Gnomon, it’s a single-hand timepiece inspired by ancient Roman sundials with several interesting and remarkable design features. Gnomon is a contemporary watch, yet it offers something new and fresh in time-telling department. The watch has only one hand that refers to a gnomon of a sundial and slowly moves like a shadow it casts. It has an automatic movement installed, signature zodiac engraving on the back lid and the specially designed domed glass and case structure. All straps are handmade and dyed to have the vintage look of classic luxury wristwatches.
Gnomon watch from James Thurston has two dial layers, each tells the time in different manner. They can be read simultaneously or separately. The inner dial has several indexes of different size and volume that divide it on small time segments, conventional for single hand watches. This dial also has a hand scratch pattern that makes each model a kind of unique timepiece. There’s also an outer layer that is more authentic and similar to the layout of sundials. It’s divided on XII hour zones and can be used as it was meant in the ancient times – watching how the gnomon’s shadow is slowly crawling through the dial. [Pre-Order]