The latest Edition of ArtyA’s Son of a Gears is the ArtyA Multicolored Shams Crystal, featuring a full crystal case perfectly transparent in order to maximize the see trough effect of our exclusive ArtyA Shams skeletonized movement multicolored.
This incredible watch has a Lab-created synthetic sapphire case that has the same physical properties, visual characteristics and hardness level as the natural gemstones. Natural sapphires are created by the earth and mined, which makes them rare. The synthetic stones (known as corundum, a chemically pure, aluminum oxide ) are created by man in a carefully controlled environment.
But why sapphire? Well for starters case is incredibly scratch proof because of the remarkable hardness of sapphires – 9 on the Moh’s scale (apx 1800 Vickers) the third hardest mineral, after diamond at 10 and moissanite at 9,5 . However sapphire does have properties and powers that we can feel and enjoy or at least consider positively. The sapphire has, for centuries, been seen as a symbol of heavens, a guardian of innocence, a bestower of truth, a promoter of good health, and a preserver of chastity. It is believed to brings gifts of fulfilment, joy, prosperity, inner peace and beauty. Some wore it to ward off illness or as protection while traveling. They are supposed to preserve the wearer from envy and attract divine favor. In the 12th Century, the sapphire was known as the most appropriate stone for ecclesiastical rings,
In the middle ages, people believed wearing a sapphire suppressed negative thoughts. It also has been long believed to have a curing power for natural ailments. In ancient Persia, If ground up, it was used as an all purpose medicine. Ivan the Terrible of Russia stated that the sapphire strengthened the heart and muscles and endowed a person with courage.
Now coming to the actual watch. The aim of this skeleton much like others, is to reveal the exclusive manual winding skeleton movement, workings and mechanical beauty of the watch in all its glory. But that requires light. What better source of light could there be than the one that has given us life – the sun? Once again, ArtyA reconciles extremes and opens up a new creative path, combining a movement clad in the absolute minimum with all the warmth of a life-giving heavenly body.
This 46mm ArtyA Multicolored Shams Crystal is a piece unique, which means it is the only one around. Priced at CHF 29,400 this new addition is quite a powerful and elegant expression of time..