be an artist for the rest of my life.
My dream matured and folding paper cranes yielded to adult responsibilities.
I chose the paper crane motif to soar through the night sky on this watch. Its change from a literal bird to an origami one represents the continued existence of the childhood dream in the quiet hours after the sun has gone down.
Just as your dreams can be ignored or forgotten during the day, one may take comfort in the reliability of the nighttime crane rising again."
Hannah Sung is a Korean American visual artist whose straddles the line between commercial and fine art.
She graduated with a BFA from California State University of Long Beach, specialising in illustration and minor study in animation.
She is a former member of the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles (SILA). She is currently displaying independent works in Des Moines, Iowa as a local.
Her client list includes FOX, Sony, Disney Imagineering, Netflix, Fisher-Price, A&E, and many more. Her work on the Deadpool vinyl packaging for a Comic-Con promotional piece won a Gold award at the 2017 Clio ceremony.
She is currently putting together a series of personal works that focus on promoting self-love, ending domestic abuse, sexual assault, and body positivity.
She likes French fries but considers curly fries to be an abomination.
Size: medium / unisex
Strap: 18mm 100% leather black with black stitch
Movement: quartz - Ronda 515-24H
Glass: sapphire (hard-wearing)
Waterproof: Yes! 5ATM (leather will wear fast if exposed to water)
Guarantee: 12 months - any problems after this time, we’ll be happy to help
Width (3 o'clock to 9 o'clock): 37mm
Height (from lug to lug): 46mm
Case: 316L silver stainless steel
Largest strap diameter: 205mm - contact us if you need a larger size
Smallest strap diameter: 150mm - contact us if you need extra holes added to the strap
Please note, we are currently dispatching orders within 3-4 working days.
We aim to dispatch all orders within 1-2 working days, where this isn't possible, we will try to inform you via email.
When your order is dispatched your tracking details will be updated.
Please allow extra processing time for watches with a customised engraving or strap, during busy sales periods this can sometimes take an extra 5-10 working days.
If you are in a hurry for your watch, please email us.
Shipping guide for watches:
- FREE DHL Express shipping, 2-4 working days
We now include all duties and taxes in the price of your watch. This means, the price you pay when you checkout is the full price and you will not have to pay any extra charges.
Clocks, straps, t-shirts (unless purchased with a watch):
Free Royal Mail shipping, 3-7 working days (depending on location)
Please note, during busy sale periods dispatch may take a little longer (this is quite rare).
These delivery times are a guide based on the DHL and Royal Mail terms of service, products may, in some unusual cases take longer to arrive. If this happens, please get in touch.