Antarctique S Sashiko Pink Lotus
Power reserve: 60 h, 28800 variations / hours
The Antarctique S ‘Sashiko’ dial pays homage to the geometric lines and three-dimensionality of the traditional Japanese stitching of the same name, developed in Japan during the Edo period. The three-dimensional stamped pattern – based on a stylised lotus flower spotted and chosen by Marie-Alix de Roquemaurel – is achieved by repeating squares set at 45 degrees to perpendicular, each comprising six facets. As the light plays across the dial, the lotus pink appears to alternate between a pure, almost sugary pink and a soft hint of mauve, while the blue dial changes from the clear colour of a springtime sky to the greyer tone of autumn.
Contrasting with the intricate texture of the dial, a velvet-brushed ring lends a ‘visual quietness’ as the backdrop for the indexes. Simpler than the Antarctique’s signature sporty indexes, these finely sculpted, very elongated trapezoids, lend an elegant refinement to the new dial. Upon request, each of the cardinal points could be marked by a diamond, cut to closely mimic the geometry of the steel indexes.