Playing with time. It seems like every now and again the designers of coquine![design] venture into uncharted territory. Every now and again the creative folks have to try something new. First of all, because it’s fun. Second, because challenges keep the senses sharp. And anyway… why not?


Now, apart from fancy villas and exotic cars, expensive watches, either classical, sporty or modern, are luxury items that are naturally familiar territory for the yacht designer. Not so much in terms of size, shape or detailing, but certainly when it comes to the appreciation of fine craftsmanship or the careful treatment of the finest materials. Following the philosophy that everything can be designed, it was just a question of time before coquine![design] had to give it a try…


Christian Leyk: “It’s the complications that intrigued me, really. The fine balance between sophistication and a balanced overall appearance. It was clear to us that if we would do a watch, it would be one that mirrors our general approach to design. Something that would be timeless – pun intended! – yet also playful and interesting. I like products that are almost zen at first glance but when you look closer you start discovering a whole new world. Products that you would not tire to look at again and again, from every angle, just to discover something new every time. I appreciate that this is already difficult to achieve on something big as a yacht, where you can walk around, a watch certainly brings this approach to a completely different dimension. Literally! In a way, one of the reasons why I thought designing a watch would be really something fantastic to do, was because I really believe there is very little in this world that matches the amazing skills of a watchmaker putting so much magic in such a little shell!”


A little bit of data: Automatic movement, central minute and second, jumping hour ring, moon phase at 12 o’clock, date at 6 o’clock. And of course a unique design…