Yvan Arpa’s Artya watches is one of those companies that seems to have no competition when it comes to delicate watch decorations. They seem to be in a league of their own and this time they’ve even outdone themselves.
Artya has unveiled a gorgeous, one-off timepiece that’s totally worthy of being called a piece of art. Called Artya Arabesque Tourbillon, this exquisite watch comes decorated with hand-engraving – Arabesque, of course.
Such amazing timepieces are extremely rare, even for a watchmaker like Artya. Inspired by the Wild West, the Arabesque Tourbillon is strangely attractive, featuring a square case, that’s easily curved, which resembles a western belt buckle engraved by someone of Arab descent.
Aside from the beautifully engraved Arabesque motifs, the titanium case has been also embellished with 24k gold. This is why it took a master engraver about 100 hours to fully engrave the 40 mm wide by 52.5 mm tall Arabesque Tourbillon’s case. Inside you’d find a manually wound, flying tourbillon-based movement including a 72-hour power reserve.
Interestingly enough, the time is not displayed directly in the center of the dial. The unusual dial was also engraved, while the Arabesque was attached to a black crocodile strap. In the end, we can all agree that the unique Artya Arabesque Tourbillon is a piece of modern-day art, which is why it comes with a price-tag of $217,000. Any takers?