These Sketches of Vintage Watches Are Uncannily Lifelike

... and a few million dollars cheaper than the real thing

By Kirk Miller

 
Julie Kraulis
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21 May 2018

Time is a flat circle ... gloriously hanging on your wall.

For those who want to admire a luxury watch from afar, check out the intricate, horologically themed graphite drawings of Toronto-based artist Julie Kraulis. You’ve never seen a vintage Rolex, Cartier, Omega or Tag Heuer like this, trust.

"I had been looking for a new subject to study and as a design and detail enthusiast, I thought watches would be an interesting world to explore," she says.

Julie Kraulis

You can see her work adorning the UK version of GQ, which notes each timepiece sketched by Kraulis takes up to 250 hours and 50 pencils to finish (also, fun fact: the artist herself doesn’t wear a watch).

Since you may never own Paul Newman’s actual Rolex Daytona, a 20”x30” print for $900 (about $17.8 million less than the real thing) might suffice — were it not sold out (sorry!).

That said, you can always commission your own piece.

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