Quintessence Asian Zodiac

VAN’T HOFF’s “Asian Zodiac” is a collection exploring the tales and lore surrounding the bestiary of the Asian zodiac.

Inspired by the world of Japanese prints, these majestic timepieces playfully mix tradition and craftsmanship within their spherical time capsule.

It is well known that in the Asian zodiac, each year is associated with an animal, but what is less known is that in ancient times, in order to tell the time, these same animals were also associated with the hours of the day. Individually, each governs its own specific space of time within the 24-hour cycle. The question then is, of course: do you know what time is yours?