Quadratura
Quadratura 17WN21MQD6

Delicate mural ornaments rose to popularity during the baroque period, replacing many of the previous high decorations present in artistic architectures of their times. Different parts of the world have seen different styles in design, as quadratura gained popularity with it’s technique of depicting three dimensional compositions.

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  • ShapeRound
  • Size⌀: 42.00mm
  • Height12.00mm
  • Case Material18K Gold (Including hands, buckle and crown)
  • 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 Rose Gold Encrusted with 88 Diamond Pieces
  • MaterialCrocodile Leather
  • TypeGenuine Leather, Hand Tanned
  • SeamHand Sewn, High Quality
  • Buckle18K Gold
  • Dial ArtHand Painted Micro Art of Ornamental Figures
  • Case FlanksHand Painted Micro Art of Delicate Ornaments
  • Crown ArtHand Painted Micro Art of a Delicate Ornament
The Art of Misperception, a Masterful Expression
Quadratura
Quadratura

These compositions that played with the light and shadow were painted enormously in size, easier to depict the illusion from a distance. This dial, however, masterfully represents the same illusion on a much smaller scale with micro art, without any loss of the visual enrichment.


There have been different techniques for the illusionary art. Paintings were drawn on flat ceilings to make them look like domes, domes were made to look like having an infinity of depth, figures were painted as if they came out of the picture. Playing with light and shadow played a strong part in these depictions, as well as other methods such as playing the perspective of the compositions. Sometimes the perspective of the composition would be taken as to be the same as the room’s, drawing the vanishing point to the actual spot where the depicted horizon would be if the person would stand in the middle of the room.


The ornamental depictions were created especially to mimic the actual engravings that were popular to be carved or embossed in luxury architecture in those times. With the popularization of illusionary techniques to be applied onto the mural ornaments these could be applied on every architecture, both indoors and outdoors. The ease of creation also allowed for much complex compositions as well, increasing the artistic expression of the ornaments.