Six years in the past, Imogen Ayres was a current graduate from The Glasgow Faculty of Artwork with a ardour for typefaces and little information of watches. Immediately, she’s the graphic designer behind anOrdain, the Glasgow-based enamel specialist nominated for a GPHG award in 2021. She has additionally designed watches for Paulin, one other well-liked Glasgow microbrand. Now primarily based in London, Ayres, 28, is continuous her work with anOrdain founder Lewis Heath – most just lately on new variations of the anOrdain Mannequin 2, due in April 2022 – whereas constructing a profession as a contract sort designer. Whereas she attributes her profession trajectory partly to connections inside Glasgow’s close-knit arts group, anOrdain’s beautifully-detailed dials are a testomony to her standout expertise on this extremely specialised nook of horology.