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Altiplano Art & Excellence feather marquetry

Case
White gold
Bracelet strap
Satin
Buckle
Pin buckle
Setting
Bezel
Waterproofness
30 m
Size
ø 38 mm
Thickness
8.6 mm
Movement
Manual-winding mechanical
Power reserve: 43 h, 21'600 variations / hours
Functions
Hours, Minutes
Reference
G0A42060
Year
2017
Collection
Altiplano / Limited Edition to 38 exemplaires
Price excl.VAT
47'000 CHF
Description
Rigorously selected for its exact shade, its density and its texture, individually chosen to create the required effects, each feather is meticulously recut by hand, and then smoothed ready to be carefully arranged in its appointed place according to cleverly alternating contrasts and geometrical patterns. This enables the artist to reproduce the desired composition before being glued flat. The miniature feather art technique is very similar to that of marquetry. Each touch must be accurate, guided by a quest for harmony calling for a combination of technical mastery and artistic vision. Once this virtuoso feat of craftsmanship is complete, the pure lines of Altiplano, the ultra-thin mechanical icon beating in step with the hand-wound 430P movement, are arrayed in a feather marquetry composed of a mixture of duck, peacock and rooster feathers, partially covered with silver leaf.