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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

ArtyA Son of Sound Skulls & Bones

ArtyA Son of Sound Skulls & Bones

As always, the independent ArtyA brand never does things in half measures. Having popularised the skull in the watchmaking world, it now delivers an extreme interpretation of this motif with its Skulls & Bones model. The entirely hand-sculpted skulls stud the entire watch from dial through case to bracelet.
Designer Yvan Arpa gives new meaning to this symbol by infusing it with an artistic dimension. A first skull appears in the centre of the dial, with six other hand-sculpted skulls performing a macabre dance around it. Carved into the steel Bezel, a serie of bones, crosses, totems, guitars and pistols echo the skulls on the bezel, echoing the 3D effect. The massive, deliberately provocative bracelet shatters any conventions and takes the Skulls & Bones into an unprecedented creative dimension, since there can on longer be any talk of a watch and its bracelet. The model IS its bracelet and the bracelet IS the model.

Mechanical automatic, oscillating weight equipped with three special 38 mm bullet cartridges, 42-hour power reserve
Hours, minutes, seconds
316L steel, 47 mm Entirely hand-engraved bezel Sapphire crystal and transparent back Water-resistant to 50 m (5 bar /165 ft)
6 hand-engraved skulls in black-streaked polished steel
Silver with hand-crafted skulls

ArtyA Press