Equation of Time Watches - Timepieces for HSNY: 2022 Charity Auction New York Wednesday, July 6, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Equation of Time Watches
    Year: 2022
    Reference No: Fat Arrow Prototype 901
    Movement No: DM21.6/423
    Model Name: Equation of Time x Atom Moore ‘Fat Arrow’ Prototype watch
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. SW210-1, 19 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel
    Dimensions: Watch: 36mm Diameter
    Print: 16 ½ inches x 16 ½ inches

    Accessories: Watch: Accompanied by presentation box and polishing cloth.
    Print: Accompanied by cardboard transportation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Offered here is the prototype of a future, limited edition collaboration of 99 pieces brought to you by the horological masterminds of Roland Murphy and Atom Moore. Additionally accompanied by a limited edition, signature metal print by Atom Moore, it is an exclusive opportunity for a first look at a highly original and ingenious collaboration, combining horological history and avant garde design.

    Roland Murphy is the founder of RGM watches in operation since 1992 in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania. Equation of Time followed in 1998 to showcase watches designed with input from collectors. In late 2021, Murphy put his head together with Atom Moore, acclaimed photographer and artist, to collaborate on a military-inspired watch that would become the “Fat Arrow”.

    In 2015, Moore created his first series of Mashup Watch Art. He photographed many different variations of the “dirty dozen” British military watches. The use of the broad arrow on the dial was present in all variations of these watches, made by 12 different manufacturers, to indicate the watches were government property and for non-civilian use. A simple three lines were used to create the broad arrows but the variations between each one was the detail that inspired Moore. The title for the piece “Fat Arrow” is based on the more robust arrow coined by collectors of these World War II era time keepers. Moore has created dozens of Mashup watch art pieces since 2015, and has had several exhibitions of his signature metal prints.

    Details such as the fully brushed case, big crown, black dial, and sword hands are immediately perceptible, but the most creative element is the compilation of military-style “big arrows”, the larger ones painted with luminescent material in a beige, vintage-inspired color. The watch is powered by a manually-would, Sellita movement finished across the bridges with Geneva stripes. Immediately recognizable as a homage to the WWII-issued watches used by the Allied forces, Atom Moore also created an accompanying print in his signature “mashup” style.

    Generously donated by Atom Moore and Roland Murphy, this model is being sold to benefit HSNY’s ongoing education initiatives, in support of international traveling and virtual education programs, scholarships for students of watchmaking, and awards to watchmaking schools.


Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. Fat Arrow Prototype 901
An interesting stainless steel prototype wristwatch with “fat arrow” printed dial, accompanied by limited edition metal print, sold to benefit the Horological Society of New York’s ongoing education initiatives

Watch: 36mm Diameter
Print: 16 ½ inches x 16 ½ inches

$1,500 - 3,000 

Sold for $6,930

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Paul Boutros
Head of Watches, Americas
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Head of Sale, New York
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Timepieces for HSNY: 2022 Charity Auction

Online Auction 6 - 13 July 2022