ISLAND INSPIRED DESIGN
Inspired by Pele's awesome spectacle, the Fissure 8 Automatic draws the inspiration of its shape from the crater created around the eruption. A raised lip and eased slope into the cauldron (watch face) are inspired from my drawings watching the fissure 8 eruption. The watch face stylistically represents the relationship between the land, ocean and lava flow...the cycle of life and creation in Hawaii.
A BIT MORE ON THE DESIGN...
When watching the eruption in Hawaii, you get the feeling you're peeking into the interworking of the universe...or at least our corner of it. The sprouting of land from the ocean, the greening of the lava flows over centuries, the drama and force of the eruption, all reinforce the interplay between the elements. The abalone, koa wood and lava colored minute hands symbolically bring together the elements.
For me, the design is a reminder of how quickly our time passes by comparison...giddy up, get after it, and get to the fun stuff before time runs out.
DID WE MENTION THE WOOD?
Koa only grows in the Hawaiian islands and we use only the most rare and beautiful "curly" grained Koa. It gives an iradescnese and movement to the wood. We hand finish all the wood in our small shop in Honolulu which ensures the face becomes the crowning jewel.
FOCUS.....THIS IS IMPORTANT
Sizing...The Fissure 8 Auto has a 45mm case. This fits most everyone's wrists without looking too big. It's round shape and easy lines reduce the appearance of bulk further.
No Worries!! We wouldn't leave you hanging. We're way too small to have angry customers. If something's not quite right...we'll make it right on our dime...whether you want to replace or return.
ONE OF A KIND, SMALL BATCH PRODUCTION
We design our wood watches and hand finish the Koa wood in our small shop in Honolulu. We've focused on small batch production so we can guarantee the best quality while providing a wood watch that is truly unique and rare. We use only the most amazing "curly" grained Koa from the Big Island...the most rare, beautiful, and expensive. We encase our Koa in an equally worthy case using a stainless body, sapphire crystal, Japanese automatic movement.
Pono Woodworks has the best customer service I’ve ever experienced. They emailed back and forth with me for weeks just to make sure I got exactly what I wanted. And when I finally received the watch, it was better than I thought. Thanks for all the amazing service!!