The fog and the cold wind, seeped in everywhere during the night and dawn. A fairy crept in, depositing silver grey on the foliage and petal tips, "the frost". During the day, the alternating appearance of a pale sun helps to slowly dissolve the silvery deposit, giving rise to significant tears on the petals. The return of the cold in the evening, the frost and brilliant pearls appeared on this majestic rose! "magic" - ephemeral, what an "emotion".
She gave all the facets of her beauty during the seasons, even extreme ones, without asking for anything in return. In her tears we could feel her departure! "She too", what an example of altruism.
As a lover of beautiful watches, I wanted to immortalize and express all the subtlety of this unforgettable scene on a jewel of the time passing. To give a stronger note in the field of the Art of Watchmaking, so that the doors of museums, exhibitions and exceptional sales open even wider. Accompanied by a poem, serenade or story ... Drawn from the real, the living, where the heart speaks. One could even think of a great show: music, song, lyrical opera. It’s a vertical work of art.
On the execution side; 189 diamonds on the case middle, hand-made, represent the frosted foliage. The links of the bracelet in the shape of gradient blue-grey, light blue tears represent the fog that rises and falls with subtle pink apparitions, it's dawn!
The strip of the same colour on the middle alternating with the links gives slimness and delicacy. Everything is hand-painted and lacquered.
The dial is also hand-painted by a miniature watch artist. It represents the Saint Martin's Day rose as I experienced it. Notice the delicacy of the frost deposited on the petals. Concept entirely decided and designed by P.Simeoni.
The build of the watch and bracelet are made of 316 L watchmaking steel. Movement ETA 2892. Everything is solid and designed to last over time, 100% of the watch is Swiss made.
Manufacturing project: 99 pieces, the hundredth will be a unique gold piece which will give the right, if requested, to the exclusivity of the poetry I have written for the occasion.
I hope that this work will move you and have the same impact on you as it had on me while it was created.
The St-Martin Rose
I have felt that I loved you,
(but) I did not dare to say it,
(that) you know how much
I will write it, I know.
Queen of flowers without rival
of perfume, you’re just frozen
Your petals are crystallised
magnificent, chaste lace.
This rose delicacy,
(if) you caress it a bit too hard,
she will fade from her body.
Magnificence of the summer SM,
The softness of day passed,
all dissolved your frosty powder
Cold night, silver pearls.
Creature with frozen tears
(If) you saw how beautiful you were,
Bewitching, feeling alive
always inspire gentle words of love.
You seem crafted?
at night, you look like stars
You are firefly or glow-worm
Eternal star in the firmament.
Icy, freezing, mind-blowing
In the spring comes (the) thaw
Again, you will be princess
Your fragrance, the one from goddesses.