Celeste Watch Company
About The Artist
Celeste Wong • Springfield, OR
Mixed Media • WHOLESALE AVAILABLE • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
I strive to create brilliant timepieces (watches), inspired by the ocean, with mixed media dials that not only tell time but also serve as an art piece for your wrist. My preferred dial materials are abalone shell and mother of pearl. An engineer by training, I've turned my eye for precision and detail in building a watch brand that specializes in innovative and bespoke timepieces that are part of how we express ourselves and show up in the world.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
We craft each dial, by hand, in our studio in Springfield, Oregon. I have the timepiece movements specially made for me in Switzerland to accommodate my thicker dials. After designing my work, I start by tinting the abalone shell and mother of pearl to my desired colors. Then cut the pieces and place each part behind a microscope. After the dial is complete, I build the watch and put it through 3 days of integrity testing to make sure it's going to keep time perfectly.