A rare platinum version with some serious skeletonization and tons of engraving.
Masters of hand engraving are showing off their skills to the full in this one. Exquisite foliage flows over the rhodium-plated surface in fine lines and delicate branching – and not just on the upper side with the ‘butterfly bridge’, but on the back of the movement as well. The composition is enhanced by screw-mounted gold chatons, ruby-red jewels, blued screws and gilt engravings. The symmetrical balance bridge seemingly floats within the movement thanks to the artfully cut out base plate. The traditional german three-quarter plate, which is normally positioned on the back at the movement and visible only through the sapphire crystal caseback, is also shown to great advantage.
Under a 42-mm polished and satin-brushed platinum case the manual wound caliber 66-08, inverted in an original way, beats at a frequency of 4 Hz and features a running time of 41 hours. The power reserve is indicated via the blued hand at 1 o’clock. A blue-grained dial with appliquéd indexes and a small second sub-dial are off-centered. White gold hour and minute hands are also skeletonized. A blue sapphire cabochon adorns the crown. The dark blue alligator leather strap offers additional blue accent. The watch offers a second-stop mechanism and is water resistant up to 5 bar. The production is limited to 25 pieces and the price is 45 000 EUR.
Jun. 30, 2019