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A first of its kind, unique technique has been used to create this watch. It’s a special hand made creation. Drawn with a constantly sharpened graphite tip onto a coated engraving, this art piece provides a unique introspect into the work that goes for our pieces. This kind of direct application of hand drawing onto a three dimensional surface, such as a statue or an engraving, has never been accomplished before. The drawings are afterwards carefully coated with glaze to fixate them into position and to safeguard them against environmental elements.

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  • ShapeRound
  • Size⌀: 42.00mm
  • Height12.00mm
  • Glass CrystalFlat Crystal Sapphire, Scratch Resistant, 9/10 Mohs
  • Watch Caseback316L Surgical Grade Stainless Steel, Engraved with Octoganal Perpetual Pattern
  • DialMicro Painted
  • Water Resistance3 ATM, 30 Meters
  • MovementETA 2824-2, Swiss Made
  • Frequency4 Hz, 28'800 A/h
  • Power Reserve42 Hours
  • Shock ProtectionIncabloc Novodiac
  • Movement FeaturesSelf-Winding, Stop-Second Time Setting, Bidirectional
  • DisplayHours, Minutes
  • AccuracyAverage +/- 12 sec/day, up to +/- 30 sec/day
  • Self WindingYes
  • Bezel18K White Gold, Flat
  • Case Material18K White Gold (Including hands, buckle and crown)
  • MaterialCrocodile Leather
  • TypeGenuine Leather, Hand Tanned
  • SeamHand Sewn, High Quality
  • Buckle18k White Gold
  • Dial ArtHorse Depiction with Hand Made Gravure and Micro Art
  • SidesNumerous Detailed Horse Paintings with Micro Art done by Hand, Special Coating
  • Crown ArtMicro Painted Portrait of Horse, Special Coating
Reinterpreting the Classics
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There have been different attempts to create similar works such as applying moisturized paper canvas onto bamboo sticks, or shaping used paper into dimension, like origami with printed letters on it, wowever no record of a direct application of micro graphite onto a three dimensional surface has been readily available to the art world. In that sense this work has not only been the first to use this technique, but also first to apply it as micro art. Incredibly thin tips are used to apply the graphite onto the paper surface, marking the work one-of-a-kind.

The surface itself, having the necessity to hold the graphite and charcoal intact, needed to mediate paper or a paper-like substance. However, making the whole gravure from densified paper was impossible to accommodate for the cadran of a watch. The only option left was to find a way to paperize the surface of the engraving and pressure it into the flanking and cracking crevices to cover the surface without any resistance or flaking. The flanks of the case itself were also to accommodate such encasement. These concave side-surfaces were free of the obstacles present on the engraved surface of the dial, so they house some of the best aesthetically peaking micro drawings available.

Both the exquisite handwork of the drawings and the masterful handicraft that went into the creation of the medium, as well as the design itself, was done by our esteemed artist M. Ucar. He has carried the exhibition of his previous works and turned it into a post-work to present as a separate piece itself, bestowing the spirit of the process of creatipn entwined with the excitement of post-creation.

The horse figure has been selected for this artistic interpretation for its aesthetic compatibility and interpretability for classical depiction. The image of the horse has been used in the classical arts for thousands of years, as it has been an integral part of human life of all classes and intellectual capability. For the commoner it has been a beast of burden and a loyal companion to share the labour for sustenance. For the aristocrat it has been a comrade in arms, a portrayal of stature and prestige. For the trader it has been the most valuable of commodities, an animal of trade that requires specialized skill to handle. Even for the theocrat, the sturdy vessel on which the spread of their message was to be taken on the back with to the farthest of lands, whereas for the shaman it has been a spirit most ferocious to host. Being a loyal companion to humanity in all sections of social life has resulted in the depiction of its incredible anatomy in every artistic endeavor. The image of the horse is as attractive today as it has been all throughout the history, associated with heroism and dynamic mobility.

The skill bestowed upon this work has been tremendous as well as the inventive design put into its pre-creation. The matching surrounding components have been selected carefully to accommodate the essentiality of the artistic message the work communicates through. It’s a special masterpiece looking for an equally unique individual with a taste of similar refinement.