Souto Moura

Souto Moura

Souto Moura Collection

The first wrist watch fully designed by Architect Eduardo Souto Moura

The Collection

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Souto Moura's Vision

The first purpose of a watch is to tell the time, and the sobriety with which Pritzker Prize winner Eduardo Souto Moura designed his Cauny stems from this awareness.

The light gray dial reveals an ironic and modern use of Roman numerals, with the axes acting as number one. The case mixes polished steel with a brushed steel side line — the same case that, thanks to the extra-thin Japanese movement, becomes “as thin as possible”. The bracelet, made of German leather, has a circular top, without leaving the usual empty spaces when linking to the watch. The glass, made of pure sapphire, is slightly domed.

Souto Moura's well-known commitment to the adequacy and quality of materials surfaces in these details. Subtlety is the secret of elegance, and Souto Moura knows it.

The first ever wrist watch designed by Eduardo Souto Moura

Meet the Architect

Eduardo Souto Moura was born in 1952 in Oporto, where he still lives today. He graduated from the Escola Superior de Belas Artes do Porto, and learned from two essential masters throughout his career: Fernando Távora and Álvaro Siza.

His work is vast and covers both private homes and public buildings. Among the first, the villas in Porto, Serra da Arrábida or Moledo were famous. Among the largest buildings, he designed the Braga Municipal Stadium, which is by far the most beautiful football stadium in the world. Still in this domain, there are works as remarkable as the Casa das Artes and Torre do Burgo, in Porto, A Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, in Cascais, and the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, in London, among many others.

Souto Moura also combined his exceptional communication skills, thirst for knowledge and sense of humor in a long academic career, which took him to several universities around the world. The Faculty of Architecture of Paris-Belleville, the schools of Architecture of Harvard and Dublin, the ETH of Zurich and the School of Architecture of Lausanne serve as examples. The Pritzker Prize, awarded in 2011, crowned a long list of international awards and recognitions, to which was added the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2018. An affable and provocative figure, Eduardo Souto Moura continues to learn and draw.

Souto Moura on his Cauny

“I like this watch because it’s simple, you can tell the time well, and it’s like a building: it has to be simple and functional, and if possible beautiful...or, “it has to be beautiful and if it works, even better..”, as Oscar Niemeyer said.”

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