Saturday, April 30, 2016

ArtyA WOOD Son of Sound Tourbillon

Designed by Yvan Arpa and engineered by MHC, Manufacture Hautes Complications, the new ArtyA WOOD Son of Sound Tourbillon 1/1 retain their unique aesthetic signature – a guitar-shaped case, patented by ArtyA. At six o’clock, these versions feature a flying tourbillon displaying the passing seconds. Opposite it, at twelve, is the barrel, with a fully redesigned bridge. The assembly is housed in a fully open-work X-shaped structure, inspired by the X-bracing used to support guitar bodies.

This structure houses the entire movement, allowing the Son of Sound Tourbillon to be hollowed out between each arm of the X. The watch is therefore literally transfused with light, revealing all the intricate details of its polished and satin finishes, and blending subtle shades of grey, black and ArtyOr.
The Amboina Wood used on the dial is from the Padouk tree, native to eastern India. The wood is sliced in seven layers, all in different colors and different wood (Amboina on the top then Maple and Tulip Tree), which you can see on the sides of the wood put delicately on this masterpiece. This work of Marquetry Art has been done by a close friend of the house, wood marquetry expert Bastien Chevalier.

Technical details
- Exclusive ArtyA flying tourbillon, designed by Yvan Arpa and engineered by MHC, manual winding
- Exceptional, iconic patented shape featured in various museums as an emblematic timeless design
- The wood on the X Bridges on the front are made by  superimposing layers of rare Amboina wood, Maple and Tulip Tree resulting in a very special and unique coloration. At the back the only wood use is Amboina
- Tourbillon cage bridges recall the exclusive design of the watch hands
- One crown for setting the time and winding, shaped like a guitar tuning peg
- Design of the barrel balances the tourbillon cage
- Bridges form an X shape, hand polished, 4 different levels - Rear bridges with 2 levels
- Upper& lower bridges: Fine polished top / polished angles
- Going Train: Rhodium-plated / angle polished arm

Power reserve: 100 hrs
19 Jewels
Frequency: 21,600 vph
Case dimensions: 37x49 mm, depth: 15mm
Tourbillon diameter: 13.60mm
Hours, minutes, seconds on tourbillon
Case is humidity and dust protected only (not water resistant)
ArtyOr & black PVD case
Two non-reflective sapphire crystals, front and back
Open back
Crocodile strap
Price: 170'000.- CHF

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