Recently I got an opportunity to see perhaps the most fascinating items that I have seen in a long time; the Anura Rafael Write Time. I consider it an item in light of the fact that the Write Time doesn’t exactly find a way into one classification. A mind blowing show of craftsmanship, it’s a fountain pen that changes into a watch, or a watch that changes into a fountain pen, depending on your viewpoint. Semantics aside notwithstanding, it is a totally interesting illustration of unbridled imagination and creative articulation combined with the specialized skill needed to execute a particularly yearning project.
The idea for the Write Time was conceived from the ripe psyche of watchmaking engineer Anura Rafael, who has spent the last 15 or so years working in the background adding to various horological projects for a portion of the world’s most popular brands. With the dispatch of the Write Time he likewise dispatches his own eponymous image, with the objective of zeroing in on the turn of events and plan of his own items, watches and movements.
Speaking of developments, you may have seen as of now from the photographs that the Write Time is furnished with a serious complex one. Two-years being developed, the entire idea was planned by Anura himself and is worked around an inventive straight development that is molded like a cylinder. Its pinion wheels are mounted vertically and are fueled by a one-minute tourbillon, which is all plainly obvious for the happiness regarding the eyewitness because of the sapphire container where it is housed. The time show then, comprises of three rollers with hand-engraved and hand-painted numerals.
Comprising no under 472 sections, the development shows an abnormal design. The equilibrium wheel of this entrancing development sways at 28’800 vibrations each hour, offering a force save of 48 hours given by two barrels in arrangement. At its limit, an enormous fluted crown empowers the twisting of the development and the setting of the time. What I especially like about the plan, notwithstanding its bizarre measurements, is the way that the time can be perused effectively whether or not the time container is on the wrist or on the finish of the fountain pen.
Equally as appealing is the obviously straightforward way you change between composing instrument and wrist watch. As you can see from the photographs, the Write Time comes complete with a calfskin watch lash fitted with a 18k rose gold external case, such a holster maybe. The complicatedly planned pen in the interim, is likewise made of 18k gold and encased in a similar gator cowhide the watch tie is made of. The gold nib is accessible in various sizes depending on the customer’s inclination, and it comes with either a cylinder filler or a cartridge. Rotatable rings, in view of a protected inner tooth lock washer framework are utilized to rapidly and effectively bolt and open the time case set up on the wristlet or the pen. As such an individual signature, the lock washer teeth will be exceptional and customized for each and every piece manufactured.
The entire set comes with an elegantly planned cowhide travel case, which will securely house all the components along with an inkpot. As an additional touch, there are likewise a few extra compartments and plate, which take into account the capacity of other valued belongings. I believe it’s especially critical to note additionally that all pieces of the watch, the pen and the case are produced by chose experts from the Jura mountains, guaranteeing this contribution is 100% Swiss Made.
Each Anura Rafael Write Time piece will be made on an individual commission premise, permitting the customer to have broad contribution to precisely how the person needs their completed piece to look. This altered co-creation measure offers a wide selection of conceivable outcomes including picking the materials, the tones, the completion, the development, the nib and the movement box. Most awesome aspect every one of, this implies each piece will be bespoke, with no two models being actually similar. Evaluating begins from CHF 245,000. For more data, kindly visit www.anurarafael.com .
Technical determination – Anura Rafael Write Time
- Convertible pen/wristwatch with sapphire time capsule.
- Time case, pink gold and sapphire, 60mm, conelike, max measurement 34mm, water impervious to 30m.
- Movement, ARS001/T, mechanical with manual winding. 28’800 vibrations each hour, 42 gems. Advanced sign of the hours and minutes on three plates, one-minute tourbillon.
- Pen, pink gold and croc cowhide, 18k pink gold nib, 188mm.
- Wristwatch ‘case’, pink gold, 55 x 42mm.
- Alligator calfskin lash with pin buckle.
- Retail cost, as of 245’000 CHF.