Anura Rafael combines calligraphy with horology

The Write Time

Anura Rafael has unveiled Write Time, a luxury pen that doubles up as a fine watch.

The custom made piece can either be used as a fountain pen or worn on a wrist as a timepiece.

This piece of design is powered by a transversal movement, encapsulated within a sapphire cone modelled with pure, natural lines.

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Two years in development, the Write Time is built around a linear movement with vertically mounted gears and a one-minute tourbillon. It is housed in a sapphire capsule so that the movement can be seen.

The time display consists of three rollers with hand-engraved and hand-painted numerals. The set, which is made up of 472 pieces, balance wheel oscillates at 28’800 vibrations per hour.

The intricately designed pen is made of 18k gold encased in alligator leather. The gold nib is available in different sizes to suit the specifications of the client and enhance writing comfort. It comes with either piston filler or a cartridge.

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