Auteur’s watches explore form and material through a modern lens. Each watch is designed to be an object fully in the round, not just to be observed from the top down. Their cases feature exciting details like fluted channels and wood inserts, playing off of finishing that belies their price tags. Their dials are then studies in elegant minimalism, pairing a reduced vocabulary of forms with clean textures and surfaces.
The stark dials of the Circle series are balanced by cases that suggests architecture and mid-century modernism. The 38mm cases are wrapped in deep channels, creating a dynamic surface for light to break against. Perfectly round, the crown is replaced by a button in the center of the back, creating a truly sculptural object. The dials are rendered in Auteur’s signature restrained style, feature brushed or grained metallic surfaces with thin lines, understated numerals and stick hands.
The Circle watches are powered by the ISASwiss K62 2-hand movement. This Swiss-made quartz movement features electronic setting via a push-button on the back of the watch. The battery life is approximately 78 months.
- Case: Polished and PVD steel
- Dial: Grained Black
- Movement: Swiss Quartz
- Lens: Domed Mineral
- Strap: Lizard-Patterned Leather
- Water Res.: 30M
- Diameter: 38mm
- Length: 38mm
- Thickness: 10.2mm
- Lug Width: 20 mm
Founded by a pair of fashion and industrial designers from Normandy, France in 2011, AUTEUR has quickly built a reputation for unique, minimal timepieces with an almost architectural flair. Based in Hong Kong, AUTEUR’s core line of design-forward timepieces have earned them a coveted spot at the Museum of Modern Art (or MoMa) in New York City, an incredible honor for such a young brand. While appearing elemental on the surface, each AUTEUR timepiece hides a deeper complexity.