Luxury watches are already an ultra-intricate art form. Toronto-based artist Julie Kraulis, however, is taking this concept to the next level with incredibly detailed illustrations of the world’s best timepieces.
Through her pencil drawings of pieces from brands like Rolex, Omega, A. Lange & Söhne and Tag Heuer, Kraulis touches on what makes these creations so special and desirable.
According to an interview with GQ, she uses “Staedtler Mars Lumograph pencils on Arches paper, with each piece taking up to 250 hours of work and using 50 pencils.” In addition, she spends between 10 to 30 hours reading about each watch before starting a piece to make sure incorporates each timepiece’s narrative elements and historical significance.
Take a look at some of her incredible work below and pick up a print here.
Oyster Sotto just sounds like something really tasty… WIP, @mr_tk ‘s mouthwatering RCO. #JKAItimepieces
▪️PRINT No. 2▪️ The OMEGA Speedmaster CK2998 has landed! SHOP via link in profile (shop.juliekraulis.com). The original graphite drawing is also available to purchase, serious enquiries 👉 DM or send a note to [email protected] – 20” x 30”, edition of 50, $900 24” x 36”, edition of 25, $1800 Signed and numbered – $75 from each print will be given to @pencilsofpromise
A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Perpetual Ref 410.038 ✔️ Lange was love at first sight for me and so it made me very happy to be asked to create this timepiece for @janyuan, his grail watch. There were a handful of directions we could have gone in but featuring the caliber L.952.1 manual winding movement was really the only choice. The movement is visible on the back of this watch and it's S T U N N I N G. I decided to bring part of it forward to rest just underneath the face of the watch along the bottom. The date and numbers set on the subdials are of personal significance for Jeff. // For the record, I will draw any Lange you throw at me… 😁 #JKAItimepieces
If only you could pull the crown out on the best of the holiday season to linger a little while longer. WIP, @mr_tk ‘s 1158. #JKAItimepieces