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.
Light and shadow are the medium the Moonlight watches use to convey time. With dials that are free of paint or any contrasting elements, the Moonlights use engraving to create indexes that are only seen as light breaks across them. The idea is to reflect topography that is only revealed through light. Additionally, the 39mm cases are designed to be ultra-flat sculptural elements, mixing layers of polished and brushed steel for yet another play of light.
The Moonlight watches are powered by the Miyota GL20 slim 2-hand movement. This is a highly efficient Japanese-made quartz movement with an approximate battery life of 120 months.
- Case: Brushed and Polished Steel
- Dial: Engraved Black
- Movement: Miyota GL20 Quartz
- Lens: Flat Mineral
- Strap: Lizard-Patterned Leather
- Water Res.: 30M
- Diameter: 39mm
- Length: 39mm
- Thickness: 7mm
- Lug Width: 20mm
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.