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ANURA RAFAEL WRITE TIME: A PEN THAT TRANSFORMS INTO A WATCH

written by Hours and Minutes Australia June 12, 2017

The Anura Rafael Write Time brings the art of fine writing and watchmaking together. This is not just any object. The modern striking design testifies to the most refined craftsmanship. It’s not something that can just be bought off the shelf but a bespoke style offered on an individual commission basis only.

 

 

A time-traveller of sorts, the Anura Rafael Write Time will transport you back to a time when horology was not limited to just traditional wristwatches; a magical era where exceptional mechanical prowess and beauty ruled design.

This unprecedented design features a patented system which makes it possible to convert a time capsule housing a tourbillon into a writing instrument or a wristwatch. 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 a piston filler or a cartridge. A proprietary clip and orientation system ensure all parts are perfectly aligned enhancing its elegant ergonomic curves.

 

 

Worn on the wrist, it transforms into a watch unlike any other. The cutting edge design is powered by a transversal movement, encapsulated within a sapphire cone modelled with pure, natural lines. Fit into an openwork receptacle to be worn snuggly around the wrist, it allows quick, easy lateral reading of the time on three discs. On the side, the base of the cone provides an unimpeded view of the captivating ballet of the Tourbillon.

 

 

The Anura Rafael Write Time is built around an innovative linear movement that is shaped like a tube. Housed within a sapphire capsule, the inner workings are on full display.  Its gears are unusually mounted vertically and are powered by a one-minute tourbillon. The time display consists of three rollers with hand-engraved and hand-painted numerals.

At its extremity, a large fluted crown enables the winding of the movement and the setting of the time. Rotatable rings, based on a patented internal tooth lock washer system are used to quickly and easily lock and unlock the time capsule in place on the wristlet or the pen. A personal signature, the lock washer teeth is unique and personalized for every single piece manufactured.

 

 

Comprising of 472 parts, it took two years to develop the Write Time. The whole set comes with a tastefully designed leather travel case safely housing all the elements together with an inkpot. Several additional compartments and trays allow for the storage of other prized possessions.

The best things in life are truly personalized. This is why, Anura Rafael Write Time offers a wide choice of possibilities including the materials, the colours, the finish, the movement, the nib and the travel box. A unique team from the Jura mountains in Switzerland, experts in their own fields, came together by passion and the desire to create something unique. No wonder, possessing this object is a matter of pride and taste…that comes to a ‘Select’ few.

 

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