ArtyA – Fish or Fly ? [Piece Unique]

We have already seen disturbing real spiders and brilliant butterfly wings in the ArtyA Beasts series. Now ArtyA’s team dove into the deep dark Lake Geneva to decorate its dials with real fresh water fish scales. According to the position and the light that shines upon the watch, the mother of pearl and silvery reflections change its intensity.

The already strange – but loved by all – watchbox, disfigured as literally struck by lightning in the ArtyA’s workshops completes this work of art.

A blue strap made from perch (a unique fish and culinary delicacy in Switzerland) finalizes the concept of this aquatic timepiece. Each piece is totally unique, only one exists.

Movement – Entirely manufactured and assembled by master watchmakers in Switerland, the self-winding mechanical movement’s balance oscillates at 28,000 vibrations per hour.

Case – “Coup de foudre” embossed, defaced, tortured and struck by lightning i.e.100,000 volts, 200,000 volts, 500,000 volts and even 1,000,000 volts.

Dial – Each dial is a unique work of art. Hand decorated according to 17 specific artistic techniques up to now unexploited in the watchmaking field. They combine collage, application of dyes and pigments, forging. For this piece, fish scales are added to the dial, giving it a unique and nice finish.

Water resistance – Up to 50 meters.

Strap – The hand-sewn strap is made tanned with perch skin.

Source: ArtyA

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