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Longio _ Mi Time Art_Good Luck (Monkey)

Case
Steel
Bracelet strap
Leather
Buckle
Pin buckle
Waterproofness
50 m
Size
ø 41 mm
Thickness
10.8 mm
Movement
Self-winding mechanical
Power reserve: 42 h, 28800 variations / hours
Functions
Hours, Minutes, Automaton
Reference
LONGIO _ MI TIME ART_Good luck (Monkey)
Year
2016
Collection
Good luck (Monkey) / Limited Edition to 99 exemplaires
Price excl.VAT
12'380 CHF
Description

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This watch design was inspired from the Chinese zodiac monkey, using fine straws as the material, which has been cut into small pieces as fine as silk, inlaid on the dial to shape up a lifelike relief of a monkey on the twig.

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"Straw mosaic" is a kind traditional Chinese Art which has two thousand years of history, a unique technique different from other Chinese traditional arts and crafts.

After thousands of years of development, China "straw mosaic" crafts combines the techniques of printmaking, paper cutting and artistic expression of Chinese painting. To finish a fine "Straw mosaic" , the craftsman need to go through the process of cutting, bleaching, scraping, grinding, hot stamping, smoked and other detail procedures, and uncountable failures, to finish a small pieces of artwork.

"Straw mosaic" completely reflects the perseverance quality of the Chinese artist, and demonstrate the distinctive aesthetic by their micro-craftsman.