The Trio of Time project, by Anicorn

Independent watchmaker and design studio Anicorn has launched the first stage of its project The Trio of Time, as it seeks to find collaborators to work with its brand.

Here are the results of the first collaboration, which has seen Anicorn founders Joe Kwan and Chris Chan travel to Seoul, Korea, to work with Jiwoong Jung for the Hidden Time collection.

The watch’s design features a rotating circular gradient, which serves as the hour hand. As time passes, the gradient turns to reveal the white hour numerals printed on the glass above. Each hour appears as the dark end of the watch face passes under it, and slowly disappears as the gradient transitions back to white.